Handmade flower cards are some of my favorite kinds to make. Of course, many of you know that I love to garden, so I guess handmade flower cards are a natural extension of that love. The cards that I have to share with you today feature two retiring stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!
On this first card, I used the Flower Patch stamp set (Photopolymer, 134207). This set first premiered several years ago and I was immediately drawn to it. However, for some reason I didn’t use this set as much as I thought I would. I wanted to make one more card with it before it retired, and as I was making this card I was kicking myself for not using it more!! It makes absolutely beautiful cards.
- Flower Patch is a two-step stamp set. That’s how you create the lighter and darker shades in the flowers and leaves. You can either use the same color and stamp off to get the lighter color, or you can use two different colors…a lighter and darker shade. I used two different colors on this card.
- Colors used Wild Wasabi and Old Olive; Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder; Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon; Marina Mist and Dapper Denim.
- Card base is Dapper Denim with a piece of Crumb Cake attached to the front.
- The coordinating Flower Fair Framelits (133731) make it so easy to cut out each of the stamped images.
I used the retiring Circle of Spring stamp set (Photopolymer, 138964) to create my next two cards. This stamp set also has coordinating framelits which make it easy to cut out the wreath (Wonderful Wreath Framelits, 135851).
I kept my first card really simple.
- I used a piece of designer paper for the background of this card front (Blooms and Bliss Designer Paper, 141654 – Retiring). Of course, the Mint Macaron In-Color is also retiring.
- Sentiment is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set (Wood 138940, Clear 139962), also retiring.
- I used Stampin’ Write Markers (Subtle collection 131263, and Mint Macaron, 2015-2017 In-Color Collection, 138333) to color the wreath. I layered the Whisper White cardstock onto a piece of Mint Macaron before attaching to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here’s a second Circle of Spring card.
- I also colored the wreath on this card with Stampin’ Write Markers. Once I had done that, I used the coordinating Wonderful Wreath Framelits to cut out the wreath. It is attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The sentiment is stamped on a circle piece that is placed behind the popped up wreath.
- DESIGN NOTE: The bottom row of dots was made using one of the dies pieces in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set (137547). The row of dots coordinates with the dotted designer paper and adds some interest to the bottom of the card.
- Designer paper is from the retiring Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (138434).
If you’d like to see more handmade flower cards using Stampin’ Up! products check out this post:
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