Monday, May 10, 2010

Fancy Fold Mother's Day Card

I am posting this card today so that my mother would not see it before Mother's Day. Today is her birthday, so will be posting her BD card tomorrow...again so she won't get a sneak peak at it. I'm using this card for Sharon's Stamp Simply #138...Mother's Day.

I was stalking Connie's blog a while back and saw this wonderful multi/fancy fold card she created (she has more too!) and followed the links she provided for tutorials. I love different folds for cards.

I used the new Spring Bouquet stamp set from Flourishes, which I really like. Love this gorgeous bouquet. I stamped it with Stazon and colored with Primacolor Pencils blended with baby oil, then chalked around the image. Traced around the inside of the 2nd largest Labels 10 Nesties and cut out the image by hand so I could have the flowers extending beyond the margins, then cut a mat from the largest die. Stamped around the edge of the mat using Perfect Medium on a Crafty Secrets Flourish stamp, then applied Perfect Pearls. Gave it a pretty Ole-timey frame look, I think. : )

Added the lavender flourished DP to one panel. The rest of the panels have either plain white CS or a mesh patterned CS from MME that I inked with Distress Inks and used another flourish from the Crafty Secrets Flourish set around the borders.
The sentiments are from Verve's Because of You and Flourishes Spring Bouquet set.

Added a couple MS punched butterflies, layering the one on the front with gold vellum and added Stickles. A few flat-backed pearls on the front and...voila'. A pretty Mom's day card!

I have a couple more creations to post this week, then I'll be on the road for about a week. I am flying up to Vermont Thursday to get my daughter. She can't leave her car on the college campus for the summer, so I'm going up there to drive back with her. We will head out Saturday after the graduation ceremony, so we can see one of her friends she went to high school with graduate from Norwich. We are going to do a week-long road trip coming back so we can do some sight seeing along the way. I have some friends in York, PA and Apex, North Carolina, so plan to make stops there to visit with them while we're on our way back. We both are really looking forward to the trip!


Julia said...

A friend told me to check out your blog. I am new to card making and your blog is a wonderful inspiration. I love your cardmaking style.
This is a beautiful card! I know your mum will just love it. Nice touch with the flourish around the frame. That bouquet is beautiful. think I may have to order that set.

Deb Neerman said...

WoW! This is just gorgeous ... and so elegant!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" Mother's Day challenge!

Barb said...

Nancy, this card is gorgeous and I'm sure your mom loved it! So much to look at and so elegant! I can't wait to see her BD card tomorrow. Your trip sounds like it will be very fun! You will be taking one of my favorite routes through the east. Great mom and daughter time.


stampinfrog said...

Nancy your card is gorgeous!I love the different folds and so glad the link worked! I am sure your Mom loved this card!
Have a safe trip with your daughter!

nessy said...

what a beautiful card ~ sure your mum loved this card!
vanessa xx

Cathy said...

Oh wow, how did I miss this one! That is so pretty!