Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wonderful Mother Floating Twist Card HSSTC113

Pin It Now! Hi Friends!  I'm SO excited this week to be playing with Hand Stamped Sentiments' Weekly Challenge, more even than usual because they have chosen me to be a NEW Design Team Member!!!  I have been a huge cheerleader for them for some time now, and I'm so honored to be part of the inspiration that I've enjoyed.  :)

This week's challenge is All About Mom!

I decided to try a new fancy fold technique this week, because if your momma doesn't deserve something special, then who does?!  It's a Floating Inset Twist Card, and I learned this technique from Ustamp With Dawn and Friends Cards With Cool Moves Event. It is a very impressive fold!  I have to say, it's tedious at first, but once you realize which end is up (LOL) it goes together quite easily.  It's hinged in the middle so it pops out when opened.

Here's the bird's eye view of the opened card.

...And here is the back view.

This is the front of the card when closed.  I used that sweet tree image from Forever Young, I just love the little girl sitting on the swing.  Stamped with Marina Mist, and dotted with pink rhinestones from the Blossom Builder Designer Printed Kit (#125410) from the Spring Occasions Mini.  This die cut kit is worth the purchase just for the bling, and it's only available till the end of April!  I know somebody who has another kit coming from the UPS man this week!

After the tree image is stamped and blinged, it's tied with a length of Whisper White Organza Ribbon, and a Heart Trinket is tied on with a single strand of Linen Thread.  I like to pull the layers apart when the project is more delicate looking, like this one.

The sentiment banners are from Delightful Dozen.

Here is the back of the card, when closed.  The same tree from Forever Young is used, just stamped around the edge of the Top Note die.  Then a bunch of Whisper White butterflies cut from the Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit, and my last three tiny pink rhinestones!

Some close up detail of the front and back.  I really love the pink "blossoms" on the tree.

I hope you've enjoyed my first DT card!  Please play along with HSS this week, so I can leave you blog love!

STAMPS: Forever Young, Delightful Dozen
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Marina Mist
DSP: Beau Chateau
INK: Marina Mist, Soft Suedes
ACCESSORIES: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Simply Scored Tool, Clear Window Sheet, bling from Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit, Linen Thread, Heart Trinket, Sticky Strip
Here's my sweet mother, with me on the beach, circa 1970-something! 

Have a blessed & creative day!


  1. Hi Erica! Wowza! This is so cool and I just love all of that pretty pink bling detail. What a fun card design! I especially love that wonderful photo you shared of you and your mom. That is such a wonderful snapshot! Congrats on the HSS DT!

  2. This is gorgeous!!! I love the unique fold. You're very talented. Miss you!

  3. Erica, are you KIDDING me??! GAH...totally blown away this week, WOW! What a great opener for your new DT position at HSS, soooo happy you've joined our team. I've been cheering for you too, rah rah Erica! Your fancy fold is FANTABULOUS! and such a sweet touch, the pic of you and you Mum on the beach.

  4. What a fabulous card! You are really starting off your joining our group with a bang! Welcome to the team!

  5. Welcome!! Love your special fold card- Love the soft color combo!! Love the accents- perfect!!! Just Beautiful!!!

  6. WOW and WELCOME to HSS design team! I'm so glad you joined us. Fabulous! card! I'm going to have to try to make this. You're right about momma deserving this. Thanks for sharing your childhood photo.

  7. Erica this is AMAZING! You're just trying to make the rest of us look bad;) Holy talent girl!!!!! Welcome to the team, although you've now made it a little intimidating to work alongside you:)