While in Mt. Shasta on our week-long Girls' Crafting Get-Away, with my Mom and my sister, my goal was to get ahead of my cardmaking needs. I had lots of ready-to-finish cards in my stash that I brought with me from Washington to work on while gone. I finished over 15 card completely, inside and out, but it didn't even put a dent in my stash. . .woe is me! One of the cards that I did complete is this cute little flower card, and I thought it would be perfect for Liz, my cardmaking buddy and Stampin' Up upline.
I cannot claim the accolades for the original design as that honor and my thanks belong to Darla Watson, another Stampin' Up demonstrator that I know in California. As I re-created her card, I took the liberty of making a few modifications to make it more mine. I raised the ribbon tie to allow for a sentiment fishtail flag to be stamped and popped up at the bottom as there was no front sentiment, which I prefer. I also enlarged my Early Espresso cardbase to make it more of a picture frame background. Even with these changes, my card retains the flavor of the original design.
To complete my card, I followed my usual cardmaking plan, which is to create an interior design that compliments the card front and to choose or create a verse that coordinates with the occasion for which my card is intended. Take a look at my finished product below.
Recipe: Stampin' Up products: Cardstock--Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight Whisper White. Dot paper--stamped with Dots for Days background stamp. Stamps--Flower Patch (flower/ sentiment), Remembering Your Birthday (verse), Dots for Days (background). Ink--Early Espresso. Memento Black. Dies--Flower Fair Framelits. Punch--Curvy Corners. Ribbon--1/4" Cotton-Daffodil Delight. Pearls--Copic colored. Other: Zutter--Curved Corner punch.