Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Morning Meadow Mixed Media Card Folio
Hello, Friends! Memories often inspire my creative activities. This Morning Meadow Mixed Media Folio came into being as I was remembering the beautiful summer mornings of my childhood. Growing up in Vermont, summer mornings were almost always filled with light, sunshine and a cool breeze. The lush green grass sparkled with dew so thick that to walk through it left your footprint behind. Birds sang their joyous morning songs while butterflies flitted sweetly from flower to flower. There was a glorious serenity so perfect and complete that I can still feel the joy of it today. All of these memories floated through my mind as I strolled through the pages of my Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals papers, thinking of what I might like to make with it next. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Morning Meadow Mixed Media Card Folio: Building the Base
- Start by creating a 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine with Whip Cream Cardstock.
- Next, stitch a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of designer paper over a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of Tickled PInk Cardstock that is layered with a 5″ x 7″ panel of Gumdrop Green Cardstock.
That’s really all there is to the card base. All the rest of this card is mixed media elements that I’ve layered on to create this morning meadow vignette.
Morning Meadow Mixed Media Card Folio: Mixed Media Elements
I selected two different chipboard sets from Laserowe Love. (Sadly, these did not have names, only product numbers, so I cannot link to them here. You can find Laserowe Love Chipboard in the US at The Frantic Stamper. ) To alter the chipboard, do the following:
- First, tap the corner frame with Versamark Ink. Then cover with Distress Tattered Rose Embossing Powder.
- After heat embossing, let the chipboard cool. Place small half back pearls in the centers of the flowers. Adhere in the upper right hand corner of the card.
- Next, sponge the meadow flowers chipboard with Versmark ink. Then heat emboss with Distress Shabby Shutters Embossing Powder.
- Once the embossing powder has cooled slightly. place adhesive on one end. Very gently bend the chipboard to create a bow in the center. Then adhere the other side. Hold in place for a second or two.
- Now, tuck Spanish Moss along the bottom edge and under the bowed area to resemble meadow grass. I like to use hot glue to hold this in place.
Morning Meadow Mixed Media Card Folio: A Peek Inside
The inside of this card folio features a flip pocket page with a tag insert. I’ll be doing a tutorial for this type of folio soon, so stand by.
Cover G45 Ivory ATC Tags with paper from the collection, then add some small elements and stickers to decorate. Top the tags with ribbon, burlap string bows, Little Birdie Flowers and some little bee charms.
The back side of the flip page is a sentiment that I designed on the computer, then printed out.
This sweet little silver plated tea spoon, tea bag wallet and honey stick are tucked behind the belly band.
To make the belly band, cut a strip of designer paper wider than the base panel. Score the edges and adhere behind the panel. Then adhere the panel to the card base. I’ve added stickers and more of that delicate chipboard to decorate the page.
To see other projects made with Simple Vintage Botanicals, click HERE.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Wishing you serene and beautiful morning meadows….
Thanks for stopping by!
- Mixed Media
- Laserowe Love Chipboard
- Distress Embossing Powder(retired)
- Tattered Rose
- Shabby Shutters
- Versamark Embossing Ink
- G45 Ivory ATC Tags and ATC Tag Die
- Ribbon: Pink, Green, Ivory Check Satin (out of stock)
Beautiful details on your lovely folio!
I’m back from a busy trip and relaxing as I catch up on emails. Lovely card! I am really drawn to the inside of this one…lots of nice work. Growing up in Illinois meant dewy mornings…your description is spot on. Looking forward to your tutorial on this one. Well done!
Your description of your childhood walking through the dew so thick and the birds and butterflies flitting about, really describes this card perfectly. So beautiful and full of colour! Loved it.
Oh my!!! I agree with these ladies wholeheartedly! A great work of art in this folio, Kathy! So, so many details! Thanks for sharing as always! Hugs, Suzy Q
Oh my goodness! This is just loaded down with lovely! So much to see with this one! I love the folder with the tea bag and chocolate. Each time I look back I see something different; definitely as treasure trove of beautiful!
Wow, Kathy! What a delight for the eyes! This is one of the most beautiful and unique folios ever! I truly feel like I’ve stepped into a beautiful meadow and can hear the birds singing and smell the flowers! Your arrangement of all the elements on the front is just perfect. And as usual the inside is filled with lovely surprises. I LOVE the little bee charm on the tag. Also love your intro, you should be a story writer! Thank you for sharing this very special card! Hugs!