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This is the Mother’s Day card I made and sent to my mom who lives 500 miles away in WV. I wish I had better lighting. For real, the cardstock is very white and not off-white or cream colored as it looks in this picture. It is an easel card that stands well on its own for display. I must say that this was one of the most difficult cards I have made. First of all because I had to find 3 dye inks in the same color family that coordinate for light, medium and dark layers. This took a lot of stamping and experimenting, especially with the yellow flower. Pigment inks were too juicy and took too long to dry when layering stamps on top of one another. These layers were not easy to line up either. I wanted to make a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my mom that resembled the card that Dawn Woleslagler. Dawn is a master card maker who owns Wplus9 Design. In fact, Dawn designed the stamp set used for the bouquet. It is called Freehand Florals. Secondly, I carefully watched Dawn’s instruction video and tried to make my bouquet just like hers. I think if I had done my own arrangement of the flowers, the bouquet would not have been as heavy as it ended up looking. Thirdly (that’s a funny sounding word), since I don’t have the same supplies as Dawn I had to come up with something similar. However, I DO like the way my card turned out. To give you instructions, I’d better turn you over to Dawn. Find her video for making this card and the list of supplies she used. As I said, it is not easy, but it’s well worth the effort.
Happy Mother’s Day,
PS Besides making a heavier bouquet than Dawn made hers, my card is different in a few other ways.
- I die cut a couple of Simon Says Stamp word dies and pieced the letters together to spell the word Mom. Also, I glued a piece of the same white card stock to a piece of fun foam to make it 3D and then die cut the Simon Says Stamp word, thanks. The words were colored by daubing on the dye inks.
- When my card was finished, I added Ranger’s Stickles in Frosty Lace along lines on the flowers and leaves.
- I made this into an easel card after the card front was completed.
How to Make an Easel Card:
- Panel A: Using 120# Simon Says Stamp White cardstock , cut card base front to 6″X 4 1/4″. Using a Martha Stewart Scoring Board, make a 1/2″ fold line at the top of the 6″ card base front. When folded down, you will have a 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ card front.
- Panel B: Next, trim a piece of the 120# Simon Says Stamp White cardstock to 8 1/4″X 4 1/4″. Using a Martha Stewart Scoring Board, make a fold line at 5 1/2″
- Glue Panel A to Panel B – Take Panel A and draw a line of glue along the 1/2″ fold. Glue the 1/2″ section to Panel B on the long end of the fold, which will be the top of the 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″card. Put pressure on the area until the glued parts have a good connection.
- When stood upright, the card base will now look like an easel. The 2 3/4″ section of the card base that is left is now the bottom of the card that extends out to the front of the card. I will call this Panel C.
- At this time, the card front may be adhered to the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape.
- Panel C – Cut 3 strips of 120# Simon Says Stamp White cardstock to 4 1/4″ X 1″. Use Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape to hold these 3 strips together, one on top of the other. Adhere this stack to the front of Panel C. This will be used as a “stopper” to keep your easel card from collapsing. Using glue and also foam dots to give dimension, decorate the strips with small leaves and flowers. Glue on the word, “thanks” with liquid glue.
- End result: Panel A – card front; Panel B – card back; Panel C – card bottom.
Supplies I Used:
120# Simon Says Stamp White cardstock – https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-WHITE-CARDSTOCK-120-LB-Base-Weight-12-Pack-44331?currency=USD
Wplus9 Freehand Florals and Dies Combo https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Wplus9-FREEHAND-FLORALS-Clear-Stamp-And-Die-Combo-WPLUS297-WPLUS297
banner – Wplus9 Bountiful Blooms – https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=342514
Lawn Fawn Craft Die Scalloped Rectangle Stackables – http://www.amazon.com/Lawn-Fawn-Scalloped-Rectangle-Stackables/dp/B014RZ20II?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00
Mom die cut – pieced together – “M” from Merry Christmas; “om” cut from Season’s Greetings – die cut “on” 2 times. Cut away the “hump” from the second die cut to glue onto “on”. It’s easier of course just to buy the die that says Mom. https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-MERRY-CHRISTMAS-Craft-DIES-SSSD111305-62380 and ttps://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-SEASONS-GREETINGS-Craft-Dies-sssd111384-sssd111384?currency=USD
Liquitex Matte Gel Medium – http://www.joann.com/liquitex-matte-gel-medium-8oz/3413531.html#q=Liquitex&start=6
Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape – http://www.amazon.com/3L-Scrapbook-Adhesives-Refillable-Cartridges/dp/B00GHQWKAO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01
Ranger Stickles in Frosty Lace – https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Ranger-Stickles-FROSTED-LACE-Glitter-Glue-SGG20592-7006
Note – Since you probably won’t have the same variety of dye ink colors that I have, it is better to watch Dawn’s video and see her supplies list in order to try to match the colors. If you want to know the color inks I used, just leave a comment and I will let you know. Thanks.