In my last post, I mentioned that a great way to get an idea for making a quick card is to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a card from a magazine. Another fun way is to use a Sketch Challenge – and I have the opportunity to participate in lots of those! In fact, so do you!! Just put "Card Sketch Challenge" in a search bar, and there will be a loooong list!
For this card, the sketch idea was to have a different floral image stamped on each of the three squares at the bottom of the card which would match a flower at the top of the card. While you can do this with any number of Stampin' Up! stamp sets, I wanted to use the poinsettia stamp from the Christmas Blessings Stamp Set, and none of the other images in the set was going to work. So, instead of stamping those squares, I cut them from card stock (Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, and Primrose Petals, left to right) and then texturized each of them with a different Textured Impression Embossing Folder (the bottom tip of the Holiday Frames Folder, the Petals-a-Plenty Folder, and the Northern Flurry Folder).
But before I texturized the Primrose Petals square, I laid it on the card where it would be adhered and stamped it along with the top part of the card using the Poinsettia from the Christmas Blessings set. I colored the flower with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker and the top part of the stems with a Lucky Limeade Marker. I colored in the center of the flower with Daffodil Delight. I measured where I thought the flower stems and flourishes would be stamped on the Primrose Petals card stock and colored those parts of the stems with Cherry Cobbler to make them stand out a bit better. I knew if I didn't get the measurement exact (which I didn't) the ribbon would cover the problem area (and it did).
The finishing touches for this card were, first, the Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, tied in a bow, and then the "Thank You" stamp from the Wacky Wishes Hostess Stamp Set. I punched this sentiment with the Decorative Label Punch and framed it with a Silver Flourish Designer Frame from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.
This really is a fun and EASY card to make! For a really easy card, don't worry about stamping any part of a flower on one of the squares. To make it even easier, here's a sketch WITH measurements so you won't have to figure them out as I did! And a big thanks to Marisol Guttierez for her original sketch!