Phew! This card took a little while. I sure enjoy the results, though! So pretty!
I started with an Anna Griffin shimmery card layer in a sand color. First, I stamped the Happy sentiment using CTMH Happy to Be Friends stamp set and clear embossing ink and then heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder. I made a mistake with the first Mother’s Day stamping from the same stamp set, so tried again and punched it out with the no-longer-available Stampin Up Word Window Punch (which can now be found on eBay). I clear-embossed that one and mounted it with pop-dots for a little dimension. Which, of course covered my mistake 🙂 After I attached it, I noticed a little tiny black dot! So I covered THAT with a CTMH Bitty Sparkle 🙂
I used the entire set of the Hero Arts Layering Birds & Branches stamps and dies, using Hera Arts inks for the color layers and Vintage Photo Distress ink for the branches and bird & floral accents. After die-cutting, I arranged and re-arranged on to the card layer until I found an composition that I liked. The branches were attached directly to the layer. The flowers and birds were attached with pieces of pop-dots which I had snipped into smaller pieces. I allowed the branches to jut out of the card a little and then trimmed the ends off to justify with the edge of the card layer.
I finished the card with some Pico dots and adhered it to a Kraft card base.
Although it took some time, it was definitely fun to make!
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