Cardmaking Contest Entry from Mary Wessling

I thought I had posted all the Cardmaking Contest entries, but Mary Wessling left a comment on my FB page that she hadn't seen hers yet.  That's because I totally lost the email she sent me.  So I quickly wrote her and asked her to re-send the card and directions.  Here's her card, Grandmother's Flower Garden:

Stamping Madly Cardmaking Contest Entry from Mary Wessling

I'm so glad she spoke up when she saw that I said I'd posted the last entry.  I really didn't want to leave anyone out!

Be sure to leave a comment for Mary to let her know what you think.  I'll be posting results later this week–unless someone else lets me know I missed their card!

Directions:

1).  Card base is Baja Breeze, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4", fold on score line.
2).  Cut a piece of Whisper White, 4" x 5 1/4", run this piece thru the Honeycomb embossing folder.
3). Take different pieces of Designer Series paper and run these thru the Honeycomb embossing folder also.  On my card I used five different colors from the Subtles Collection.
4).  Cut out six hexagon pieces for the outside of your flower shape and one hexagon piece for the middle.  I made sure that I had white around each flower so it would show off better, I used Tombow glue to adhere all of the flower pieces with.  Do this until you have the look that you want.
5).  Take one Paper Doily and cut in half.
6).  Take a scrap piece of Whisper White and with the 2 1/2" punch, punch out a circle, cut in half and using Snail adhesive, adhere to the solid part of your Doily.
7).  Stamp your sentiment on the half circle part of your Doily, I used the Oh, Hello stamp set for my card.
8).  With a piece of Baja Breeze Seam Binding, adhere to the front of your card, just under the lacy part of the Doily, with another piece of seam binding, make a bow and attach with a glue dot.

I made this card before the retiring colors list came out, but you could use any color of card stock you choose!  Since Designer Series paper is thinner than card stock, it is very easy to follow the lines for cutting out the hexagon shapes.

Thanks so much to Mary Wessling for her Cardmaking Contest Entry.

2 Responses to Cardmaking Contest Entry from Mary Wessling

  1. Mary Sue Osborn May 23, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    Mary, I love your card. I am a quilter and this is one of the quilt patterns I used to make our oldest son and his wife a quilt using the scraps from the dresses I made for the bridesmaids dresses. Your color choices are beautiful.

  2. BERNICE THOMPSON May 23, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    MARY, THIS CARD IS GREAT! I’M SO GLAD SAGE AND YOU WORKED OUT THE POSTING. SUCH GREAT DETAIL, I’M GLAD I ORDERED THE FROM THE RETIRING LIST.

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