Fine Art Floral Congratulations Card

June already?!  It would be almost hard to believe if not for the forever long school year.  But the end is near!  With the end of the school year, there are always good-byes to co-workers who are retiring or leaving for other reasons.  Today’s card is a congratulation card for our retiring guidance counselor.

Stampin Up Fine Art Foral Congratulations Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I was determined to use a pattern from the pretty Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  This paper actually intimidates me!  I feel like it’s too artistic and I’m much more simple and straightforward in my card making designs.  So I found I was more comfortable tempering it with a more classic pattern like the Blushing Bride checked pattern from the 6″x6″ Subtles DSP.

Materials & Meaurements

  • Basic White Thick card stock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Blushing Bride 6×6 Subtles DSP:  5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Fine Art Floral DSP: 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Blushing Bride card stock: 5 1/2″ x 3/4″ & 5 1/2″ x 1/4″
  • Silver Foil: 5 1/2″ x 1/8″ (cut 3)


  • Glue the Subltes DSP to the top of the card base.
  • Glue the Fine Art Floral DSP piece right below the Subltes DSP.  
  • This will leave a 1/4″ area on the bottom of the card base to glue the 1/4″ strip of Blushing Bride card stock.

Stampin Up Fine Art Foral Congratulations Cards Idea-Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Before adhering the 3/4″ strip of Blushing Bride card stock to the center of the card, stamp the sentiment, from the Happy Thoughts stamp set, in Versa Mark ink and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.
  • Add 1/8″ silver foil strips as shown.

Stampin Up Fine Art Foral Congratulations Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.  This sentiment is really versatile and can be used for numerous occasions.
  • I embellished the inside pattern to coordinate with the card front.

Stampin Up Fine Art Foral Congratulations Cards Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I generally don’t spotlight just the envelope but I thought this envelope flap coordinated so well and was the perfect way to give a hint of “pretty” inside.

Stampin Up Fine Art Foral Congratulations Cards Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

 I’m going to step out of my comfort zone and try to come up with a few more cards using the beautiful designs in the Fine Art Floral DSP collection before it retires at the end of the month.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,






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  1. Beautiful card. The Fine Art paper is a bit intimidating. Love what you have done.

  2. Mary+Anne+Schnettgoecke

    Stunning card Rosanne!!! The small touches of silver are fabulous!!!

  3. Hi Rosanne. Your cards are always so beautiful and elegant. Thank you for sharing. Raquel

  4. Chrisfrom Pella

    Oh gosh this is so pretty. Oh I do hope I CASE this for a certain special person.

  5. Karen in Florida

    Stunning card!! I haven’t used this DSP for the same reason, but I think I’ll case your idea. Of course, I love the addition of the silver foil! Thanks for sharing. The recipient will be delighted.

  6. Lynndorian Swindell

    Such a beautiful card! I just retired with 30 years of teaching and it was so bittersweet. I need thank you cards and wanted something beautiful and I think I have found it! Thank you for sharing. I saw your card on Mary Fish’s blog.

    • Congratulations on your retirement,Lynndorian! After 30 years, I’m sure it is bittersweet. At least you’ll have more time to stamp now. I think about retiring but always say I’ll give it one more year. I guess I’ll know when the time is right. Again, I wish you the best in your retirement.

  7. I’m in love with this card!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous and inspiring!!!

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