Sunday, May 27, 2012
This card I made my friends - Mike and Leah. I saw a card similar to this one on www.splitcoaststampers.com made by Mary Fish - a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Her care was more square and used different papers and few a different embellishments but I found it so striking that I had to try my hand at making my own version. I used Crumb Cake card stock for the base, Whisper White as the main layer. Other card stock used was Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie. I used the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper set to determine my color combinations. For the die cut image in the back, I used the Top Note die for the Big Shot and cut the piece twice to create the new shape. The flower was made using the Build - a - Flower punch. I also used the scallop circle punch and 1 3/8" circle punch for punching out my sentiment on the front. The sentiment comes from the Petite Pairs stamp set. To make this card into an easel card which is why its stands up, I cut the card stock to 4 1/4" by 11". I then scored it using my scoring board at 5 1/2" and 8" to creat the easel. I then cut another piece of Crumb Cake card stock at 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" to make the front of the card. To keep it standing up, I created a stopper band with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch and to keep from showing any adhesives on the card, I folded it behind my white layer and glued it down to the back of the white card stock. The ribbon on the card is 5/8" whisper white satin ribbon. I also used 2 brads to decorate the card - both from the Everyday Enchantment set. The ink I used was Soft Suede Classic Ink. I also used my bone folder to curl the petals on the flower up.
I chose to show it to you at different angles so you can see how it's made. Below is a straight front view.