Welcome to this week's Watercooler Wednesday challenge. It's my turn to host and with Mother's Day just around the corner I decided to dedicate this challenge to "Moms".
Whether you're making a card for your own mom, your step-mother or some other very special woman in your life, I invite you to share your creation with us. This challenge runs from Wednesday May 10th through 5:00pm MT Monday May 15th, 2017. I hope you'll join in the fun!
My mom, at 95 years young, is such a big part of my everyday life. Before her arthritis and vision problems took hold, she liked to make cards too.
I marveled at her simple colourful creations which more often than not involved flowers. So, today's card is dedicated to my very special mom. Here's to you mom!
This card style is called a “
Funnel” "Tunnel" card.
You can find directions for making one on Youtube or Splitcoast Stampers. Although this fancy fold looks like it might be complicated, it's actually very easy
and quick to assemble.
|I have to give a shout out to the Oh So Succulent stamp set for the excellent Mother's Day sentiments that are in this set. They really rock!|
Stamp Sets: Touches of Texture #143251, Oh So Succulent (R) #142992, Butterfly Basics #137154
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Calypso Corral, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Stitched Shapes Thinlet Dies, Oval Dies (R), 7 Basic Rhinestones (small), Dimensionals, Tom Bow Glue.
Here are the specs for making this card.
One Sheet Wonder:
I loved the fresh spring colours in this week's banner and decided to use the same colour scheme to create a hand stamped background for my card. I started with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Whisper White card stock to create a One Sheet Wonder page and a variety of floral and nature stamps. This is the order that I stamped:
- Randomly Stamp large flower from Touches of Texture stamp set - this is a two step stamp so I stamped the outline image in Watercolour Wonder and the solid image in Flirty Flamingo.
-Randomly stamp the medium sized flower in Flirty Flamingo
-Randomly stamp the small flower in Sweet Sugarplum
-Randomly stamp the large ferns from Butterfly Basics in Old Olive
-Randomly stamp the honeycomb in a mixture of Old Olive and Sweet Sugarplum - I coloured the stamp with markers to achieve a mixture of colour.
-Randomly stamp the splotches from Touches of Texture in Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Flirty Flamingo - I coloured the stamp with markers to achieve a mottled effect.
Note*: While I had all the stamps out I stamped the inside center of the card base with the sentiment "Because of you I am me" in Old Olive ink and then randomly stamped in an oval shape around the sentiment.
|The flowers are stamped in an oval around the sentiment. I cut out the funnel panel first and then laid it in place over the center of the card base and then drew the oval outline in pencil to give me a base for stamping the oval of flowers. |
Card Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Whisper White card stock scored at 4 1/4"
1st Layer: 5 1/4" x 4 Flirty Flamingo
2nd Layer: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" Old Olive
3rd Layer: 5" x 3 3/4" Whisper White cut from the One Sheet Wonder piece
- Adhere these layers and card base together with Tom Bow Glue
Oval Layers: Cut the following using the Stitched Shapes and retired Oval Thinlet Dies:
-Cut out 1 small Whisper White stitched oval and stamp the "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment from the Oh So Succulent stamp set in Old Olive ink
-Cut out 1 medium One Sheet Wonder stitched oval
-Cut out 1 3" Flirty Flamingo oval cut with the retired Oval Thinlet Dies
-Cut out 1 3 1/4" Old Olive stitched oval
-Adhere all the ovals together with Tom Bow glue and then mount to the center front of the card with Dimensionals.
-Stamp a Dragon Fly on Old Olive card stock in Old Olive ink and fussy cut out the image. Adhere with Dimensionals to the bottom of the layered ovals. Cut a strip of 7 small Basic Rhinestones and adhere to the center of the Dragonfly.
Cut layered panels and “
Funnel” "Tunnel" insert as follows:
- Cut 8 x 5" piece of Old Olive card stock for the “
- Cut 2 Flirty Flamingo Panels 1 3/4" x 4 7/8"
- Cut 2 Old Olive Panels 1 5/8" x 4 3/4"
- Cut 2 One Sheet Wonder panels 1 1/2" x 4 5/8"
- Card Base - see (*) note above in One Sheet Wonder
So that's it for today's post. How did you like this card? I think my mom will love it. I hope you've checked out the rest of the cards created by our very talented Design Team members for this challenge. Wow there are some very inspiring designs. I know I'm going to be CASEing some of them.
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