It is the last day of February, I cannot believe we are about to go into March. February has been a fantastic month for me crafting wise. I have hosted two Social Stamping sessions at the Taste of Dalyellup and held three successful card classes at home. Busy but fun! For my card classes at home, we created a double front flap card using the Fine Art Floral Suite.
I was inspired to make this type of fold after watching Jan B’s video on YouTube. I really liked the layout so I decided to give it a go with the Fine Art Floral Suite. One of my favourite suites from the January to June 2021 Mini Catalogues. If you have not seen the catalogue, you can view it online here. Some subtle changes were made to make this card using the Australian sized cardstock.
You will need the following to make this card:
1 x 4 1/8″ x 11.5″ Merry Merlot (Card Base – Score at 2 7/8″ and 5 3/4″)
2 x 3 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ Merry Merlot (make sure you make one of these pieces slightly smaller for the inside – refer to the video above)
2 x 3 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ Basic White (these are the 2 white pieces for the stitched rectangles)
1 x 2 3/4″ x 4″ Basic White (inside piece)
1 x 2 3/4″ x 4″ Fine Art Floral DSP
1 x 5 5/8″ x 4″ Fine Art Floral DSP
1 x 3″ x 3″ Gold foil
1 x 3″ x 5 1/2″ Basic White (or just use scraps for the flower and stem inside the card)
The flower stamped on the inside of the card was done using Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride and Merry Merlot sponge daubers. I really liked the effect of the darker shading to the stamp. The flower, stem and leaves were stamped in Blushing Bride and Mossy Meadow then die cut out. Versamark ink was used to stamp the smaller stamp from the stamp set over the flower with heat and stick applied with the heat tool. Then we dipped our flower cut out using tweezers into the gilded leafing. Oh my! This embellishment is my favourite! It can be a little messy with gold bit of gorgeousness floating everywhere but the effect on your craft project is divine. We used a sponge to gently brush away any excess but I usually just used my fingers to rub away the excess. Both ways work just as well.
The Art Gallery stamp set is so versatile with the numerous sentiments with a lovely font. So many options to go with the awesome, “Just want to say” die.
I just want to say… I love this set! So versatile and so pretty. I just know that you will love it too.
I hope this long weekend brings some time in the craft room. I have a bit of a clean up to do then I hope to be back in there creating.
Don’t forget, Sale-A-Bration ends today! For any last minute orders, head to https://www.stampinup.com.au/ click on “Find a Demonstrator” in the top left hand corner. Search my name “Mandy Depiazzi” location “Dalyellup” and this will ensure you are shopping with me. All order receive a special little something from me.
Goodbye February! Lets see what creativity I can share with you in March!