Softly Sophisticated Card Idea

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Say hello with elegance using this Softly Sophisticated card idea and tutorial. Using the Softly Sophisticated Bundle by Stampin’ Up!, this elegant handmade card is perfect for whenever you want to send a heartfelt greeting.

Softly Sophisitcated Card Idea

Imagine the joy on your loved one’s face when they receive a beautifully handcrafted card, featuring the delicate floral designs and embossed textures of this bundle. Let’s delve into the world of sophisticated card-making and transform a simple hello into an unforgettable gesture.

How To Make This Card

Project Skill Level: Queen Bee

Queen Bee projects are designed for experienced papercrafters. In most cases, these cards involve multiple techniques and products, including a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine for die-cutting and/or embossing. These projects are often more involved – but the results are worth it!

Cardstock Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock:   5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic White Cardstock:  4” x 5-1/4”
  • Soft Shimmer Specialty Paper (Berry Burst):  4” x 5-1/4”
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock:  4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Basic White Cardstock:  4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Garden Green Cardstock:  2” x 4”
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Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Fold the Crumb Cake Cardstock in half to create your base card.
  2. Adhere the 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Basic White cardstock inside your card.
  3. Run the Berry Burst Soft Shimmer Specialty Paper through the Cut & Emboss Machine using the Softly Sophisticated 3D Embossing Folder that is part of the Bundle.  Set aside.
  4. Run the Soft Sea Foam cardstock through the Cut & Emboss Machine and cut out the second largest die from the Thoughtful Expressions dies.  Run the remaining cardstock through again using the 5=leaf die from the same dies, cutting out 3 of this die.
  5. Run the Basic White cardstock through the Cut & Emboss Machine and cut out the 3rd largest die from the Thoughtful Expressions dies.  Run the remaining cardstock through again using the smallest label die from the same set of dies.
  6. Run the Garden Green cardstock through the Cut & Emboss Machine and cut out three of the 5-leaf die from the Thoughtful Expressions dies.
  7. Using the White die-cut, stamp the stem two times using Garden Green ink.  Stamp the floral image two times using Berry Burst ink.  Layer onto the Soft Sea Foam die-cut cardstock and then adhere to the Berry Burst Soft Shimmer paper as shown in the sample.  Layer 2 Soft Sea Foam and 2 Garden Green die-cut leaves at the bottom of the dies.
  8. Wrap the Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine 2 times around the Berry Burst Shimmer paper and tie it into a knot on the left side.  Adhere to the card front.
  9. Using the sentiment label from Step #5, stamp the sentiment using Crumb Cake ink.  Adhere the remaining to die-cut leaves on the back of the sentiment label, at the bottom.  Adhere the sentiment label onto the front of the card, overlapping the Baker’s Twine, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. To finish, add the Iridescent Foil Gems as desired.

A Tip from Barb

This card has quite a few steps but isn’t that difficult to put together thanks to the Stampin’ Up! Dies and Cut & Emboss Machine. If you don’t have any of these dies, or something similar, make sure you check out this post which features a simplified version of this card.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out this papercrafting tutorial.   I hope you are inspired to create and send cards. If you’d like more detailed directions on how to make this card, feel free to email me. I love sharing how to make cards here on the BZBStamper blog, and I can’t thank you enough for all of your support!
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Softly Sophisitcated Card Idea featuring several die-cuts, floral images and a "hello there" sentiment.  Colors are in kraft, light green and burgundy.
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