Most of the time I like to be original in the cards that I make, but when I saw this card on display at Leadership, I knew I MUST CASE IT! I love everything about this card...the colors, the layout, its cheerful feel. I literally stood there and studied this card for at least a couple of minutes, if not longer. The designer of this card used paper from the Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' kit (#124006). It is just about the only paper that SU carries that I don't already have. (It just occurred to me now that I have finished the card that this paper is available as a digital download...duh!) Anyway, I was bound and determined to make a card as close to the original as possible without buying another thing. I am so incredibly blessed with paper that there is no way I will ever use it all, so here is what I came up with.
So, what do you think? Can you spot the differences? For starters I used Cheerful Treat DSP (Hostess #122381), the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Everyday Enchantment brads (SAB), and the Delightful Dozen stamp set (#122652). For the center of the flower I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, 1" Circle Punch and some Brights Patterns DSP. I decided to change out the flower center mainly since the DSP didn't have as much punch as the original DSP. I needed to get some of that beautiful Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight into the flower somehow and it had to be in a big way.
So what do you need to know about making this card. Well, for starters, you need lots and lots of Stampin' Dimensionals to lift that entire piece of Whisper White card stock away from the base. You also need a lot of pieces around the opening of the flower and some teeny tiny pieces to support the little pointed pieces that go toward the flower center. Another thing that you may not notice unless I point it out is that I used the back side of the flower button because the color is more vibrant on the back. Oh and yes, I changed out the sentiment, since I am hopefully a l-o-n-g way off from being a grandmother. That's about it. I am very pleased with how it turned out and now I have my Mother's Day card already done. Now I just have to make cards for in-laws...but I am off to a great start.