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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Avant-Garden, Mother's Day Card, 2017 Sale a Bration

I know it's a little early for a Mother's Day card, but I thought I would make one anyway.  I am pinched for time lately and I am planning ahead. 

This was a fun card to make and where I put the "happy mother's day" words, you can add birthday, thinking of you or even a valentine's day sentiment. 

For this card I used a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I also used Crumb Cake cardstock for the layers.

I took a piece of the "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and cut the end that had the least hearts to use for the background layer.  That background layer measured 4" x 5-1/4".  Be sure to have the hearts going the right direction before you cut the DSP.  

Next I took the bottom part of the DSP with all the hearts and cut one 1-3/8" x 3-3/4" and the other was cut 1-3/8" x 3-1/8".  I cut the Crumb Cake layers 1-5/8" x 4" and 1-5/8" x 3-3/8".  I taped those layers together and then taped them to the front of the card on top of the DSP background layer.

I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it 3-1/4" x 1-1/4".  I cut the Crumb Cake layer 3-1/2" x 1-1/2".  

I stamped the top part of the flower leaving a little over 1/4" at the top.  Then I stamped another flower on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I used Blushing Bride ink for the flowers.  Then I stamped the stem and leaves using Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped the center of the flower using Soft Suede ink.  Actually, I did that right after I stamped the flowers to give it a chance to dry before I had to fussy cut it out.  Once the flower was cut out, I added some Dimensionals behind it and set it in place on top of the other stamped flower.  I did turn it a little to give the flower the look of being a more full flower.  I thought it looked kind of blah, so I took my "Wink of Stella" pen and colored over the flower.  It didn't show up in the photo but trust me, it did make a big difference.  "Wink of Stella" is a nice way to add a little sparkle to your work without making it look like a glittered after thought. Once I was done with that, I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on top of the heart panels.

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  I hope they don't retire it, it covers every holiday and yearly event.  Though I don't think St. Patrick's Day is in there, but then again, I never send out cards for that day anyway!!! LOL  I stamped the words using Soft Suede ink and I used the Classic Label punch to punch them out.  I set them in place using Dimensionals. 

This was a fun card to make.  I was back in my element. I have always LOVED to make cards with lots of layers.  But I know not everyone likes to do that so many times I will keep the layers down to a minimum.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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