Time for a new sampler and the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty DSP was my inspiration. This gorgeous paper can be found on page189 in our new Annual Catalog.  This paper stack is perfect for all crafters, both card makers and scrapbookers.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut papers are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other. To create my sampler design, I wanted to custom color the lovely paper. I mixed 10 drops of Granny Apple Green ink refill with alcohol in one spritzer and 10 drops of Coastal Cabana in the other.  I laid the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper over a sheet of 12″x12″ Very Vanilla CS and randomly spritzed with both colors.  In that way, I achieved two pieces of custom colored paper, the positive and negative.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

Is that not gorgeous?  I love the subtle colors.  My plan is to cut this sheet into card fronts and create a gift set of thank you cards.  More coming on that soon. But for now, back to our sampler. I knew I wanted it to be nature inspired to go along with the floral pattern in the Delightfully Detailed paper.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

I started the first block in the sampler with the Serene Garden Bundle. I just love that corner image and it’s so easy to stamp in just the perfect location with our new Stamparatus!  The sweet little sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set.  That’s fast becoming another favorite.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

The gorgeous dove is also from Serene Garden. The embossed mat was created with the Lovely Floral 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  In the next block, I knew I wanted to use the Stitched Labels Framelits. I cut the largest label in the set in Coastal Cabana and it really made the stitching pop.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

That sweet little rose was created by punching one 1 3/8″ scallop circle.  I cut the image into a spiral and rolled it with my tweezers.  But hang on, I almost forgot to tell you.  The color combination for this sampler is Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, and Night of Navy. Love it!!!!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! products is that you can combine the stamps and dies from various sets to create gorgeous projects.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

You can’t have a nature inspired art piece without a butterfly.  The new Springtime Impressions Thinlits and Petal Pair embossing folder made creating this sampler block easy. I used my sponge daubes to do all the inking and color blending.

Are you just dying to create one of these? Come on into my studio and I’ll teach you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Base: Whisper White CS – 12” x 12”
  • Base Overlay:  Detailed   12” x 12” – Fill 2 spritzers one filled with 10 drops  of Granny Apple Green ink refill and the other with 10 drops of Coastal Cabana ink refill and alcohol.  Place the overlay on top of a piece of 12×12 Very Vanilla CS.  Spritz with the two colors, carefully lift the overlay and let the two pieces dry.
  • Mat:  Night of Navy CS  – 8” x 8”
  • Block #1 – Mat – Granny Apple Green – 5” x 2 ½”

Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼” – With the stamp from Serene Garden, stamp the image in Night of Navy, using the Stamparatus.  Apply one drop of Granny Apple Green Ink refill on an acrylic block and color leaves with a Blender Pen. Ink edges and roll color onto the image with Coastal Cabana ink and a sponge.

Flowers – Coastal Cabana CS – 1” x 4 ¼” – With the stamp from Serene Garden, stamp the image in Coastal Cabana, die cut with the coordinating die from Garden Scene Framelits. Ink the edges in Coastal Cabana. Apply clear wink of stella to the surface of the flowers.

Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 ¼”x 4 ¼” – With the stamp from Abstract Impressions, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy, cut with the die from Petals & More Thinlits.

Ribbon – 5/8” Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – two 5” pieces

Block Assembly:  Wet glue the mats together.  Pop the flowers to the mat.  Adhere a piece of tear and tape to the back of the sentiment to adhere the two strips of ribbon.  Pop the unit to the mat.

  • Block #2 – Mat – Granny Apple Green – 5” x 2 ½”

Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼” – emboss with the Layered Leaves embossing folder, lightly ink the edges and embossed surface in Granny Apple Green.

Focal – Stitched Label – Coastal Cabana CS 3 ¾” x 3”, cut with the die from the Stitched Labels Framelits set.

Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 3 ½”, cut with the oval from Layering Ovals.  Using the stamp from Abstract Impressions, stamp the image in Night of Navy ink.

Rose – Punch one 1 3/8” scallop circle from Coastal Cabana CS, cut into a spiral and roll with a tweezer, forming the rose, glue at the bottom and adhere a rhinestone to the center. 

Flower Cluster (under Rose) – Granny Apple Green – 1 ½” x 1 ½” – cut with the die from Bouquet Bundh Framelits.

Leaf Sprigs – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 ¼” x 8 ½”, cut three sprigs from the die in the Bouquet Bunch Framelits set.

Bow – Linen Thread – create a four-loop bow with the Susan Bow Maker.

Block Assembly: Wet glue the mats together. Pop the sentiment to the label. Adhere the leaf sprigs to the back of the label and pop the unit to the mat.  Wet glue the small flower cluster to the bottom of the sentiment. Glue dot the bow to the cluster. Wet glue the rose to the center of the bow.

  • Block #3 – Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Lovely Floral TEIF

Bird – Whisper White CS – 3” x 3”, stamp the image from Serene Garden in Night of Navy. Color with Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Markers.  Cut with the coordinating die from Garden Scene Framelits.  Apply clear wink of stella to the green section of the wings.

Block Assembly:  Wet glue the mats together. Pop the bird to the mat.

  • Block #4 – Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, Using the stamps from Love What you Do, stamp off the watercolor wash stamp from the Love What You Do stamp set in Coastal Cabana.  Stamp the flowers in Night of Navy. Stamp the color wash over the flower heads in Coastal Cabana

Linen Thread – 6”

Block Assembly:  Wet glue the mats together. Glue dot the bow to the stems of the flowers.

  • Block #5 – Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder

Starburst – punch one from Sparkle Glimmer Paper with the Starburst punch.

Sentiment – punch one 1 ¾” circle from Coastal Cabana CS.  Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”, stamp the sentiment from the Stitched All Around set in Night of Navy, die cut with the coordinating die.

Leaves – Granny Apple Green CS – 2” x 4 ¼” – emboss the leaves from the Nature’s Roots Framelits, cut the leaves with the matching dies in the same set. Ink the edges of the leaves in Granny Apple Green.

Block Assembly:  Wet glue the mats together. Wet glue the leaves to the back of the starburst.  Wet glue the Coastal Cabana circle to the back of the sentiment. Pop the sentiment to the starburst. Glue the element to the mat.

  • Block #6 – Mat – Granny Apple Green – 5” x 2 ½”

Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼” – emboss with the Petal Pair embossing folder. Ink the flowers in Coastal Cabana and the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  Ink the edges on Granny Apple Green.

Butterfly – Whisper White CS –  4 ¼” x 3” – cut the butterfly using the die from Springtime Impressions Thinlits. Ink the body and edges in Night of Navy and the center of the wings in Granny Apple Green.

Block Assembly: Wet glue the mats together. Pop the butterfly to the center of the mat.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Hope you enjoyed the project, your comments are always welcome.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!