Flowing Flowers Class

Hi to all you crafters out there!

Today I'm sharing photos of our May class cards. My chosen stamp set was Flowing Flowers. I'm quite sad that this set is retiring but hey, if you're quick this week - on the 1st June, to be precise - you can grab this set at a discount in our last chance list.

I decided to make a set of cards. Sometimes we need to have a few cards in hand and it doesn't really matter if they're similar since they're all going out to different people, or you can give these in a set as a gift. I wanted to show my ladies how to speed up a little when making the set.

First we cut the card bases and the mats. Then we trimmed 2cm from both the long and the short side of an A4 sheet of basic white. With our scorer we scored a line in each direction in the centre of our card in a cross. This would give us an indication of where to stamp. In each of the 90°angles of the central scored cross, we stamped. Hopefully you will see what I mean from the picture below (I've drawn the central score lines in pen so that you can see them clearly).

Whatever you stamp in one quarter of the cardstock, you need to repeat in each of the other 3 quarters so that each area looks the same. I scanned my finished, stamped sheet so that I can illustrate below.

When you are happy with the stamping you then cut the card along the scorelines so that you have 4 identically sized pieces of card all ready to stick to their mats. By rotating the stamped card you will have 4 very similar card fronts on which to add your sentiments. Perhaps my photos of the finished cards will make this easier to understand.

I decorated an acetate box and popped the cards inside, along with envelopes. The embossing folder I used is retired.

For my next card I cut a rectangle from some scrap paper and then laid a decorative mask over the space and inked through with a blending brush. I did this 3 times, moving the aperture up and along each time so create a stepped appearance. After mounting and gluing I then stamped some more flowers from the set and attached them to the card front on foam dimensionals.

My last card is another simple card, just a change of colourway.

I don't think I'll be parting with this stamp set in a hurry!
As always, there's a list of the products I used below, click on any to view more clearly or to purchase.
Hope you've enjoyed joining me today, happy crafting!


Product List
Flowing Flowers Cling Stamp Set
Soft Succulent A4 Cardstock
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Pale Papaya A4 Cardstock
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Polished Pink A4 Cardstock
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad