... my Mum is coming to stay with us for a couple of weeks while Jonathan is away, and I'm off to collect her this morning. As I'm going to Mum's place, she asked me to bring some cards with me - more than happy to oblige. And Mum had a special request for a birthday card for her friend Cynthia - I was told to make it simple and elegant - and I hope that this card fits the bill. I've used the wonderful autumnal colours from this week's Colour Q challenge - cQc109 and the layout from Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL164.
I think these colours are just fabulous. I found some vanilla card in my stash - it has a lovely hammered finish - and used it to make the card base. I decided to use the rich cherry cobbler as my main colour with the others as accents. I cut a mat of cherry cobbler onto which I layered a piece of the cream card. Next I used my favourite Spellbinders die - the Fleur de Lis Square (loving this at the moment) to cut the backing mat. On some more of the cream card, which I'd already die cut, I randomly stamped some chrysanthemums and added some simple daisy like flowers. I stamped the medium and small sized solid chrysanthemums in cherry cobbler and fussy cut them out, layering them together with a pretty brad. On a scrap of the cream card - I made a sentiment ribbon by stamping the greeting twice and layering it under the flower.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Big Blooms - Chrysanthemums, Frame-It, Pic-Nic Patterns
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo
Spellbinders: Fleur de Lis Squares (S4-318) #4, Standard Squares Sm (S4-128) #7
Accessories: Card and brad from stash
I'm going to schedule a few posts as I'm going to be busy with Mum for the next couple of days. See you soon.
- Deborah Frings
- Northville, Michigan, United States
- I'm married to my best friend, Jonathan, and he's very supportive, or should that be tolerant, of my crafting addiction!!! We have two wonderful children, Ben and Kathryn. I am blessed with a loving family and am surrounded by friends, both virtual and real-life. I believe in life-long learning and graduated a couple of years ago with a BSc in Chemistry. If I'm not in my craft room making cards, then you might find me reading, taking photos, or simply being with the family.