Sadly one of my coworkers received the diagnosis of Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer last week. I was devastated as many were. She is 41 years old, a beautiful woman inside and out! I have known her for almost 20 years. I wanted to create a very special card, (she has always appreciated all the little Stampin’ Up! goodies that I have made over the years) just for her. I also wanted it to be bright, cheerful and full of hope. I think this card meets all those requirements.
The design of the card is an easel card, I have never made one of these before and after searching found this card in Splitcoast Stampers Tutorials. Here is the link: Center Step Fold Card, both tutorial and a You Tube Video. Easy to follow.
This was super easy to follow her directions, and they are printable as well. First I had to decide on two coordinating papers, so I choose the Crushed Curry color from the Regals DSP Paper Stack. These are my go to papers ( they come in Regals, Brights, Subtles, Neutrals and 2016-2017 color stacks). So handy to have one of each. There are four designs and four sheets of each color in the stack. In this card I utilized three of the four designs-I’m counting the envelope as the third. Following the directions in the You Tube Video I carefully cut and scored a 12 X 12 sheet of Crushed Curry Card Stock. (must use 12 X 12 sheet for this one). Then measuring each side I cut two pieces of the Script DSP Paper and adhered to each side using SNAIL. Measuring the front I carefully cut and adhered a piece of the Flowery DSP pattern paper. ]]
The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set, after dusting well with the Embossing Buddy I stamped it on Very Vanilla using Chocolate Chip Ink. Then quickly dusting it with Stampin’ Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossing it.
I chose a Scalloped Frame from the Layering Squares Framelits that is close to the size of the sentiment. Then using the sponge daubers and Crushed Curry Ink Pad I smudged the edges all around to give the sentiment a ‘stand out’ appearance. Then I die cut the next size up of scalloped Layering Squares Framelits from Crushed Curry Card Stock. Using the Sponge Daubers again I finished the edge the same way with Crushed Curry Ink. I then adhered the Very Vanilla Card Stock to the Crushed Curry layer and adhered the finished unit to the middle of the front of the step card using Stampin’ Dimensions to give it a bit of a “lift”.
To finish the front of the card I die cut a butter fly using the Bold Butterfly die in Crushed Curry Card Stock and smudging it all over with the Sponge Dauber and Crushed Curry Ink Pad. The Flower is made by using the Blossom Bunch Punch in Crushed Curry Card Stock. The flower was again smudged as above using the Sponge Daubers and Crushed Curry Ink Pad. The petals of the flower were slightly curved outward using the larger end of the Scoring Tool on the foam pad that comes with the die brush. The butterfly and the flower are finished with pearls from the Pearls Basic Jewels.
The side is finished stamping the sentiment from Rose Wonder in Crushed Curry on Very Vanilla Card Stock sponge daubing all around outside using Crushed Curry Ink. The butterfly is two layers. Using one of the coordinating DSP die cut the bottom butterfly using the Butterflies Thinlits smallest butterfly die. Then die cut one butterfly using the Bold Butterfly die and adhere to the first butterfly die cut. Adhere both carefully to the back ground lower left corner. Adhere this panel to the card using SNAIL.
The envelope is using the Envelope Punch Board and coordinating paper from the DSP Stack. Last, stamp the larger flower from the Grateful Bunch Flower Stamp Set using Crushed Curry Ink Pad.
Here is a list of the Stampin’ Up! products I used in this card: