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Hello and welcome! In today's blog post I am sharing with you how I made these spring-themed set of cards using Stampin' Up!'s Field of Flowers stamp set and coordinating Confetti Flowers border punch.
Make Beautiful Cards | Card Making Made Easy | Field of Flowers Card Ideas - Picture of Complete Card Set

As I sit here and look out my window, all I’ve seen for most of this month has been either rain or snow flurries.

Yes, snow.

In May.

This has been the coldest spring that I can remember. Which is the main reason why I haven’t been able to stop creating with my Field of Flowers stamp set.

There’s nothing quite like flowers to make you think of spring and warm weather.  In fact, the grass, the flowers, the dragonflies, and even the little touches of sparkle all remind me of relaxing on the deck at the trailer. Enjoying all of these things – except in real life. *Sigh* Hopefully soon…

Before I share my card ideas with you, let me introduce you to the Field of Flowers stamp set.

Stampin’ Up! | Field of Flowers Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! Field of Flowers Stamp Set

As you can see, Stampin’ Up!’s Field of Flowers stamp set is made up of 14 different stamps. This set has a combination of image and greeting stamps. And the image stamps, are solid-image stamps. If you look at the top right corner of the picture above you’ll see 6 flowers each with an outline around it. All 6 of these flowers are on one stamp and they coordinate with the Confetti Flower Border punch shown below.

Stampin’ Up! | Confetti Flower Border Punch

Stampin' Up! Confetti Flower Border Punch

The border punch is super easy to use with the flowers. Once you stamp your flowers, flip the punch over so that you are looking at the back of it. Align the stamped flowers with the punch shapes, then punch. Now when punching, I recommend you carefully flip the punch over. Otherwise, your little flowers will fly everywhere if you punch with the back of the punch facing upwards.

The punch can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle. When you buy the bundle, you get 10% off the cost of buying both items separately. Note that the bundle will only be available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 catalog.

Okay friends, now that you’ve seen the main stamp set I’ve used, let me introduce you to my card ideas.

Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card Ideas

One of the things I love most about this stamp set is that it can be used to create simple cards suitable for beginning stampers and card makers, but it can also be used to create more intricate intermediate/advanced cards, like the ones you’ll see in today’s post.

With a little imagination, it’s super easy to completely change up the look of the card as well.

I created my card base in the same way for all 5 cards.  Using my paper trimmer, I cut an 8 ½” x 11″ piece of Whisper White thick CS in half at 4 ¼” to give me two 4 ¼” x 11″ pieces. I then scored each of these pieces at 5 ½” and folded them in half with my bone folder to create a 4 ¼” x  5 ½” card base. For my portrait cards, I oriented the card fold at the top. For my landscape cards, I oriented the fold to the left.

Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card 1 | Thinking Of You

Make Beautiful Cards | Card Making Made Easy | Field of Flowers Card Ideas - Picture of Card 1

My first step for all my cards was to create a sponged and embossed “card front” panel.  I started with a 4″ x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White CS and sponged it with Coastal Cabana Classic ink. To apply the ink I used a makeup blending brush that came from a set I purchased on Amazon. As you can see from the card, I created a sponged gradient. I kept the blue tones deeper at the top and faded down to close to white at the bottom.

To give my card front panel some texture, I dry embossed it with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. The reason I chose this embossing folder, in particular, is because the swirls reminded me of clouds. There are also some flowers nestled in between the swirls, which goes with the whole flower theme of the card. I centered and glued this piece onto the front of my card base.

My next step was to die cut a 2 ⅝” circle out of Whisper White CS using my Layering Circles Dies. I then stamped the field grasses image along the bottom of the circle in Granny Apple Green. Using that same ink color, I stamped the stem image from the Field of Flowers stamp set twice. The second time I stamped the stem, I masked some of the leaves using some old washi tape from my stash.

On the taller stem, I stamped the double flower image in Poppy Parade Classic ink. On the smaller stem, I masked the large flower from the double flower image with washi tape, and then stamped the smaller flower on the smaller stem in Mango Melody Classic ink.

Once my die cut circle was stamped, I glued it to my card front using my liquid glue.

Next, I stamped my little dragonfly image twice onto Whisper White CS, and then fussy cut it out using my paper snips. I glued my dragonflies onto my card using my liquid glue.

To create my greeting, I stamped and die cut the “Thinking of You” sentiment onto a scrap piece of Basic Black CS.

On all the cards with stamped and embossed greetings, I followed the same steps. First, I ran an embossing powder tool over my cardstock. Next, I stamped my greeting in Whisper White Craft ink (a pigment ink) and sprinkled on white embossing powder. I then melted the embossing powder with a heat tool. My final step was to either hand trim, fussy cut or die cut the greeting.

For this card, in particular, I die cut the greeting using a die from the Tasteful Labels die set. I stuck my greeting label onto my card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My final step was to embellish my card with a few clear rhinestones.

Supplies for Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card 1:

Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card 2 | Always In My Heart

Make Beautiful Cards | Card Making Made Easy | Field of Flowers Card Ideas - Picture of Card 2

The first element I created for this card was my sponged and embossed 4″ x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White CS (see card 1).

Next, I cut a Whisper White CS panel that measured 3″ x 4 ¼”. I chose this size because it was slightly narrower than the width of the grass and leaves image.

I used my Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool) to stamp my image in Granny Apple Green Classic ink.

My next step was to stamp my greeting. As you can see, the greeting consists of two parts. The first, larger stamp: “always…” and the smaller stamp “in my heart.”  I stamped these onto my cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, once again using my stamp positioning tool.

For the two little dragonflies, I decided to use Bermuda Bay Classic ink. I inked my stamp once, and then stamped my first image, and then my second image (without re-inking in between). This technique is called “stamping off.” By stamping off, you can create two different tones using the same color.

In order to create my “field of flowers,” I stamped and punched the 6-flower image in three different colors: Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, and Mango Melody Classic inks. From there I randomly glued my flowers onto the grass image using my liquid glue.

My next step was to stick my stamped panel onto a 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ piece of Basic Black CS. Now normally when I mat my cardstock piece, I cut my mat ¼” bigger than my stamped panel. For this card, my mat was only 1/8″ bigger because I didn’t want to overwhelm my card with a big black border.

The last thing I did with my stamped and matted panel was to add a few rhinestones, using my tweezers to help me position them.

My final step was to assemble my card. To do this, I glued my card front panel to the center of my card base (a side-fold landscape card) and then centered and mounted my matted stamped panel using dimensional foam (Stampin’ Dimensionals).

Supplies for Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card 2:

Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card 3 | In My Heart

Make Beautiful Cards | Card Making Made Easy | Field of Flowers Card Ideas - Picture of Card 3

To start off this card, I sponged and dry embossed a Whisper White CS panel as described in card 1.

Next, I die cut a 2 ½” square out of Whisper White CS, using a scalloped circle die from the Layering Squares die set.

I stamped my stem stamp from the Field of Flowers stamp set three times onto my scalloped square using Granny Apple Green Classic ink. Note that I stamped the stems at different heights and I also masked portions of the stem image.

For my flowers, I used the double flower image stamp and stamped the image multiple times onto a scrap of Whisper White CS. I stamped the image twice in both Mango Melody and Poppy Parade Classic inks. For the Poppy Parade flowers, I fussy cut one of the larger flowers and both smaller flowers using my Paper Snips. For the Mango Melody flowers, I fussy cut both of the small Mango Melody flowers. I then stuck them onto my scalloped square using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The next stamp I used was the small dragonfly stamp. I stamped it onto the scalloped square piece using Bermuda Bay Classic ink.

Once I finished all the stamping on my scalloped square, I matted it to a 2-9/16″ piece of Basic Black CS, and then centered and glued that piece to my embossed card front.

For my greeting, I stamped and embossed it as described for card 1. Then I fussy cut the “always” portion, and trimmed the “in my heart” portion using a self-healing cutting mat and grid ruler. I glued both pieces of the greeting to my card using liquid glue.

My final step was to embellish my card with some clear rhinestones.

Supplies for Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card 3:

Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card 4 | A Celebration

Make Beautiful Cards | Card Making Made Easy | Field of Flowers Card Ideas - Picture of Card 4

I started off this card as I did all the others, by sponging and embossing a Whisper White CS panel as described in card 1.

Next, I cut a 3″ x 4¼” Whisper White CS panel and stamped the stem image from the Field of Flowers stamp set multiple times in Granny Apple Green Classic ink. I stamped the stem in varying heights, and also masked off portions of the stem.

For the flowers, I stamped the double image flower stamp in Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, and Mango Melody Classic inks. Some flowers I stamped directly onto the cardstock panels. Others I stamped onto scraps of Whisper White CS and cut out. For the flowers, I cut out, some I glued directly to the cardstock panel, others I mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The little dragonflies were also stamped onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Bermuda Bay Classic ink. I then fussy cut and glued them to my stamped cardstock panel.

Once I finished all the stamping on my panel, I centered and glued it to a 3 ⅛” x 4 ⅜” piece of Basic Black CS. This matted cardstock piece was then centered and glued to my sponged and embossed panel on my card front.

My greeting strip was stamped and embossed (as described in card 1). I then trimmed it to size using a self-healing cutting mat and grid ruler.  I attached my greeting strip to my stamped and matted cardstock panel using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My final step was to embellish my card with clear rhinestones.

Supplies for Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card 4:

Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card 5 | My Friend Always

Make Beautiful Cards | Card Making Made Easy | Field of Flowers Card Ideas - Picture of Card 5

Although I love all the cards that I created with Stampin’ Up!’s Field of Flowers stamp set, I have to say that this one is my favorite.

I started off this card the same way as all the other cards. By sponging and embossing a Whisper White CS panel as described in card 1.

Next, I stamped the field grasses image from the Field of Flowers stamp set 6 times onto strips of Whisper White CS. Then, I fussy cut along the top edge of each piece using my Paper Snips. Yes…this was a TON of fussy cutting. Although surprisingly, it didn’t take too long.

To create my main panel, I layered my fussy cut strips onto a 3″ x 4¼” Whisper White CS panel. I started at the bottom, and then carefully tucked each subsequent layer just underneath the top of the previous layer. Because my layers were 4 ¼” long, I alternated the placement of my layers so that they weren’t placed in the exact same position.

When I got to the top of my cardstock panel, I trimmed all the overhanging cardstock areas from the top and sides of my cardstock panel. Then, I centered and glued it to a 3 ⅛” x 4 ⅜” piece of Basic Black CS. This matted cardstock piece was then centered and glued to my sponged and embossed panel on my card front.

In order to create my “field of flowers,” I stamped and punched the 6-flower image in multiple times in three different colors: Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, and Mango Melody Classic inks. From there I randomly glued my flowers onto the grass image using my liquid glue.

Of course, I just had to add some dragonflies to my field of flowers. I first stamped the dragonfly stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White CS once at full strength in Bermuda Bay Classic ink. I thenstamped it once at full strength, and without reinking the stamp, I stamped once again (called stamping off). All three dragonflies were stuck to my card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my greeting, I stamped and embossed it as described for card 1. Then I fussy cut the “always” portion and trimmed the “in my friend” portion using a self-healing cutting mat and grid ruler. The “always” greeting was stuck to my stamped panel using liquid glue, and the greeting strip was attached with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My final step was to embellish my card with clear rhinestones.

Supplies for Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Card 5:

There You Have It, Friends!

Whew! That’s a lot of cards and a lot of step-by-step directions.

The thing is, once I started creating with this stamp set, I just couldn’t stop. Every time I finished a card, another design or layout idea would pop into my head. So I just kept going and going and going.

If you sign up for this month’s exclusive tutorial you’ll get a video tutorial for another intermediate-level card I created in this card series. To sign up, click on the picture in the top right sidebar. Note that the exclusive tutorial will only be available during the month of May 2020.

Also, if you are short on time and would like some quick and easy ideas using this stamp set, check out this card and this card.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions of other things you’d like to see or learn, please leave me a comment below.

14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! | Field of Flowers Card Ideas”

  1. Michelle Ratliff

    Wow Andrea! It’s so good to see you back and STILL just as amazing as always!!! Thanks so much!

  2. These are beautiful cards, so bright and happy – much needed right now. I am SO glad to see you back with your beautiful creations. I have followed you for years and love your work. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Jan Smarinsky

    Thank you so much for sharing! I Love all of your cards! They are so pretty-I can’t wait to sit down and be able to make them!

  4. So glad you are back! I love all of the cards. I like it when someone gives me ideas and motivation of what I can do with a stamp set. Your projects are always wonderful and I appreciate your instructional expertise.

  5. Ginger Toivonen

    If I did not already own this set, your cards would definitely convince me to buy it! Gorgeous cards!

  6. Welcome back Andrea! So good to “see” you!!
    Your instructions are amazing.
    Thank you for doing the video! I would never have figured out the steps!!

  7. Welcome back, Andrea. You have been greatly missed. You do so much work on your projects, but they are beautiful and very much appreciated.

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