There is something about black and white that I have always loved. Even though I don’t often create black and white cards.
However, as soon as I saw the gorgeous large black and white flowers on one of the patterns of Stampin’ Up!’s True Love Designer Series Paper – I knew that I had to use them on a card.
So that is exactly what I did!
Stampin’ Up! Canada | True Love Designer Series Paper
The True Love Designer Series paper is a collection of black and white patterned paper that is a part of the Love You Always Suite of Products.
There are 12 sheets of 12″ x 12″ patterned paper with 2 sheets each of 6 double sided designs for a total of 12 different designs.
Six of the designs consist of a floral pattern and 6 of the designs have a graphic/geometric pattern. For my card, I used the floral pattern and the lined pattern you see below.
If you look at the floral pattern you’ll see that there are large flowers with leaves in clusters of one, two, or three flowers. So for my card, I fussy cut a single flower with it’s leaves, along with a double flower with leaves. For the striped pattern, I added a little strip below my main block.
Stampin’ Up! Canada | Forever & Always Stamp Set
Here you can see what Forever & Always stamp set looks like.
It has a couple of leaves, a couple of flowers, and a flower bud, and the rest consists of greetings.
My favorite aspect of the greetings are the large “love” and “always” greetings. Both of which have coordinating dies.
The rest of the greetings complement the large greetings, allowing you to create a whole bunch of different greeting combinations.
Stampin’ Up! Canada | Always Dies
To the left, you can a picture of the die set that coordinates with the Forever & Always stamp set.
At the top you can see the dies that coordinated with the large “love” and “always” greetings from the stamp set.
You can also use those dies to create a mat for the die cut “love” and “always” words (which you see in the second row). So if you have the bundle, it gives you the option of either stamping the large words, or die cutting them.
And for my card, I die cut the word “love”.
Stampin’ Up! Canada | Forever & Always | Love Forever Card
As I mentioned earlier in this post, the main technique I used in this card is paper piecing.
So basically, I fussy cut the flowers from the patterned paper and used those on my card. Now, even though I left the flowers in their black and white form, if you are the kind of person who prefers color, you can actually color the flowers with your Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
Stampin’ Up! Canada | Love Forever Card Supplies
All supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless others noted.
- Stamps: Forever & Always
- Ink: Whisper White Craft ink
- Paper: Basic White Thick CS, Basic White Regular CS, Basic Black CS, True Love patterned paper
- Accessories: bone folder, paper snips, Always dies, Stitched Rectangles dies, Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder, Subtle 3D embossing folder, die cutting machine, embossing powder tool, white embossing powder, heat tool, light gold embroidery thread (DMC Diamant), Matte Black Dots, adhesive sheets, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, double-sided adhesive, tape (Scotch)
Stampin’ Up! Canada | Love Forever Dimensions
- Basic White Thick CS: a 4 ¼” x 11″ piece
- Basic Black CS: a 4″ x 5 ¼” piece and a scrap piece
- Basic White Regular CS: a 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece and a scrap piece
- True Love patterned paper: a 12″ x 12″ piece (floral pattern – to cut out flowers) and a ¾” x 4 ⅛” piece (diagonal stripe)
- Light Gold embroidery thread: as desired
Stampin’ Up! Canada | Love Forever Instructions
Step 1: Score the 4 ¼” x 11″ piece of Basic White Thick cardstock at 5 ½” and then fold it in half with your bone folder to create your card base.
Step 2: Fussy cut a single flower with the leaves and a double flower with the leaves from a 12″ x 12″ piece of True Love patterned paper, leaving a very narrow border, using paper snips.
Step 3: Place a piece of adhesive sheet on the back of a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock and on the back of a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock.
Step 4: Die cut the inner portion of the word Love from the adhesive-backed Basic Black cardstock and die cut the outer portion of the word Love from the adhesive-backed Basic White cardstock using the Always dies and a die cutting machine.
Step 5: Remove the backing from the inner portion of the word Love and stick it onto the outer portion of the word Love.
Step 6: Die cut a rectangle (2 ⅝” x 4″) from a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock using the fourth largest die from the larger set of rectangle dies from the Stitched Rectangles dies and a die cutting machine.
Step 7: Dry emboss the die cut stitched rectangle using the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder and a die cutting machine.
Step 8: Dry emboss the 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece of Basic White cardstock using the Subtle 3D embossing folder and a die cutting machine.
Step 9: Rub an embossing powder tool over a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock. Place a piece of tape over the “&” symbol on the “forever &” greeting. Ink up the stamp using Whisper White Craft ink. Remove the tape and stamp the greeting onto the cardstock. Sprinkle white embossing powder over the greeting. Tap off the excess embossing powder. Heat this with a heat tool until the embossing powder has melted. Trim the greeting into a greeting strip that is about ⅜” x 1 ⅝”.
Step 10: Center and stick the 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece of Basic White cardstock onto the 4″ x 5 ¼” piece of Basic Black cardstock using double-sided adhesive. Center and stick this onto the card base using double-sided adhesive.
Step 11: Stick the ¾” x 4 ⅛” piece of True Love patterned paper to the back of the bottom of the die-cut stitched rectangle, leaving just over ⅛” showing, using liquid glue. Trim the overhanging patterned paper from the side using paper snips.
Step 12: Stick the die cut stitched rectangle onto the card, on an angle, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Step 13: Stick the two cut out flowers onto the card using liquid glue.
Step 14: Unroll the desired amount of embroidery thread from the roll onto your card. Spread the thread out over the center of the card, trying to keep the ends of the thread positioned so it will be hidden by the die-cut Love greeting.
Step 15: Remove the backing from the die-cut Love greeting and stick it onto the card over top of the embroidery thread.
Step 16: Stick the forever greeting onto the card, over top of the embroidery thread, using liquid glue.
Step 17: Embellish the card using some matte black dots. You’re done!
Stampin’ Up! Canada | Love Forever Video Tutorial
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