Beautiful Bouquet Two Ways

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Beautiful Bouquet stamps from Stampin' Up!

Beautiful Bouquet Two Ways

There are lots of creative decisions that go into making a card. Today I am sharing two cards with Beautiful Bouquet stamps. These cards are the same, except for one small change that makes a big difference.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Beautiful Bouquet stamps from Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pool Party, Gold

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Beautiful Bouquet stamps from Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pool Party, Basic Black

The background in one of my cards uses a black and white Memories and More card from the Perfect Days collection. The other uses Eastern Gold vinyl stickers in the background. (There are also a couple other small changes in the colors of embellishments.)

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Beautiful Bouquet stamps from Stampin' Up!

Small Change, Big Difference

That small difference changes the whole mood of each card. The Memories and More one is a little more edgy and modern, while the Eastern Gold one is a little more elegant and formal. As such, I would use them for completely different occasions; I would send the former as a birthday card, and the latter as a wedding card.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Beautiful Bouquet stamps from Stampin' Up!

Creativity Tip

When you make cards, play around a little bit with all the different options  for your card to see which one you like more. Try it one way, then another way. Your card may end up different than you originally planned or you may end up with multiple designs from the same idea!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Beautiful Bouquet stamps from Stampin' Up!

Challenge Inspiration

This card was inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #093!

This fun color combination uses my two favorite In Colors.  I am already worried about how I will possibly survive without them when their time inevitably comes (in only 23 months). I love this bright, happy green and the rich, sassy purple-pink.  Then there is Pool Party, which gladly is a permanent color; it goes so well in so many color combinations (including this one).

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Beautiful Bouquet stamps from Stampin' Up!

Card Directions

  1. First, cut a Pool Party card base.
  2. Next, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 1/8″ (0.3 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Adhere the Whisper White layer to the card base.
  4. Option 1: Trim a Memories and More card from the Perfect Days collection so it is 1-1/2″ (3.7 cm) smaller than the card base. Adhere it to the card.
  5. Option 2: Select two Eastern Gold vinyl stickers, one that fits within the other, and adhere them to the upper left side of the Whisper White panel.
  6. Use the Bouquet Bunch Framelit Dies to die cut a bouquet of stems from Lemon Lime Twist, as well as a couple of leafy branches in Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive. Also cut out a Whisper White zigzag shape; this is the tie that holds the bouquet together.
  7. Use Beautiful Bouquet stamps to stamp several flower shapes onto cardstock. I used these combinations: Pool Party ink on Pool Party cardstock (with white gel pen accents), Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock, and VersaMark plus White Embossing Powder on Berry Burst cardstock.
  8. Cut out each of your flowers using Bouquet Bunch Framelit Dies. Cut a few solid color shapes from Pool Party, Berry Burst, and Whisper White using the cluster of flowers dies.
  9. Arrange your flowers, stems, and leaves in a pleasing way. When you are happy with the arrangement, glue it down. For the bottom, flat layers I used liquid glue. For the top layers I used dimensionals to add depth.
  10. Add a piece of Sequins Trim (black or gold, to match your background) to the side of the stems, where they are tied together. I used liquid glue to hold it in place, then also added a Berry Burst Mini Bow (which has a tini dimensional on the back) on top of that so it is attached extra firmly.
  11. Add Faceted Gems (clear or gold depending on your background) to the centers of the flowers and an additional one or two to the background as needed.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko with Beautiful Bouquet stamps from Stampin' Up!

A Step Further

Which card do you like better? If you were going to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of these cards, what would you change or add to make it your own?

Materials

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Memories and More: Perfect Days Card Pack (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: VersaMark, Pool Party, Berry Burst (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Bouquet Bunch Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: white embossing powder, heat tool, Black Mini Sequin Trim, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Clear Faceted Gems, Gold Faceted Gems, 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows, dimensionals, white gel pen (c) Stampin’ Up!

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