Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Morning Meadow with a popped up banner

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,

11 comments:

  1. Vicky, I'm really liking this one! CAS and just a beauty!
    So sorry about your father in law but at least he's keeping his humor and that's a good thing.
    Lynn

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  2. Very classy card Vicky-love how you have made this :)The banner is fabulous and the little pop of colour is just right against the subtle background.
    Your father in law sounds a hoot!-bless him for keeping his wit while he is poorly :)
    Nessa xxx

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  3. Hi Vicky
    Stunning card...... Hope your FIL goes on ok.... He sounds a lovely man.... In good spirits....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx
    Enjoy your day.....

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  4. This card is a "timeless classic" - very nice! A sense of humour is often needed, I hope your father-in-law is soon back on his feet.

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  5. Love your CAScard Vicky. Love the raised banner bow thanks you for telling us how you made it..

    Anne

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  6. So stylish Vicky love that pop of turquoise. Humour obviously runs in your family:)
    Val x

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  7. Another lovely creation.

    Congrats to your FIL in keeping his SOH through his difficulties. xxx

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  8. What a great card Vicky simple and effective.

    Your FIL is a man after my own heart LOL.

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  9. I love this card - so stylish, and it would be so suitable with any sentiment. I really like the little pop of Pool Party x x

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  10. Such a lovely card Vicky, you've made the ornate stamping tha bit more special with the banner and the oh so perfect layered butterflies.ive not got round for a while but have just had a wander round catching up on the beauties that I've missed. Hoping alls good with you, Julie x

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  11. A stunning card Vicky. Glad to hear your FIL is keeping his spirits up!
    Bev x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x