Sunday, April 28, 2019

Floral Essence Sneak Peek for PP439

Hello and Happy Sunday stamping friends! This week at The Paper Players the lovely and talented Claire is our hostess with an awesome sketch challenge. It’s no secret that sketch challenges are my favorite. It’s so fun to start with a great layout and see where your creativity takes you. I hope you will join us this week! 
As soon as I saw Claire’s sketch I was inspired create with some brand new products from the upcoming Stampin Up!® Annual Catalog. These products from the Perennial Essence Suite will be available starting June 4th, so today’s post is a little “sneak peek” of sorts. 
The new products include: 

  • Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Perennial Flower Punch
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
  • Perennial Essence 12” x 12” Vellum Cardstock
  • Perennial Essence Floral Centers

The Designer Series Paper in this suite is truly stunning! The soft floral imagery is hand-painted and has such gorgeous color and detail, it could even be framed on its own. I decided to use two of the lighter patterns to create this wedding/anniversary card. And yes the layer with the stamped sentiment is actually Designer Series Paper with a very subtle pink pattern. So pretty! 

 Today’s Colors: 

Those Perennial Essence Floral Centers had me scratching my head a bit when I first saw them at Stampin’ Up!® OnStage earlier this month. They have an interesting “fuzzy" texture and at first glance, I wasn’t so sure I liked them. But once you pop them on the punched flowers, they totally look amazing. I think they are a really unique and fun detail! 
I just love that this suite has coordinating colored vellum! It really adds such beautiful detail and comes in Petal Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron for a great variety of colors to use with this suite. To start, I stamped the floral image in Flirty Flamingo on the Petal Pink vellum. Ink does take a bit to dry on vellum, so a good tip is to do your stamping and then just set it off to the side to dry while you work on the rest of your card. Once dry, I punched out the flowers with the Perennial Flower Punch and layered the images together. I also used the Leaf Punch to add some accents around the flowers. 

For the So Saffron vellum layer and the Whisper White Layering Circle, I actually used the Subtle Embossing Folder to add a bit of texture. I love how this Embossing Folder looks on vellum. It adds a little pop of detail without being too distracting. I topped the flowers off with those fuzzy floral centers and then added some sequins for sparkle and shine. 

Card Measurements: 

  • Old Olive Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Petal Pink Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper  (floral design)- 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • So Saffron Perennial Essence Vellum - 1-3/4” x 4-7/8” 
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (for stamped sentiment) - 2” x 3-7/8” 

As always, a quick look at the inside of the card, using a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Whisper White cardstock, a 1-1/4” x 5-1/4” strip of DSP and coordinating stamps. This paper is just gorgeous! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share a project using this sketch challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 3rd, 2019. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team

All of the products I used (that are currently available) are listed below. As a reminder, the new products will be available starting June 4th. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store. This month’s Host Code is: TE9GEQXY. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will receive a gift from me. If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. Lovely colors. Beautiful design.

  2. I love the soft pretty feel to this card! The sentiment is awesome.

  3. Beautiful card. Love the pretty papers and the fuzzy centers of the pretty flowers.

  4. This is soft, lovely and feminine! Wonderful card Anne Marie!

  5. Oh, how pretty this is! I love the paper and the dotted tulle especially. A perfect card for the sketch, and I totally agree about how nice it is to start with a sketch. Everything just falls into place.

  6. Oh my, these papers and florals are just gorgeous! It's so hard to tell what things really look like in the catalog online---I can't wait to see these IRL! You did a fabulous job with Claire's sketch...beautiful creation!

  7. Ok so a confession Anne Marie - I was totally underwhelmed by this set at Onstage ... then I saw your card! I love it! So soft and pretty and you're right - the fuzzy flower middles add lovely dimension and texture.

  8. Anne Marie, your card is so soft and pretty. It's a beautiful showing of the new products! No one will be able to resist!

  9. So pretty, Anne Marie! The new flower centers are the perfect accents! And I LOVE that the inside is just as pretty as the outside. Awesome usual!

  10. Anne Marie, this is AMAZING!!!!!! I love every detail! The DSP, the flowers, the vellum and the ribbon. The color combo is so gorgeous, too! You certainly made my sketch shine! Have a great weekend, My Friend! XX

  11. AM, this is SOOOO pretty. I love the way you created so much movement across your card with the flowers and the DSP. The colors are beautiful together. Fabulous card. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friend


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Anne Marie