Today is my mom’s birthday, and the image on this card is so fitting.
We had a milk can my mom refurbished way back when I was a kiddo.
It sat in a corner of the kitchen, and it was the “extra” chair pulled up when we needed it.
I sent my mom her birthday card over the weekend, and then made this card on Monday.
Now, I wish I had made this into her birthday card! She would have gotten a kick out of it:)
I used the new Tin Tile Embossing Folder for the Smoky Slate background panel.
I then sponged it lightly with Basic Gray ink.
I used the my Stampin’ Blends- Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Crumb Cake.
Of gosh, I missed two little green leaves on the image…will have to fix that!
Of course, I ran the image through the Subtle Embossing Folder- my favorite technique!
It’s just the perfect way to add a little something to finish off a card.
I even did something on the inside- ask my girls, I always forget to finish off the inside on class cards…lol.
I love how Navy and Peach work together.
It was so funny how my friend, Jodi posted this watercolor piece yesterday
when I had just finished up my post for this card:)
This simple card packs a lot of texture.
The Subtle Embossing Folder used on the Grapefruit Grove strip creates the first layer of texture.
Well, actually, the Navy border is the first layer, huh?
Next, the ribbon not only adds texture but also pattern because of the gingham design.
Next up is the Basket Weave embossed Darling Labels.
And, of course, where would it be without Stampin’ Dimensionals?!?
(affectionately known as those pop up thingys)
Remembering picking those pretty dandelion bouquets as a kid…
and then being told they were just weeds? LOL.
Well, they must be special with all the ways they are displayed…
in photos, on clothing, home decor, and of course, on stamps!
I have a video for you showing how to make a tri-panel image as the focal point on a card.
Here is the finished card from the video:
Now here is the same card that has all the layers run through the Big Shot using
the Subtle Embossing Folder.
Quite a different effect that Subltle Embossing Folder makes, huh?
Soft Suede Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Focal panel border 3″ x 4-1/4″, 2-1/2″ square for sentiment
Very Vanilla outside and inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″, Tri-panel 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ cut into (3) 1-1/4″ pieces on the 3-3/4″ side, 2-1/2″ square for sentiment
I just love black and white as a design element and adding in a pop of any color just makes me happy! Adding in red is even better!
I was playing around with my SU Floral Frames Bundle and came up with this:
Simply stamp the foliage image and run it through the Big Shot with the NEW Tufted Embossing Folder. Stamp some posies with the returning color Poppy Parade ink and pop them up with some stamping dimensionals. Oh, and I used the Layering Circles to accent the sentiment.
The leaves could have been colored in any of our great greens but I chose to keep in simple with just the three colors. I love the Poppy Parade color- such a lovely bright red so different from Real Red which is one of my faves. Red is an important color to have on hand and having two beautiful Stampin’ Up reds is super!
I just used a marker to dot in the middle of the flowers to mimic the front.
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I also love the Subtle Embossing Folder, it is like I have a whole new kind of paper made from my cardstock. It looks wonderful as an embossed layer, and it looks really cool when you run through a stamped panel using the folder!
Mossy Meadow Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side,
Mossy Meadow Foliage Frame: 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
Very Vanilla: Inside 4″ x 5-1/4″, sentiment 2″ x 4″ circle and scallop
Petal Pink: outside panel 4″ x 5-1/4″, label 2″ x 3″
Petal Promenade DSP: 2″ x 5-1/4″
Gold Glimmer:1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
Vellum: 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″