Pressed Petals Suite Part Four: Best Wishes and Thank You

Pressed Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

Pressed Petals Suite Part Four: Best Wishes & Thank You is the fourth post in a series of five that showcase the Pressed Petals Suite from the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. The samples above are from page #72 of the catalog. You can read the previous posts here:

Pressed Petals Suite Part Three: Strength and Peace 

Pressed Petals Journal

Introducing The Pressed Petals Suite

The elegant products in this suite are reminiscent of preserving flowers by pressing them between the pages of a heavy book. In fact, some of the Designer Series Papers were made by laying pressed flowers onto fabric. The flowers were then photographed and designed into the paper. The stamps include sentiments of gratitude and support, and images that continue the pressed flower theme. 

Do you know that you can purchase this entire suite with a single product number? That takes the guesswork out of your purchase, and helps to ensure that you have the coordinating products you need in order to make lots of great projects. By purchasing the entire suite, you receive the Path of Petals stamp set and Petal Label Dies bundle at 10% off the full price of both pieces.

Or, you can purchase the Path of Petals stamp set and Petal Label Dies as a bundle with 10% off the full price.

Click on the images below for more information or to purchase in my online store.

Today, I am sharing two sample cards from Stampin’ Up!. The first is a floral Best Wishes card that could be used for a birthday, wedding, confirmation, graduation or other personal day, and the second is a Thank You card.

Pressed Petals Suite

You can see that the Designer Series Paper takes center stage on this Best Wishes card. The wreath of flowers and petals is cut from the paper and transferred to the card. You could also use stamped images, additional leaves and 3D flowers for added dimension. The card base is from Mossy Meadow cardstock, and the sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut with the Pretty Label punch, then added to a folded strip of Night of Navy cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! items used to make this card. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.

 

The second sample is a stunning Thank You card. Watercoloring, heat embossing, and ink on a 3D embossing folder add lots of texture to this card and make it stand out from the crowd. If you choose to heat emboss the sentiment, you will need a heat tool.

Pressed Petals Suite

Make the base of the card from Pear Pizzazz card stock, and add a layer of Designer Series Paper. On a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the flowers, petals and leaves, and color them with the watercolor pencils. When using watercolor pencils, you do not have to be precise, you can add more or less color, and you can mix colors for a blended effect. After coloring, lightly dab the images with a bit of water. You can use an Aqua Painter, or even a Q-tip, but be careful to not add too much water. You want enough moisture to smooth the coloring, but not too much or the cardstock will pill and possibly warp.

After the watercolors are dry, it is time to add a bit of texture. Open the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad, and lightly press ink onto the Subtle Embossing Folder, on the top side only. Then place the stamped and watercolored layer into the folder, and press the folder onto the cardstock. You could also run the panel lightly through the Big Shot.

For the sentiment, stamp Thank You onto a strip of Mossy Meadow cardstock using Versamark ink, sprinkle with White Embossing powder, and heat emboss. Then assemble the card with the burlap ribbon and other embellishments.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! items used in this project. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.

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Stamping regards,

Linda K, The Stamp Coach