Monday, June 10, 2019

Perennial Essence Makes a Quick & Easy Card

This is the first of two blog posts today, as I'm participating in an international blog hop this afternoon with Kylie Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Team. You can look for that post around 2 pm. PDT. But this morning, I wanted to demonstrate the way that the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, paired with the Floral Essence stamp set and the Well Written Dies, can make a quick and easy birthday card that looks like you graduated from art school!

Of course, it's all due to the DSP, because it's so beautiful! It looks like an impressionist painting, and the colours are rich and vibrant! But the new Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set that is designed to go with it, enhances the effect. Here's a closer look:

  • I used Blackberry Bliss as the card base and adhered a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper on it as the background.
  • Using the Stamparatus, I stamped the three flowers: the outline one and larger solid flower in Blackberry Bliss and the smaller solid one in Blueberry Bushel, all from the Floral Essence set.
  • I have to make mention here of the new Stamp Cleaning Pad in this Annual Catalogue. It works like a dream. It's miraculous. Imagine in the past, when you used Blackberry Bliss on a photopolymer stamp. It was instant stain of a deep purply red that would never come out. But I used the new Stamp Cleaning pad on them for the first time and was amazed at the amount of stain it got out. There was a slight pink tinge left, but hardly anything. You've got to try it if the staining of your photopolymers bothers you at all.
  • I coordinated the flower center stamps onto the appropriate flowers and picked them up with the Stamparatus flap, them used Daffodil Delight and Petal Pink to stamp them. I also stamped the two leaf stamps in Mossy Meadow and coloured them in with the Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo. Then everything had to be fussy cut out.
  • I used the birthday and wishes dies from the Well Written dies set and die cut those words from Sparkle Glimmer Paper. You can either use glue to adhere them on your project, or use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to turn them into stickers, however, Stampin' Up! no longer sells those as part of its adhesive line.
  • The three flowers and the leaves are grouped at the top left of the card and glue, glue dots and dimensionals are used to adhere them to the front.
  • The two words are die cut and glued to the front of the card as shown. Then you add Gold and Clear Faceted Gems to the centers of the flowers to finish off. 
And that's it! Easy peasy! And you have a gorgeous card without a ton of effort!

And speaking of beautiful Designer Series paper, you can get your hands on more variety of it for less money by participating in one of my paper shares. You do that by basically sharing packs with other people, but I coordinate that for you. You just need to sign up, then pay for it, and I will deliver to you part packages of a variety of DSP packs in the catalogue. There are several options to choose from. Find out more and how to sign up HERE. There is no obligation by simply clicking on the link.

The deadline to sign up for these shares is FRIDAY, JUNE 14!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
Glue Dots

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