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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mum's the Word Birthday

I seem to be drawn to more floral stamps sets lately. Mum's the Word creates beautiful petals and the sentiments are quickly becoming my favourites. When my son (who rarely comments on my cards) said he thought I bought this card, I knew I had a winner!! I based this design on a card that Debbie Olson created for the Papertrey Ink August 2013 release. (View her card here)

* The 4 1/2" card base was impressed with the Herringbone Impression Plate.
* The front card panel was stamped Mum's the Word using Summer Sunrise 
and Canyon Clay (flowers) and Simply Chartreuse (stems and leaves). 
* Several flowers were die cut, stamped and popped up with 3D foam dots. 
I outlined the flowers with a copic marker (BG10) and then added glitter 
to the center of the flowers with a yellow gel pen. 
* The front panel was matted with Canyon Clay card stock.
* The sentiment was stamped with Autumn TerraCotta (Close To My Heart) 
onto a Double-ended Banner Die cut. A button accents the sentiment strip.

I didn't have a square envelope for this card so I made one with 
white computer paper. The front and back flap were stamped with 
more of flowers, stems & leaves to co-ordinate with the birthday card.

The inside of the card was also stamped with a flower and a combination 
of sentiments (Big Birthday Wishes Sentiment and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday).

Card Details (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Mum's the Word, Big Birthday Wishes, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Inks - Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse; CTMH: Autumn TerraCotta
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Canyon Clay
Dies - Mum's the Word, Double-ended Banner Die; Spellbinder's Large Classic Squares
Other - Herringbone Impression Plate; Sakura Yellow Glitter Gel Pen; copic marker;
button/embroidery floss (from my stash)

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Danielle said...

Beautiful, Karen!

Sherrie M. said...

So pretty! love the stamping on the inside and envelope - nice touch!

nancy jane said...

It's lovely, Karen. The colors are wonderful, especially for this time of year.