Monday, March 15, 2010

Another Fifth Avenue Floral Paradise Card… For You!

Yesterday, you were told that I would share another Fifth Avenue Floral and Paradise card combo… well as promised, here it is, complete with tutorial and cutting directions as well!

This just happens to be one of the cards we made during the Card Making Part II classes held this month at the local University.  During the sessions, students cut their own cardstock, and learned a variety of basic stamping techniques as well.  The focus of this class was mainly on embossing… but they learned to watercolor on shimmery white card stock as well!

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After stamping the leaves and stem of the flower, I used an Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker to add more color, depth, and veining… really helps to make the flower stand out!  The clear acrylic dot is a ‘build a brad’ dot which was used to magnify the center of the flower.

Scroll down for the cutting and assembly directions/tutorial!

Stampin’ Up Supplies:


  • Fifth Avenue Floral
  • Vintage Labels
  • Paradise

Classic Inks and Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • Cameo Coral
  • Old Olive
  • Always Artichoke
  • Barely Banana


  • Heat Tool
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink
  • Aqua Painter
  • Organza Ribbon
  • Round Tab Punch
  • Build-A-Brad
  • Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder

Card Stock and Cutting Directions:

  • Shimmery White: 2 ¼” x 4”
  • Whisper White: 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼” and scrap to stamp/punch ‘for you’
  • Old Olive: 5 ¼” x 4 ¼” embossed, and 2 ¾” x 4 ½”
  • Barely Banana: 3 ¾” x 5”
  • Cameo Coral: 2 ½” x 4 1/4””

Stamp and Assemble Directions:

    1. Turn on Heat Gun, allow it to warm up.
    2. Stamp stem and leaves with Old Olive Ink on Shimmery White Card Stock, Dry with Heat Gun.
    3. Use Powder Pal to remove static from card front, pounce all over stamped image and cardstock.
    4. Ink Floral Image with Versamark, stamp on card.
    5. Over the embossing tray, pour a small amount of White Embossing Powder over versamark, making sure entire stamped image is covered.
    6. Remove excess embossing powder by turning image upside down over embossing tray, and gently ‘thumping’ on the back. Inspect image to ensure no additional embossing powder remains on card surface (these can be removed with a soft brush or the tips of your scissors.)
    7. Heat with Heat Gun until powder turns shiny and white. Be sure to move Heat Gun slowly over entire stamped image.
    8. Lightly wash the embossed image with water from your Aqua Brush (do not soak.)
    9. Slowly add Cameo Coral Ink with Aqua Brush to the embossed image. Allowing the image to dry between applications will enable you to add depth to the color.
    10. Use Cameo Coral Marker to color in the center of the flower, remove excess ink with a tissue.
    11. Use Barely Banana Marker to color around the center of the flower, and water from the Aqua brush to soften where you have just colored. Re-Apply color as desired.
    12. Use Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker to add veining to stem and leaves, and enhance the outer leaf edges.
    13. Attach stamped image to smaller Cameo Coral and Old Olive card stock pieces.
    14. Stamp “for you” on scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, punch with round tab punch, and highlight edges with Cameo Coral Stampin’ Write Marker.
    15. Attach to upper right edge of stamped image assembly.
    16. Now attach the piece to Barely Banana and textured Old Olive card stock. Refer to image for placement (on left side of card front.)
    17. Tie ribbon ‘knot’ and attach to card front with glue dots.
    18. Attach assembled card front to Whisper White card fold-over.

Easy peasy, easy enough for new stampers, and another great way to use your Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set!

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See you tomorrow with another hand stamped project!

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1 comment:

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty! I love the richness of the leaves. Good choice of papers!