Handmade flower cards are probably my favorite type of card to create. I LOVE gardening and flowers, so it makes sense that I’d also like flower themed cards. And, making handmade flower cards using Stampin’ Up! products is so fun and easy!
In today’s blog post I have four handmade flower card ideas to inspire you. I made these cards with two retiring Stampin’ Up! stamp sets: Crazy About You (Wood 138856, Clear Mount 138859, Photopolymer 137137) and Grateful Bunch (140691).
My first two handmade flower card ideas come directly out of the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! catalog. I used the Crazy About You stamp set to make them. You can find the original ideas on page 70 of the catalog. However, you will find that I changed my cards up a bit.
Here’s the first card:
- Colors used: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry
- Instead of stamping leaves and “flowers” as shown in the catalog, I symmetrically stamped four of the same flower image in an alternating color pattern. (I’m a very symmetrical person if you haven’t yet figured that out!!)
- Textured background on the Very Vanilla card stock was made with the Petal Burst embossing folder (141493). I placed it so the de-bossed side was facing up.
- Die cut word was made using the Hello You thinlits (137363). I used the same word as in the catalog sample, but I chose to mount mine differently. (Note – these Thinlit Dies are also retiring.)
Here’s a second card I made using the same card layout as my card above.
- Colors used: Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
- Flowers are from Crazy About You stamp set. Sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set (Wood 141531, Clear 141534). This stamp set will continue into the new catalog.
- Textured background on the Whisper White card stock was made with the same Petal Burst embossing folder as the first card, but this time I placed it with the embossed side facing up.
- I added two stamped flower petals on either end of the sentiment piece (and stamped off with these).
These two cards above are great examples of how to take an idea from somewhere else and make it your own.
My next two cards are made with the Grateful Bunch stamp set.
- This card is quick and easy to make. The flowers from the retiring Grateful Bunch stamp set are stamped onto Crushed Curry cardstock using Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), then punched with the coordinating Blossom Punch (140612). (Note, the punch is also retiring.)
- To give depth, the centers of the flowers are “sponged” with Crushed Curry ink using Sponge Daubers (133773). The flower center is a Gold Metallic Enamel Shape (141678).
- The vine stems and sentiment are stamped with Old Olive ink.
- The sentiment is from the also retiring Wetlands stamp set (Wood 126695, Clear 126697). This is a personal favorite of mine as well and I will miss it. I LOVE the classic greetings found in this set!!!
Here’s another card I made using the Grateful Bunch stamp set.
- Card colors are Crushed Curry and Early Expresso.
- Sentiment used is from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set (141739), also retiring. Large flower image is from the Grateful Bunch stamp set. Both are stamped in Early Espresso ink.
- Textured background is created with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143231). This product will carry over into the new 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog. I lightly sponged some Early Espresso ink onto the textured cardstock to add some depth.
I’ve featured several retiring Stampin’ Up! products in today’s blog post. If you are interested in adding any of these items to your stamping collection, I’d encourage you to head on over to my online store and purchase them as soon as possible before they are gone forever!! And, if your order is $35 or more, you can take advantage of my April Ordering Special. Find the details here. Ordering special only available through April 30.
What stamp sets do you like to use when you create handmade flower cards? Leave a comment below and let me know.