I've had this card done for awhile but was waiting to post it until after I sent it to my mom on her birthday. And now I realized that I never clicked publish. My apologies for dropping off my posting pace. We have been busy traveling, selling our home and preparing for a major downsize and relocation. We will be leaving the Belle Plaine, MN home we built 12 years ago with three teenagers and trying out apartment living in downtown St Paul. It's going to be quite an adventure, a big part of which will be downsizing my immense stamp collection. More on that in another post. For now let's get back to Mom's birthday card:
- This is not a standard sized card but it was easy to make a custom envelope for it with the Envelope Punch Board (#133774).
- The Brick Wall embossing folder (#138288) was inked up with Crumb Cake ink before running it through the Big Shot with a piece of Whisper White regular thickness card stock. The brick layer was mounted onto a separate piece of Crumb Cake before being applied to the card with more dimensionals.
- I added a little more sponging to age the bricks a bit.
- "Happy Birthday Greetings" is from Petite Pairs (#128706) and fits perfectly into one of the bricks.
- The wreath from Circle of Spring (#138964) is watercolored with Crushed Cucumber and the white is done with the Signo White Gel Pen(#105021). This is actually a wreath I did awhile ago at the same time I did this card. The wreath and bow are cut with the Wonderful Wreath framelits (#135851).
- Stampin' Dimensionals pop up the wreath. The brick layer was mounted onto a separate piece of Crumb Cake before being applied to the card with more dimensionals.
- Just a reminder if you haven't used these stamps and framelits yet: It's much easier if you cut the inner part of the wreath with the small framelit before stamping the wreath! The photopolymer stamp is easier to line up with the cut circle than trying to line up the non-transparent framelit with an image that has already been stamped.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay tuned for more about downsizing my stamp studio - and of course more cards. This isn't stopping me from trying out new things...