Yesterday was my Mum's birthday and so DH and I went out and had a lovely family lunch with my Mum, Dad, brother and SIL - and no arguments, lol. Not bad for a family get together.
Anyway, now I get to show you the card I made for Mum. I went with a tri-shutter card (instructions here on Splitcoaststampers) and I've got lots of pix so that I can show you the different angles. Here it is folded flat.
Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, Baroque Motifs
Textured Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Plain Cardstock: Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Brocade Blue, Soft Suede
DSP: Bella Bleu
Other: Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Dazzling Diamonds
My Mum likes cards to say who they're for and so I made my own computer generated sentiment (I used the Zapfino font) for the front and printed it onto Very Vanilla card - best of both worlds. Unfortunately I got a smudge of blue ink on there (need to make sure computer ink is fully dry), hence the rhinestone (this, and the smaller one inside were centres pushed out from the rhinestone brads and attached with glue dots). For the background leaves, I inked with Soft Suede and stamped off to get the paler fronds to tone with the Kraft frame.
Mum also likes verses and so back to the computer again for the centre panel (Comic Sans font here, Zapfino is a bit fancy for a block of text). Most of the panels are Bella Bleu DSP matted onto the Textured Very Vanilla card blank. The floral panels centre top and bottom are Vintage Vogue stamped in Brocade Blue onto plain Very Vanilla card and matted and layered onto Kraft. For the back panel I used one of the Baroque Motifs, stamped three times in Brocade Blue onto Kraft card, cut out and finished with a small Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad in the centre and popped up on dimensionals.
The flowers were created using Marlene's tutorial here. To bling them up a little I used a two-way glue pen on the edges of the petals and dipped them in Dazzling Diamonds. I used Tombow to adhere them to each other and to the card front.
I created a box for the card (sorry forgot to photograph that) as it wouldn't survive in an envelope.
She loved it. And SIL commented that I'm getting good at this crafting lark, lol.
Hope you like it too.