Artistry Blooms Cards Part 1

Jul 13, 2020 | Cards

My favorite suite in the current catalog is the Artistry Blooms Suite (see some of my other favorite products here). The bright colors and floral images really caught my attention. I have a 5-part mini series planned for the next few weeks to show off some different cards featuring the products from this suite.

For this post I have a set of three cards ranging from simple to more advanced. The advanced card is closely based on a card from page 131 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I started by making that card, then worked “backward” to make the other two cards.

Simple Stamping Card

To begin with the simple card, all you need is stamps, ink, and paper. Using the Hand-drawn Blooms stamp set and the Magenta Madness ink pad, stamp the floral images and sentiment on a standard Whisper White card base. The same stamps and ink are used in the other cards.

Casual Stamping Card

The next card adds in the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Artistry Blooms Sequins from the suite (plus a few other supplies). Cut a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of DSP (the pink-orange-white paint stroke pattern is used here) and adhere to a standard Whisper White card base.

On a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp the floral images so it goes off the left edge a little. Adhere this piece centered on the card with Dimensionals. Stamp the sentiments on a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock. Punch both ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch to your desired length (mine ended up being about 1-5/8″ long). Add this piece to the card using Mini Dimensionals. Finish it up by adding three sequins around the sentiment piece.

Advanced Stamping Card

The final card uses the suite items from the previous cards along with the Rainbow Glimmer Paper and the Banner Blooms Dies (plus some other supplies). Cut a 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of the Rainbow Glimmer Paper (the pink-orange gradient portion). Adhere this piece to the top of a standard Whisper White card base.

Cut a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece of DSP (the same pattern as the previous card). Make a diagonal cut on the DSP piece that goes from the top left corner to 3/4″ down from the top right corner. Adhere the DSP to the bottom of the card (it will overlap the Rainbow Glimmer Paper a little bit).

Cut a 1″ x 6″ piece of Vellum cardstock and paint Shimmer Paint across it. Once dry, adhere to the card over the diagonal edge of the DSP and trim the portions extending past the card base.

Die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Stamp the main floral images on the die cut rectangle so it goes off the left edge a little. Adhere this piece to the card just off center using Dimensionals.

Stamp a couple of the smaller floral images on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock to get five small flowers. Die cut the flowers with the matching dies. Add the flowers over the main image using Mini Dimensionals.

Stamp the stems image on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Daffodil Delight ink. Cut out the bow portion and add it to the stamped layer with Mini Dimensionals matching up the images.

Stamp the sentiments on a different pattern of the DSP (the pink-orange stripe pattern is used here). Die cut out with a circle from the Layering Circles Dies. Add this piece to the card with Dimensionals. Finish it up with five Artistry Blooms Sequins spread across the stamped layer.

I really like how all three cards turned out. Using the same basic stamping layout, you can get vary different looks by adding in a few other supplies. What card are you wanting to make?

~ Mackenzie
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