All of my cards this month are CASEd! I love the spring theme of these cards, and I couldn't wait to share them with my club ladies.
This first card is a CASE of one I made at my upline, Winona Semler's, group meeting. She used the Sweet Pea dsp on hers, but I decided to go with Cottage Wall designer paper (one of my favourites!).
The top portion is Pale Plum that I ran through the Big Shot with the Polka Dots embossing folder (which I wasn't going to buy, but after seeing so many amazing projects with it, I had to have!). There is a strip of Old Olive across the center.
The flower is made with two 1 x 11" strips of Whisper White cardstock. I punched along the edge with the eyelet border punch, then ran the strips through the crimper several times to soften it up. Then I punched a 1-3/8" circle of sticky pages and removed one of the backings. I started at the outer edge of the circle and wound the paper strips around, circling in towards the center. When it was done, I snipped off the remaining white strip (there's a bit left at the end) and peeled the backing off the sticky circle to adhere the flower to the page. To finish the flower, I added a Sweet Pea stitched felt piece to the center and the leaves to the outside.
Finally, I stamped the greeting from Whimsical Words (SAB set) in Rich Razzleberry.
This technique is called Emerging Color. I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set and the Vintage Wheel with Old Olive, Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink to stamp all over a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I used the Pinking Hearts border punch along the edge.
Next, I stamped the Medallion stamp in VersaMark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Finally, I sponged Soft Suede ink over the embossed image and along the edges of the paper so the Medallion "popped".
To finish the card, I layered that piece on some Pretty in Pink, wrapped some Kraft taffeta ribbon around it and added a Scalloped Oval piece stamped from Oval All.
Blessings to you,