This year for mom’s birthday, I wanted to create something different.  Mom is pretty special and I don’t get to see her nearly as often as I would like.  But as luck would have it, we were able to get together for her birthday.

I played with lots of ideas in my head and nothing seemed to be what I wanted.  Then, I had this idea.  It’s a good thing we were getting together as I forgot to make sure it would collapse (I’ve since fixed that).  Let me show you.

Mom's Diorama Birthday Card

I call it a Panorama Card.  I started with a base of Soft Sky and used the Circle framelits to cut the openings.  Then, I stamped a bazillion of the lilly-like flowers from Backyard Basics in Basic Gray on Whisper White.  Breaking out my Blender Pens, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write markers, I got busy coloring.  After cutting out all of the flowers – you’ll want the Backyard Basics framelits – I know as I cut them all out by hand, I shaped the petals using the stylus from my Simply Scored.  Then the back panel was run through the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  Now it was time to assemble.  The base pieces were laid on top of each other and flowers arranged so that you could see them all the way back through the openings.  They nicely frame the sentiment from Label Love, stamped in Basic Gray and punched with the Artisan Label punch.  The final touch was a butterfly (really two) from Papillon Potpourri stamped in Soft Sky with a row of Basic Pearls for the body.

While the Panorama Cards are a bit time consuming to make, they are a beautiful keeper that can have a permanent place in the decor.  I know I’ll be making more of these.

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