This card has a variety of “techniques” on it.  Quilting – using various pieces of Designer Series papers that have been pieced together like a quilt.  Embossing – using the embossing folder over the quilted piece.  Distressing – using the cutter kit on the outer embossed panel.

The card base is Rose Red.  Then a layer of Very Vanilla that was embossed with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder – distress the edges with the distressing tool in the Cutter Kit, and sponge with Sahara Sand ink.  To create the quilt piece I glued the rectangles of Springtime Vintage Designer Series paper onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then cut it using the Big Shot and the Top Note die.  Then emboss with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  Make sure to cut first and emboss second.   I also cut a piece of Rose Red card stock with the Top Note die and cut it in half long ways.  Take each half and glue to the back of the quilted piece to create a faux frame.  Tie a piece of Rose Red Seam Binding around the Top Note before adhering it to the front of the card.

To decorate the front I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and cut butterflies out of Very Vanilla card stock and sponged them with Sahara Sand ink.  I used the Petal Cone die to cut the banner from Very Vanilla card stock – stamp with Rose Red ink and “Happy Mother’s Day” from the Something to Celebrate stamp set.  A Pearl was added to the center of the large butterfly and finally using a small amount of Crystal Effects (so it wouldn’t fall off) I added a Vintage Flower Adornment to one side of the banner.

Many of these items are in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog which ends on April 30th.  I do know the Petal Cone die, the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder and Rose Red Seam Binding will still be available after the Mini end but don’t miss out on the Springtime Vintage Designer Series paper, Vintage Flower Adornments or the Something to Celebrate stamp set.  You can order online 24-7 on my website – www.monika.stampinup.net – just click on the SHOP NOW button in the upper left corner – or send me an email and I can place the order for you.

Have a Happy Day!