I’ve wanted to make a screen card for some time and had decided last year when I was putting my calendar together that I would include one for a Mother’s Day Card in my April card class. Mother’s Day in New Zealand is the 2nd weekend in May.
When the Occasions Catalogue launched I loved both of the stamp sets celebrating Mothers.
But knew the “Mum’s Love” set would be perfect for a screen card. The shape of the flowers is just right for the screen panels and I knew the flowers would look fantastic as this is a two-step stamping set. Then there is the delightful handwritten font – it reminds me of a mother’s handwriting.
I love class week as I get to craft with a wonderful group of women over several days and classes – such fun. Well, April has rolled around rather quickly and it is class week for me this week – yay!
Having chosen the Gorgeous Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) for my card – the colour choices were also decided – Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Garden Green.
I did two cards for class – here’s the screen card.
The panels are matted onto Garden Green cardstock for contrast against the Pistachio Pudding and to tie into the Line art images and the DSP itself. Love the Heart Border Punch along the top of the screen and I punched a few extra in the card colours to use as embellishments. The Gold Satin ribbon provides a border between the stamped images and the DSP and the Curvy Punch creates the “legs” of the screen.
Unfortunately my Mum is no longer alive for me to give a Mother’s Day card, and I know several of my class members are in a similar situation. So I also demonstrated another version that could be used for any occasion – or just to say hello!
I’m really happy with how these cards turned out. it was lovely to hear some of the attendees saying they were going to give their cards to their own daughters on Mother’s Day as they are great mothers – how nice is that!.
Pistachio Pudding and Calspso Coral are two of the 2103-2105 In-Colors. This colour collection retires when the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue finishes on 2 June. The other colours in the collection are Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana.
Note the change of date when the catalogue finishes – it is the 2nd of June not later in the month.
Don’t delay in ordering the 2013-2015 In-Colors – many items in the product lines will mostly likely run out well before the 2 June. Past experience shows the ink refills and card stock will be flying off the warehouse shelves as soon as the retiring list comes out – which is tomorrow – 21st April.
I will be posting a link to the Retiring List tomorrow here on my blog as well as on my Facebook page.
Please contact me soon – really soon – if you’d like to place an order for these (or any products). I would hate for you to miss out on them.
You can also place an order at my Stampin’ Up! online store and have your order delivered directly to your door.
Until next time.
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