Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's Never Too Early!

Good morning stampers!
How's things in your neck of the woods today? After last night's humongous thunderstorm and torrential downpour, I woke up to more rain, chill and clouds. Bleech! Sounds like a perfect excuse to stay in and STAMP! :)

Since I'm getting ready to host my Stampin' Fools party group tonight in the studio, I was gonna do that anyway, but the rain just makes it easier to not be distracted, know what I mean?

Today's card is the one I designed to go with my class last Saturday - Springtime Vintage Flower Pins. The ladies loved it and I thought well, I'd best share it with you too! It's never too early to start thinking about Mother's Day so that's what I made this card for. You could easily switch out the greeting though for a birthday or Thinking of You.

I love cards that have different folds - but not too complicated, I don't have the patience for them! LOL! I started this one with a folded half sheet of Very Vanilla Cardstock. The top edge was punched with the Eyelet Border Punch, scored at about 1 1/4" in from the punched edge and folded back on itself so the lacy edge lays on the front. Clear as mud? Ok!

Next, I cut a piece of Springtime Vintage DSP for the front flap - 4" x 2 1/4" and adhered it with Tombow Multi Adhesive. I'm really getting to like that adhesive for assembling my cards. It was also used to glue down the folded flap. I then rounded the back corners of the card base and sponged every edge with Baja Breeze ink.
A piece of Rose Red Seam Binding (Please don't retire! I LOVE this ribbon!) was wrapped around the folded flap - on the inside too - and the ends secured on the FRONT with SNAIL. (The cut ends will be covered by the flower!)

This photo gives you a better idea of how the card is constructed:

For the flower on the front, I simply cut 3 pieces of the DSP (3 1/2", 3" and 2 1/2" squares) and ran them through the Big Shot with my Fun flowers Die. Each flower was curled with my Bone Folder then I attached them all together with a brad. The flower was attached to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals and I added the Baja Breeze Flower Adornment with Mini Glue Dots.
The inside was simple - Baja Breeze cardstock (4" x 5 1/4") layered with Very Vanilla cardstock (3 3/4" x 5") top corners rounded on each and adhered to the inside. I used my Something To Celebrate hostess stamp set for the greeting and stamped it in Rose Red ink on the top right.
The last little touch is impossible to see in these photos - I used a Sponge Dauber and dabbed on a little Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. It's on the cut flower and I also painted it on the DSP across the front in strategic places. It adds just the right amount of gleam to this card!

So, there you have it! A sweet, springy card for a dreary day! I hope it makes you smile big!
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Stamped blessings,
~~Robin

2 comments:

  1. Very pretty card. I love how you used the vintage flower adornments in the middle of the flower.

    See you Saturday!

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  2. Oh so pretty, Robin, and great instructions! I've been wondering how to use those rosettes...was really disappointed to discover they're hard plastic, not ribbon, but it looks lovely on your card. And yes, i do adore that Rose Red Seam Binding, too! And you're right, too, your design could be adapted for anniversary, birthday, thinking of you...

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