I hope you have all had a lovely day for Mother’s Day, doing whatever is special to you 🙂 My mother-in-law and brother-in-law came around for breakfast this morning and the men cooked up a wonderful brunch, all the better because I was not in the kitchen! I’m really excited to start reading my present too … Twilight!! There’s been so much interest in this book and the movie was spellbinding, I’m really curious to see the writing that has inspired so many … and as a closet fantasy writer, I’m sure to learn a lot!
Anyway, back to card making!! This is the card I made for my mother-in-law, using the stamp sets A Rose is a Rose, Friends 24-7 and Wonderful Favourites. I really love the way A Rose is a Rose and Friends 24-7 goes together in this card. They could be from the same stamp set!! The roses are two-step stamped in Real Red and Bravo Burgundy and the petals are in Old Olive and Always Artichoke. I wanted a really soft effect for my Damask image from the Friends 24-7 stamp set, so it has been stamped off in Old Olive.
The papers I’ve used are Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Whisper White and Whisper White textured (for the large background). The ribbon across the middle of the card is Bravo Burgundy wide grosgrain and I’ve used the Eyelet border punch for the detail along the bottom of the card. There are three of the big white half pearls from the Pretties Kit in the top right hand corner. The sentiment ‘Wonderful Mother’ has been stamped in Bravo Burgundy using the stamp set Wonderful Favourites – what a great set this is, so versatile!
And most exciting of all to me … like a card maker’s mother’s day present … was the chance to use the Build-a-Brad on this card, for the first time!! I’ve punched out a rose bud from the Bella Rose DSP (part of the scrapbooker’s special this month!!) and the adhered it to the brad, stuck on the so-cool acrylic bubble and then attached it to the centre of the Damask image.
And a card wouldn’t be a card without Dazzling Diamonds, would it?! I’ve added DD using Crystal Effects on the roses.
Thanks for looking 🙂