Good Friday to you all! And I am sure some of you are saying, “Thank Goodness It’s Friday!” However, we must be careful not to hurry our lives away, as time goes fast enough as it is. We get older, our children grow up, and time marches on.
One of my neighbors is recovering from shoulder surgery, so, to make her card I used Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #417
Card cuts and products needed to complete this card will be at the end of the post. Please leave a comment at the end.
These are not colors I always use, so it was a bit of a challenge. I considered adding either Whisper White or Very Vanilla as the card base, as I think with most color challenges you are allowed to add neutrals. It just didn’t seem to work with the design I wanted to try.
The card base is Berry Burst. The floral paper was one I have had a long time and wanted to use just because of the color challenge. It became the mat for both the front and inside. The mats for the rectangles are both in Berry burst. The bottom one was again a scrap I had in my scrap box, but you could use Powder Pink and use a background stamp in Whisper White or Powder Pink for the same effect. The top rectangle is a scrap from the Wood Textures DSP, which I ran through the Big Shot in the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. I really like what this folder does for a piece of paper.
For the sentiment panel, in Berry Burst cut the #4 scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals framelits. I number them smallest to largest as I do all the shapes. In Early Espresso cut scalloped oval #5. Using the Stitched Shapes framelits #2, I cut the sentiment panel from Powder Pink.
The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases and stamped in Early Espresso. Layer all three ovals together adhering with liquid glue and attach to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On the inside I used a mat of Powder Pink, then a mat of the brown floral. The Powder Pink sentiment panel is smaller allowing more of the floral mat to show. Using Early Espresso ink I stamped the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases set, adhered them all with liquid glue and into the card base. This card is finished.
The envelope received some little Powder Pink flowers and Mint Macaron leaves from Beautiful Bouquet on the front and more of the floral paper on the flap.
I hope you like this card. It isn’t fancy, but I think it is a nice card.
Card Cuts: Berry Burst: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2 ” scored at 4-1/4″, large mat 1-11/16″ x 3-11/16″, small mate 1-7/16″x 3″, scrap for scalloped oval; Powder Pink: large rectangle 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, stitched oval, scrap, inside mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, inside sentiment panel 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″; Wood Textures DSP or other brown paper or card stock: main mat for front and inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, top rectangle 1-5/16″ x 2-7/8″, scrap for scalloped oval.