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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Forever Young As A Mother's Day Card

I joined the color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts! this week.  The color combination was Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Marina Mist or similar colors.

I have been wanting to create a card using the Forever Young stamp set.  Once I started inking up the tree in Certainly Celery, I knew that I could add Marina Mist to the kid on the swing and this could be a card that went with the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week.  I played around with adding different frames around the image.  I was trying to create the look of seeing the tree/kid on the swing image through a window.  I attached the stamped image with adhesive and added it flat to the card base.  To give the frame some dimension, I added strips from the edge of the dimensionals (the skinny/partial dimensions around the edges of the dimensionals sheet) to the frame itself.  Once added to the card base, I realized it could use a small greeting somewhere around the edge.  I knew Mother's Day is the next holiday quickly approaching so I decided this would make a great card for my mother and my mother-in-law.  I also tried a few different color card bases and frames to see what I liked best which gave me two extra cards for my birthday stash.
Close up of punched out flowers

Same card with Marina Mist as the frame and Bashful Blue as the card base
Changed out the frame for a Labels Collection Framelit layer and changed the greeting
Baker's Tips:
  • Use a 5 1/4" x 4 1/8" piece of cardstock for cutting out your frame with a Labels Collection Framelit.  Otherwise your frame will fall apart since the framelit will be too close to the edge of the card stock.
  • Stamp your greeting before attaching to your card base.
  • Adhere your flowers using a glue dot in the middle of the punched out flower.  Then, lift all the edges to make the flowers three-dimensional.
Forever Young stamp set #122570 WM or #122572 CM
Wonderful Mother stamp set #126505 WM or #126507 CM
Petite Pairs stamp set #122495 WM or #122497 CM
Labels Collection Framelits #125598
4-petal flower punch from Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309
Certainly Celery, Marina Mist and Bashful Blue card stock
Certainly Celery and Marina Mist ink pads and/or markers


Dawn Tidd said...

It's a great Mother's Day card! I love the window effect you created and the addition of the flowers to the tree was the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week.

Cindy Hall said...

These are all absolutely beautiful! What a perfect stamp set for those framelits. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

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