Well, originally my plan was to make a card for Freshly Made Sketches, but fate intervened as it often does, and I caught sight of a cute Mother's Day Card on a Facebook page. I loved the bright colours, but even more I liked the marriage of two stamp sets, Mother's Love and Flower Patch. I love the sentiments in Mother's Love, but I'm not totally sold on the flower images. So I cased the card.
It was a creation of Trish Brunkhart, who in turn cased one of Dawn Griffith's designs. My card base is a different fancy fold. I used the Center Step fold design, which is controversial in itself. I think it should be call the Double Side Step fold because the steps are on the side, not in the center. But I don't make the Stampin' Rules, so this shall remain the Center Step fold design, under protest!
- Here's where I found a great template, that looks like this:
- I totally cased the colour scheme using Daffodil Delight as the card base, Tangerine Tango to layer and Whisper White, I added DSP from All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack.
- The great sentiment from Mother's Love fits so perfectly on the center panel. I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The other coordinating sentiment I added on the inside of the card.
- I had to stick with smaller flowers so I used two designs from the Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set. The little daisy doesn't have a coordinating framelit so I stamped that right on the sentiment panel. The only other appropriately sized flower did have a framelit so I stamped two of them in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry and another two in Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango and die cut them, adding them to the card base with Glue Dots.
- And here's the other sentiment on the inside. These flowers were all stamped.
This is a cute alternative to the fancy pastel cards I did for Mother's Day last week! Hope you've found a card that works for you.
I just want to remind you that I'm conducting a fundraiser for the relief effort in Nepal after the earthquake, with a silent auction that you can participate in until Thursday, May 7 at 10 pm, when bidding stops. You can see the details here, or go straight to the Facebook Album to look at the items and bid on them.
You can help the relief effort as well as get a great hand-stamped item for yourself or maybe your mom. Here's a sample:
And if you are a papercrafter, I'm challenging you to use your craft to do some fundraising yourself. Then update your Facebook status with what you did and how much you donated from that using the hashtag #StampingforNepal. We'll see what a difference a group can make!
Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card today!
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