Flower Trim in Summer Starfruit

The new Stampin’ Up! Flower Trim is beautiful!  If you haven’t seen it in real life you are missing out.  And while the trim itself comes in Very Vanilla – you can change the color! On this card I changed my to Summer Starfruit – and I’ll share with you how I did that.  Here are the two versions of this card –

flower-trim-cardsThese cards are very pretty in real life and I just love the little flowers.  I cut off a couple of flowers for each card.  Do you want to know how I changed the color from Very Vanilla to Summer Starfruit?  It’s easy – here is what I did –

  • I cut off the number of flowers that I wanted from the trim and placed them on a paper towel
  • I used one of the new Stampin’ Spritzer bottles – fill it with some rubbing alcohol about 1/2 full or a bit more.
  • Use the Summer Starfruit ink refill and add to the Spritzer bottles – the more drops the darker it will be – so you’ll have to decided what is right for you.  I probably added 10 drops.  Then shake it up.
  • Spritz the flowers with the mixture in your spritzer bottle and let the flower dry – it shouldn’t take very long.

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Here are the tips on making this card –

  • The card base is Summer starfruit.
  • The layer of Whisper White card stock is embossed on the bottom edge with the Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder (Spring catalog).
  • Add a 1/2 piece of one of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies (Spring catalog) to the white card stock.
  • Stamp sentiment on the white card stock.
  • Add the leaves/stems to the doily layer.  Use the piercing tool and pierce a hole on either sides of the stems to pull the Linen Thread through and tie in a bow.
  • Attach the Whisper White panel to the card base.
  • Add the flowers to the stems – I used glue dots.

Here is another version of the card –

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If you look at the two version of the cards there are just a couple of minor differences –

  1. The stamp set that I used – So Sorry on one and Vintage Versus from the Sale-A-Bration brochure on the other
  2. The stems/leaves that I used – the Bird Builder punch on one and the Little Leaves Sizzlits die on the other.

I hope you like this card.  I do and will probably make a few more as I need some more sympathy cards and I think this one turned out very peaceful looking.  Thanks for stopping by today.  All the products that I used are available in my online store on my website – just click the SHOP NOW button – www.monika.stampinup.net

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