Happy Wednesday, everyone! I wanted to show you the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day. I CASEd it from a card made by Vicki B. I like her version better, because the greeting is larger, but this was the biggest Mother's Day stamp I had. I still think it turned out pretty, though! My mom sure loved it!
I first attached a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Tea for Two DSP (p. 3 in Spring Catalog) onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I then attached it to an Early Espresso card base (a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece folded in half).
The greeting came from a soon-to-be retired stamp set, Wonderful Mother (p. 26). The greeting was stamped onto a piece of Vanilla card stock that was die-cut out with the Top Note Bigz die (p. 193) using Early Espresso ink. I cut the die-cut piece in half long ways, and cut off the small border around it by cutting along the perforated-type line. I also die-cut another Top Note piece out of Calypso Coral card stock. I cut it in half, and then put the Vanilla piece on top of it. I then attached it to the card front.
I embossed a 5-1/8" x 1-1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock with the Lacy Brocade Impressions folder (p. 36 in Spring Catalog). I die-cut one long side of a 5-1/8" x 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the scallop edge die from the Adorning Accents Edgelits dies (p. 190). I attached it to the back bottom of the embossed Early Espresso strip, making sure the scallops show on the front. I then attached it onto the card, underneath the Top Note piece.
The flowers were made with the Daydream Medallions stamp set (p. 117) and die-cut with the Floral Frames Framelits dies (p. 191). I stamped the second, smallest stamp from the set two times onto a scrap piece of Calypso Coral card stock in Calypso Coral ink, and stamped the next largest stamp once the same way. I die-cut all three. I then cut each piece into a spiral with Paper Snips (p. 180), and rolled them around a thin brush handle, beginning from the outside going in. I attached the end of each spiral to the back of each "flower" with a Glue Dot (p. 177). I attached one of the largest pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels pack (p. 175) to the center of the largest flower, and a medium-sized pearl to each small flower.
I die-cut two branches with the Secret Garden Framelits dies (p. 17 in Spring Catalog) from Lucky Limeade card stock. I embossed them both with the Square Lattice Impressions folder (p. 189). After cutting off the little stem on the bottom of one of the branches, I attached it to the left side of the card. I attached the flowers onto the stem with Glue Dots. I then cut off three leaves from the second branch, and attached them to the bottom and right sides of the flowers. I topped it all off by putting a medium-sized pearl onto each Very Vanilla scallop.
Stamps: Wonderful Mother stamp set
Ink: Early Espresso Classic pad
Paper: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, and Very Vanilla card stock; Tea for Two DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die, Lacy Brocade Impressions folder, Square Lattice Impressions folder, Floral Frames Framelits dies, Adorning Accents Edgelits dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, & thin brush handle.