This week, because Sunday is Mother’s Day, the challenge is to put flowers on it. I make my design team cards ahead of time and was still making Easter cards. So my card is an Easter theme.
A couple of weeks ago I used one of Spellbinders 3D embossing folders. This one is called “Oval Accent”. As I said before, these folders really deep emboss and there are areas that are embossed deeper then other areas. Plus, they are huge, measuring 5″ x 7″.
Step 1: I used AI Holiday Stamp 1-779 to stamp the bunny on white cardstock and used black Archival ink. I colored her up with Copic Markers.
Step 2: I had one of those “angels should be singing” moments when I searched for an oval die to cut the now colored up bunny. Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals Large” was one of the first die sets I ever purchased. The largest die in that set was exactly the same size as the oval in the embossing folder. That changed what I thought I was going to do……adhere the oval cut bunny stamp to the embossing folder. INSTEAD….. I cut the oval out of the embossing folder and the bunny with the same oval. Here’s how:
First: Make a base card by scoring an 8.5 x 11″ pc. of white card stock at 5.5″. Trim to 5 x 7″. Cut a rectangle from white card stock that also measures 5 x 7″. Put this rectangle into the embossing folder and run through your machine.
Second: Temporally tape the embossed rectangle to the opened front of the base card. Using the largest die in step 2, use temporary tape or “post it’s” to secure the die over the oval in the embossed oval layer. It’s a perfect fit! Now remove the embossed layer. I used brown PanPastel over the embossing to bring it out.
Step 3: Using the same large oval die, cut out the stamped and colored bunny. I also used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large to cut a large pink scalloped layer. Adhere the stamped bunny layer to the pick scalloped layer (don’t attach to card yet).
Step 4: Cut, color and shape all the pieces to create The Cherry Blossom from Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1006 – Susan’s Garden – Cherry Blossom https://www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/products/susans-garden-cherry-blossom-1006
Here is Susan Tierney Cockburn’s assembly video for this set:
As Susan suggests in the video, I assembled the “Cherry Blossom” branch right to the embossed front of the card.
Step 5: Cut out the words “Happy Easter” from Elizabeth Craft Designs: Die Set Words 3 Happy Holidays
I cut them from a left over pc. of card stock that I had painted with water colors in vertical about 1/2″ stripes. Adhere them as shown below after Step 6.
Step 6: Place the oval stack inside the card and position it so that the stamped oval will be exactly where the cut oval is on the front of the card. Here is a picture of the inside of this card:
After I got the oval stack adhered in place, I masked off the stack and used the grass stamp below from The Stamps of Life Stamps and Dies called Eggs4Easter. https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/eggs4Easter.html
Step 7: Using the die set below from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I cut 3 butterfly silhouette pieces from the same water colored paper I made that I used for the happy easter sentiment. Then glued them to the front as shown starting with the one glued to cherry blossom branch. I also added to all 4 sides of the embossed layer to finish the raw edges with Elizabeth Craft Designs:
I also added to all 4 sides of the embossed layer, ropes, also colored with brown PanPastel to finish the raw edges with Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1125 – Ropes 1 I used the straight one and it took 6 of them.
Here’s another quick look the card:
OK, yes, this one takes some time. but I think it’s worth it. I hope you’ll join us this week! You could even make a Mother’s Day card. Just remember to add a few flowers. Thanks so much for taking a look.
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clear Double Sided Adhesive 10mm
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus