Onto my first sister-in-law birthday card. . .her special day is also on October 8th! She will get a card from my stash that I started at a cardmaking event this past May while visiting my mother in Redding, CA. This event was hosted by Darla Watson, a Stampin' Up demonstrator who comes to my Mom's area once a month to host card classes and events. If you get a chance, take a look at Darla's blog, Scrap Happens Here, by clicking here. . .it is an enjoyable site to visit.
Darla's card design features fall colors and a big flower, which put me in mind of a sunflower with its center made from a patterned dsp and its petals from Stampin' Up's Floral Frames framelits. For my card, I finished it up on my Mt. Shasta Girls' Getaway with my Mom and sister. I changed up the sentiment message on the front fishtail flag, and added an Early Espresso card base that made four color mat layers. With this many layers, I decided to adhere my top two layers and pop them up off the bottom two layers. I think the dark brown cardbase really enhances the big flower's patterned center, and I like that with just a quick glance, the flower pops, and it really catches your eye.
I really loved the look of this card. I think the big patterned flower really did it for me, and with my few changes, it still retains its original lovely design. I think my sister-in-law will really enjoy her fall flower card. . .take a look below at the finished card inside and out.
Ingredients: Stampin' Up products: Cardstock--Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla (inside), Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Old Olive. Patterned: Botanical Gardens dsp (Occasions 2016). Stamps: Sunburst Sayings (sentiment). Dies: Floral Frames (retired), Botanical Builder, Punch: Curvy Corners (retired). Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder. Candy Dots, Pearls. Fishtail Flag (handmade). Verse sentiment: unknown (borrowed). Size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4".