In my previous post I used this same Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle from Altenew without the dies. For today’s card, I used the dies for the flower clusters on the front of the card and to create a pop-up on the inside of the card.
I mostly used the same ink colors I used for the previous card but paired the blues and greens with Smokey Slate cardstock from Stampin’ Up! to create a softer look.
I used my mini MISTI to stamp the flower cluster outlines as well as the blue flower layers. Since I was going for a soft look, I stamped the outlines with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink and then used Sea Breeze and Turquoise inks from Altenew’s Deep Blue Seas Mini Ink Cube Set. I added Nuvo Clear Gliitter Pen and Silver Stickles to the flowers for some sprarkly details.
For the colored leaf layers, I used several acrylic blocks. I’m not sure why the leaf images for each cluster are separated into multiple stamps. It makes it a little more challenging to stamp them because you have to align them separately and mount them on one block, or use three blocks for all the leaf images in one layer of each flower cluster. I chose to mount all the leaf stamps for each layer in each cluster on one block, so I only needed two blocks per flower cluster, one to stamp the lighter layer, and one for the darker accents. I used Frayed Leaf for the first layer and Forest Glade for the accent layer, both from the Green Fields Mini Ink Cube Set.
Here is a photo of my layering guide. The stamps have letters and numbers next to them and are scattered throughout the stamp set. I wrote down the letter/number combos that correspond to each leaf stamp to make it easier to locate them.
The pop-up on the inside of the card is easy to make. The main thing is to make sure that the flower clusters will not interfere with opening and closing the card, or with each other.
The stamp set comes with a “Hello” sentiment and some smaller coordinating words but I wanted a larger sentiment for the front of my card. I made it for a close friend’s birthday so I chose the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the MFT Handwritten Happiness stamp set. Also from this set is the stamp I used inside the card that says “Let’s Celebrate“. I used a darker shade of ink from the Deep Blue Seas Mini Ink Cube Set called Tide Blue to make sure the sentiments stood.
Making this card really made me happy and my friend really liked it. Pop-ups are always an unexpected little treat for the recipient and these flowers won’t die in a few days. Look thorugh your stash and see what flowers you can use to make a pop-up flower bouquet. They can be individual flowers you cluster together. Have fun with it!
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