Friday Inspiration – Flower Shop Congratulations

Fendi Flower Shop 04

This clean and simple design makes for a great bridal, wedding or even a Mother’s Day card.  My inspiration was two fold.  First, I found a cute Fendi purse that had semi-opaque flowers attached to the exterior.  They kinda look rubbery (see pic below).  Second, I’ve seen cards with this layout opening and found it fun.

I stamped the flower onto Very Vanilla with StaZon Jet black, then stamped the same flower onto Vellum with Versamark and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  The embossing on Vellum gave it the rubbery look I was going for.  I punched both flowers with the Pansy Punch.  They are adhered together and to the card face with Glue Dots.  I took a strip of Basic Black cardstock and ran it over my bone folder on both sides and rotating to break the fibers apart and separates into two strips.  This is called the Faux Suede technique.  I put the strips back together and then punched the flower centers with the Boho Blossom Punch.  These are adhered with Glue Dots as well.  Finally…..I added “bling” by adhering Extra Large Rhinestones to the center of each flower!!!  The sentiment is from the “Express Yourself” Hostess stamp set and is stamped onto Very Vanilla with StaZon Jet Black and punched out with the Modern Label Punch and popped up with Dimensionals.


Fendi Purse Inspiration

This is the major part of my inspiration for this card.  Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.  I’d love to hear what you think!


  • STAMP:  Express Yourself (Hostess)
  • PAPER:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Core’dinations Very Vanilla (bottom card face)
  • INK:  StaZon~Jet Black, Versamark
  • MISC.:  Punches~Pansy, Boho Blossom, Modern Label, Corner Rounder; Clear Embossing Powder; Extra Large Rhinestones


Sparkly Hugs, Carol




  1. Chris Hocken says

    What a wonderful card I especially like the fold and would like to know how you did it. It says faux suede technique how is that done??

    • Carol says

      Hi Chris, thank you for your comment.
      The Faux Suede technique gives the cardstock a nice subtle texture like suede. You take a Stampin’ Up! bone folder (the SU bone folder edge does work best. I’ve tried them all.), run the Stampin’ Up! cardstock strip over its edge several times on each side (3-4), flipping as well as rotating. When you can easily separate the two pieces you are done. If it doesn’t pull apart easily run over the bone folder several more times until it does.

    • Carol says

      Thank you so much Karen!
      Below is the basics for the card base.
      It is an 4-1/14″ x 11″ piece of cardstock folded in half making it 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Then cut away the top half of the card front (2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″).
      Thank you for your great question. I’d love to see your final project!

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