Hello fellow stampers and crafters! Today I have a darling little note card made with the versatile Floral Essence Stampin’ Up! stamp set using the Spotlight Technique. These note cards are 4 x 4 inches when complete and could be used at place settings for the Thanksgiving meal (assuming that is possible this year!). Note: This card is CASE’d from Shannon West’s presentation during our recent Onstage Convention.
I am using two exceptional stamp sets: Floral Essence and A Wish For Everything. Why are they exceptional? There are endless possibilities for the beginner stamper to use the flowers in the Floral Essence stamp set, depending on the color of ink and paper chosen. Purple, pink, and yellow for Spring; bolder brighter colors for Summer; and red/green or blue/white for Winter. The colors chosen for today’s card are Fall colors. The words in the “A Wish For Everything” cover, well, just about everything a beginner would need.
Measurements: Cinnamon Cider Card Stock (CS): 4 x 8 inches with a score line at 4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches, 2 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches and 1 x 4 inches; In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches.
You will also need: Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee and Just Jade ink, Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the Classic Label Punch, the 2-inch Circle Punch and the Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo pack. All products are found in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog except the Metallic Ribbon which is on page 45 of the 2020 Stampin’ UP!® Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.
Let’s get stamping!
Use the Cinnamon Cider ink to stamp the largest solid flower slightly right of center. Be mindful of the upper border of the flower as you want it to be 1/4 inch from the top. Use the Bumblebee ink to stamp the smaller solid flower on either side as shown. Tip: The Floral Essence stamps are Photopolymer, or see-through stamps. You get the best image if you stamp on something with a little “give” to it. I am using the Stampin’ Pierce mat, covered in white scrap paper. You may also try using your catalog.
Use the Bumblebee ink to stamp the center of the large solid flower. There is a different center stamp for the smaller solid flower. Stamping off Technique: stamp once onto scrap paper before stamping the center of the smaller solid flower onto your card. This will result in the center of the smaller solid flower being a little lighter than the flower itself.
Stamp the stems in Just Jade ink. I did turn the stamp upside down to stamp the stem for the Bumblebee flower to the left. I stamped twice to get the stem for the Bumblebee flower on the right. Add the leaves.
You may fill in the open space by stamping a few leaves using the single leaf stamp.
Use the Cinnamon Cider ink to stamp a large solid flower off to the right side of the 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. This will be the inside of your card, so leave a little space for writing. While you have the Cinnamon Cider handy, stamp the sentiment “Happy Thanksgiving” onto the 1 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS strip. Note: The sentiment is a Red Rubber stamp. You do not need the extra padding. The image for the red rubber comes out with more clarity when stamped on a hard surface. I just forgot to take the Stampin’ Pierce Mat away.
With Bumblebee ink stamp two more small solid flowers on the inside of the card. Stamp the center of the Cinnamon Cider flower. When stamping the center for the Bumblebee flowers remember to stamp off first. Add the stems and leaves in Just Jade ink.
Spotlight Technique: Use the 2 inch circle punch to punch out the Cinnamon Cider flower. I turned my card 180 degrees and put the punch upside down on the craft table so that I could see what I was punching. I wanted the edge of the circle to be 1/4 inch down from the top of the card piece.
Here is the end result.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the Metallic Ribbon to the back of the card piece you just punched.
Use a Bone Folder to fold the 4 x 8 inch Cinnamon Cider CS card base at the 4 inch score line. The Bone Folder makes a nice crisp fold. Adhere the inside panel of your card.
Adhere the 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 inch In Good Taste DSP to the card front. Now adhere the punched out card piece.
Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals or strips of the Foam Adhesive Sheets and adhere the punched out circle to the card front to complete the Spotlight Technique. Tip: I have been using the Foam Adhesive Sheets in place of the Stampin’ Dimensionals. I have had a joint fusion in my right index finger. The thumb and index finger no longer come together so it makes peeling off the small hexagonal backing of the Stampin’ Dimensionals a challenge. I found that if I cut the Foam Adhesive Sheets into 1/4 inch strips, I can use those which make peeling the backing off a bit easier.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the bow, and a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the sentiment. This little note card looks great, but I think we need some Bling!
The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels match perfectly! That is one remarkable point regarding Stampin’ Up! products-everything matches! Each color of card stock has coordinating ink. Some colors also have matching ribbon or embellishments! In this case the Cinnamon Cider coordinates with the Metallic Ribbon, the DSP, the Cinnamon Cider ink and the Champagne Rhinestones! Anyhow, I digress. The Take Your Pick tool helps to easily transfer the tiny rhinestones to your card.
Viola! You have a darling little note card to wish someone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you can find some time to do some crafting. If you ever have any questions, especially if you are hung up on a project, shoot me an email and I will do my best to help you sort it out. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Have a tremendous week!