With Mother's Day in a few short weeks, now seemed like the time to get busy designing a special card for my mother-in-law. I turned to the springtime prints of my Victoria Park paper line to get a soft and pretty look that I'm hoping will make her smile.
I love using journaling cards in card designs and so I try to design cards that will work well with both cards and scrapbooking projects.
For this design I've chose the celery damask card that you can see on the bottom right of the packaging detail. I wanted to think outside the box and came up with using the index card as a panel on a belly band for my card design. This keeps the card itself very simple and the band slides on top of the card to embellish it and keep it closed.
A front opening card works well with a belly band and I've folded the outside panels to meet in the middle. For a 4.25"x5.5" card, score 2 1/4" from each end and fold. At the point of this photograph, I haven't yet adhered the patterned paper to the panels but it gives you an idea of how it works.
The index card is pretty but I decided it needed a few stamping details as embellishments to take it up a notch. This beautiful floral stamp is from a Basic Grey Plumeria stamp set from Hero Arts. It was stamped in black ink onto the patterned paper and then cut out.
Quick Tip: Adhere the paper to a layer of cardstock before cutting out to make it firmer and less likely to bend.
The image was then stamped on the pink print paper and paper pieced twice more. The littlest flower is popped up for an accent and some dimension. A Desert Sand Memento Marker works great to add some quick shading to both the petals and leaves.
The stamping is accented with some vintage buttons, a twine bow and some pretty trinket pins.
The Lily Bee Design stickers are perfectly sized for card designs and make it easy to add in your own custom sentiment. You'll love how many sentiments you can make from one single sheet of them.
A little stamping detail balances the right side of the design.
Finally, here's a look at the belly band removed from the card design. To create the band, simple cut a strip of cardstock and wrap around your card design. Adhere the ends to the back of your sentiment panel.
Thanks for joining me today in the CLASSroom! Have a wonderful and creative weekend!
Supplies: Victoria Park Index Journaling Cards by Lily Bee Design, Victoria Park 6x6 Tiny Tablet and Victoria Park ABC Stickers by Lily Bee Design, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, pinking shears, vintage buttons, Solar White Cardstock by Neenah, Basic Grey Pattern Hearts and Flowers Stamp Set from Hero Arts, Desert Sand Memento Marker by Tsukineko, twine, Crystal Trinket Pins by Maya Road, Pear Tart Memento Ink Pad by Tsukineko, Chewing Gum Dye Ink Pad by Jenni Bowlin