I've been having lots of fun with my favourite of Stampin' Up's gorgeous new hostess sets so there'll be a whole gallery of Morning Meadow cards this week! It's a great set for making all sorts of beautiful floral cards, but I'd like to show you something different today. Come and see:
The moment I saw this ornate image, I wanted to stamp it and add a popped up sentiment banner to the space in the centre. I found that a strip 8mm wide takes the sentiments that come with the set perfectly. Once my 'happy birthday' was stamped, I scored two lines close together either side and folded them to make my banner, trimming the ends into ribbon tails with a square punch. The centre of the banner needed support and the 'waste' from the edge of my sheet of dimensionals was just the right size for the job.
Out came the embellishments: a couple of tiny butterflies die-cut with my Beautiful Wings embosslits die and layered together, and a single candy dot. I can't tell you how happy it made me to see that pop of Pool Party against the Early Espresso and Crumb Cake! This would make a great male card if the butterfly were swapped for a more manly embellishment - perhaps a button or a punched circle with another candy dot on top.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Morning Meadow
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Crumb Cake, scraps of vellum and Pool Party
Other: Square punch, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Subtles candy dots, stamp-a-majig
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I've been thinking about my father in law who has been in hospital for two weeks now. As well as Parkinsons and various other problems, he has an infected foot and once that heals, he's going to have to work really hard to get his mobility back. He behaves with great dignity through it all and a lovely dry wit. Apparently, when the doctor was making the rounds one morning he introduced himself to my father in law. "I'm John Smith and I'm the doctor," he said. "Well you can't help that," said my father in law gently.
See you tomorrow,