Flourishing Phrases And The Many Layered Card

By | 06/15/2016

Creating a layered card!

I am going to ‘fess up and tell you that this card went through at least 3 permutations before I finally landed on the one I liked!  Some days are all about experimentation.  I think that I will start calling my craft room the stamping lab!

I was so sad when the Everything Eleanor stamp set retired.  I love flourishes!  They make great backgrounds and they look wonderful if you stamp tone-on-tone with them.  I love using them for a simple sympathy card and an elegant note card.  I just find them to be very versatile.

Thankfully, Stampin’ Up! came out with a new set called Flourishing Phrases.  It’s fantastic!  It has 18 stamps that includes a huge variety of sentiments. (I already have a favorite!)  It also has a coordinating thinlets die set with 10 dies!  You can get them as a bundle and save 10% by buying them at the same time.

Stamping Imperfection Flourishing Phrases

What you see on this card is the flourish and one sentiment from the set.  I’ve only used 2 stamps from the set to create this card!

I colored the leaves and flower bits with the same colors that I used for my card layers and the enamel dots.

2016 Color Combo 7 Stamping Imperfection

How pretty is that new Sweet Sugarplum from the 2016-2018 In Colors with the Wild Wasabi and So Saffron from the Subtles collection?


Card Layers

I’ve been making a lot of clean and simple (CAS) single layer cards lately and I think I was just craving a multi-layered card today!  My layers each have a 1/8″ border all around.  Here are the dimensions of each layer:

  • Card base of Whisper White cut at 4-1/4 x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Wild Wasabi cut at 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″
  • So Saffron cut at 4 x 5-1/4″
  • Sweet Sugarplum cut at 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″
  • Whisper White cut at 3-3/4 x 5″

I created the stamped image then layered all the mats together.  I wrapped the ribbon around and secured it with a knot on the front, then attached the layers to the card base.  I used no dimensionals on this card.

Layered Card of Flourishing Phrases from Stamping Imperfection

I liked the final product in the end.  The color combination made me happy!

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2 thoughts on “Flourishing Phrases And The Many Layered Card

  1. Ramsey

    This is a beautiful card!!! Love the colors and layers! Simple elegance!!!


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