I really like Bundles, and Stampin’ Up! outdoes theirselves constantly with some of the best. My favorite bundle type is the Punch Bundles. Punches are just so quick and easy to use. I like quick cards for the most part and punches aid me in achieving the quick part. For today’s card, I joined Embossing, (is this sounding familiar from the last couple of days?) with a punch bundle. I hope you like this one.
My original idea for this card was actually more simple than the end result. From the beginning however, the focus was the flower from the Flowers of Friendship Bundle. A fellow demonstrator shared the idea of using the stamped and punched image being cut into layered petals for the largest flower. I love the idea and that was my first plans.
I stamped the image onto Basic White using Basic Gray Ink. The Basic Gray is not quite as bold as the Memento Tuxedo Black. The flowers and leaves were colored using Just Jade and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends. For the larger flower, the image is stamped onto Fresh Freesia cardstock using Fresh Freesia Ink. It is punched using the Flowers and Leaves Punch in the bundle, cut into petals and layered over the flower.
Once I finished the flower layer, the plan was to simply layer it over a piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock. That just looked too plain. I flipped through the embossing folders and found the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. You can’t have too many flowers! After embossing the cardstock, it is layered on a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock, and the floral layer adhered on top.
For the finishing touches, I added the fun sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays. When I placed it on the card the first time, I thought it looked like a flower pot with the flowers sticking out. To tie in something to match the green of the leaves, I added a piece of the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon. Just a small strip of ribbon really adds a punch. It is adhered and then the sentiment added using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The last thing added was one of the Pastel Pearls at the base of the main flower.
The card is actually still a quick card to make even if not quite as simple as I originally planned.
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