Yes, I know that it's November, and it's cold and snowy. Summer is a quickly fading memory for many of us. But that's not going to stop me from sharing two cards I made last weekend with the Stampin' Up!® set Summer Silhouettes. Or maybe that's the very reason I should share them. At any rate, a floral card is never really out of season as far as I'm concerned.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes
Card stock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, textured Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly punch, rhinestones, Mini Glue Dots
Using Old Olive ink, I stamped several of the leaves, four short stems and two long stems on a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock. The flowers on the long stems are stamped in Rich Razzleberry directly on the Whisper White card stock. I stamped the other, smaller, flowers in Rich Razzleberry and Summer Starfruit on a separate sheet of white card stock and cut them out. That was the most time-consuming part of making this card, and even that wasn't too bad. (Plus I actually like "fussy cutting.") I attached the flowers to the Whisper White panel with Mini Glue Dots and then adhered the panel to the middle of a Summer Starfruit card base.
I even "fancied up" the inside of the card just a bit by stamping a few leaves and flowers along the bottom of a layer of Whisper White card stock. I always like the finished look when I stamp the inside of a card to coordinate with the outside. But I don't do it very often because I'd rather spend time making the front of the card, which is what most people are going to see. Basically the same reason I rarely stamp matching envelopes.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, All-Year Cheer II
Card stock: Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral
Accessories: 1/8" Lucky Limeade organdy ribbon, corner rounder, Jewelry Tag punch, Simply Scored tool, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
I think this image is my favorite one from the Summer Silhouettes set. It's so different from any other flower images I have (and I have a lot, so that's saying something!). I stamped the stem image in Lucky Limeade on three 1-1/2" x 3-1/4" pieces of Whisper White card stock and then stamped the flowers in three different colors: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Calypso Coral. I trimmed the pieces with the peach and coral flowers down to about 1-1/4" x 3" and rounded the corners of all three pieces. I matted each piece with the coordinating color of card stock, leaving a wider border around the piece with the red flowers.
Inside the card I rounded the corners of the Whisper White layer (to match the panels on the front) and stamped one flower in the corner. I think this card will go in my stash for Operation Write Home, so I wanted to leave as much blank space as possible for a hero to write his or her message to a loved one back home.
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