Last month my lovely mum turned 85 years old. We could not let the occasion go past without some sort of celebration and as she lives in a different State to us, we decided a High Tea at the local Golf Resort - Royal Pines would be the best option. We were inviting some of her friends who needed transportation, so something close to her home was essential. Many members of the family needed somewhere to stay too.
Of course a special card was needed so I chose the beautiful Stippled blossoms from Stampin' Up!® to create this card for mum.
I used Pretty in Pink and Rose Red classic inks to stamp the flowers, and of course made good use of my Stamp-A-Majig to align the 2-step stamps perfectly. I used Gumball Green and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. These images were fussy cut and raised on dimensionals.
The detail photos show the textured and patterned layers. The background paper is one of the patterns from the Designer Series Prints Paper Stacks - I find these stacks so useful for both cards and scrapbook pages - and I've simply sponged a little around the edges of all the elements on the page.
The stamped greeting is a combination of a few stamps. The beauty of the Clear Mount Stamps is that you can mount them all on to one clear block and then stamp them as one stamp. This saves time on aligning the 5 individual stamps that I used, and also ensures more accuracy in placement.
The ruffled ribbon is easy to do. Just lay a strip of either Sticky Strip or Snail Adhesive across the page and then randomly fold your ribbon from one side to the other. I think it is nice to have variety here rather than concentrating on folding perfectly. For this ribbon I placed a Mini Glue Dot under each fold to ensure that it sat down nicely.
The bow was made separately and attached with Glue Dots.
I used the Stampin' Up! Framelits - Ovals Collection and the Square Lattice Embossing folder to frame the greeting and then added a teeny bit of glitz, using Dazzling Diamonds and my 2-Way Glue Pen to complete the card.
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That's it for today,
I hope you like the card and will be inspired to create your won using this stamp set.
As always your comments are welcome.
Until Next Time,