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Wishing everyone a very Happy & Safe Easter!  I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Autumn sunshine, as it is not the norm for Easter on the coast.  Me, I am off to the beach.

Our sketch this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations is for all the mothers out there.  Yep, with Mother’s Day coming up, thought it would be great to do a card for the mum’s.

I made my card a couple of weeks ago, forgot about it & created another one yesterday, but will post that during the week.  I’ve tried my hand at a little bit of vintage this week and am quiet happy with the result.  I am enjoying this “out of the box” for me!

Measurements –
Base Card – Pink Pirouette – 11 3/4″ x  4 1/8″ or 29.5cm x 10.5cm – Scored in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Soft Suede – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 3 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 9cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Pink Pirouette – 2″ x 4 1/8″ or 10.5cm x 5cm
Layer 4 – Very Vanilla – 1 7/8″ x 4″ or 10cm x 4.5cm

I run the piece of Soft Suede through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots, before rubbing Whisper White Ink over the top.


Prior to adhering the DSP to the bottom of the embossed Soft Suede, I sponged around the edges with a SU Sponge Dauber using Tea Stain Distressing Ink from the Distressing Essentials Kit

The piece of Very Vanilla was run through the Bigshot using the Embossing Folder – Finial Press.  I rubbed the Tea Stain Distressing Ink over the top of the embossing & adhered to the piece of Pink Pirouette & then to the DSP.

I pulled a thread from the middle of the Ribbon so that it would gather a little & adhered along the bottom part of the DSP, tucking ends under.  Tied a small bow, wrapped a Glimmer Brad around the middle & adhered to the ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot.

I cut the butterflies using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Dies from Soft Sude Cardstock, adhered to card using a Mini Glue Dot.  Three basic Pearls were adhered to the middle of the butterfly.

The whole piece was adhered to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.

Why does it always sound so easy that I think I have done it in 5 minutes, when in actual fact, it sometimes takes me days to complete a card.  This one included!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Nil
Ink – Tea Stain, Whisper White
Cardstock – Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
DSP – First Edition Speciality
Embossing Folder – Finial Press, Perfect Polka Dots
Embosslit Dies – Beautiful Wings
Ribbon – 1/2″ Seam Binding – Very Vanilla
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber,
Basic Pearls, Glimmer Brad – Champagne
Don’t forget to hop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris & Tess have created along with out Guest Designers.  Better still, make your card, pop back & link with Mr Linky.  You could be our next Ray of Sunshine & a guest designer for an upcoming challenge.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

5 thoughts on “SC 035/12…

  1. Your card is beautiful. I love the vintage look. The way you added your ribbon is just gorgeous. I know what you mean about sounding so quick. I guess the thing is if you redo it, it usually is quick. First time around I procrastinate a lot.
    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work.

  2. This is really lovely, Vicky. It's a winning colour combination (can't go wrong with those gorgeous colours together), and I love all the texture you've incorporated with the embossing folders. Beautiful, feminine, card.

  3. Vicky;

    There are so many unique & wonderful details on this card! Every time I look at it, I notice something new. Everything blends really well together and has a soft touch to it.


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