I just love the new Artisan Embellishments kit from Stampin’ Up!. So much so I use it sparingly so it goes further, if that makes sense. Plus, with something so lovely, you need to make sure that the person you’re giving it to will appreciate it. For me, this is the card I made for my lovely Mother-in-Law for Mother’s Day, who I know will appreciate all the gorgeous details.
I love this colour combination – Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Primrose Petals and Very Vanilla. I’ve used Fan Fair DSP and Large Paper Doily Sizzlit for the background and the sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set.
I hope all mum’s had a lovely day yesterday and were spoilt royally! 🙂 This is a card I made for my Mother-in-Law’s Mother’s Day card. We had a relaxing day at home with my MIL and the kids 🙂
I was inspired to make this card by the talented Michelle Le-Breton. You can see Michelle’s elegant card here. This card was also one of the make-and-takes my guests made at my Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue launch. I had a small group of lovely ladies (much smaller than usual), so I was able to spoil my guests with some extra nice accessories. It was a fun night!
To make this card, we used the colours Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White. The WW background was textured using the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The damask stamp is from Friends 24-7, and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments (I love this versatile stamp set!). At the centre of the damask, we’ve punched out some Bella Rose DSP and then adhered it to a Build-a-Brad. I love the touch of Kiwi Kiss with the Rich Razzleberry, don’t you?! Here is a close up:
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.
Well, this Sunday is Mother’s Day, as you all know 🙂 And this is one of the best reasons why I love to make cards, because I can give my mum a handmade Mother’s Day card this weekend (well, post it to her as she lives a long way away!). Aren’t all mums obliged to love the handmade creations of their children?? I’m sure that obligation is meant to never stop!! LOL!!
I’ve used the gorgeous stamp set, A Rose is a Rose, and I’ve made another shaker card. Too much fun!! The cardstock colours I’ve used are Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss textured with the usual Whisper White. The new Kiwi Kiss ribbon is sooo soft! beautiful! The stamped flowers that frame the shaker square are stamped in Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive. The rose in the centre is stamped in Barely Banana and So Saffron. And I’ve filled the shaker square with Chunky Sprinkles – gotta have some bling! The sentiment comes from the fantastically priced Wonderful Favourites.
Enjoy your Mother’s Day this weekend, in the way it means the most to you 🙂