I finished a Miss You card to send to my mom. The card will be sent to her after I visit her on vacation. I figured it would cheer her up after I have left.
The card was made using Kraft paper as the base and also the center vertical strip. The layout is as per the Cardabilities Sketch #76 with a bit of artistic independence. :)
The center was embossed using the Sizzix Tim Holtz swirl folder and then the swirls were distressed using Tim Holtz's Bundled Sage distress ink. The flower stamped image is Hero Arts' Floral Scallop. It was stamped in Rich Cocoa by Memento dye ink onto watercolor paper. I used Distress Stain Bundled Sage and Victorian Velvet on the flowers. After drying I applied Antique Linen over the entire image and Walnut Stain along the edges. The image was cut out using Spellbinders Labels Seventeen. The die cut piece was spritzed with gold mist. Lace edging was applied onto the Kraft embossed paper and the die cut stamped image was foam taped on top.
The maroon paper is a paper that I have had for well over 4 years. This paper was part of a special pack of maroon paper and I have been unable to find the same pack anywhere else. I have not used the paper in the pack...until now. (Wow-the challenges out there calling for us to use our stash is a good thing! Got it..might as well use it!)
The Miss You stamped sentiment is from JustRite's Fancy Frames and was stamped onto a die cut banner from JR Vintage Labels & Banners Dies. Spellbinders' Twisted Metal Tags and Accents provided the flourish near the flowers.
After the card was assembled, I added the double pearls in each corner since the corners seemed to be missing some flair.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all have a fun weekend!
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Cardabilities Sketch #76: http://cardabilities.blogspot.ca/2013/05/sketch-76-design-team-reveal.html