So Grateful, for Mom!

A Grateful Heart

This is the card that I gave to my ‘mothers’ for Mother’s Day.  I am so grateful for both my Step-Mother and my Mother-in-Law; even more so the longer my own mom is gone.  Since I didn’t have a sentiment that expressly said “happy mother’s day” I opted for one that expressed how I felt.  Being grateful for these woman that the Lord has placed in my life, I thought this sentiment from  “Pursuit of Happiness” fit the bill.  Raspberry Ripple and Pool Party markers let me isolate the words to stamp the sentiment as shown to stamp on the Whisper White card base.

I used our Oval Framelits dies to create the cut-out in the Pool Party cardstock which I then ran through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Secret Garden provided the stamp set and coordinating framelit dies for the flowers.

After stamping the flower outlines with versamark ink, I heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  Then I used Primrose Petals ink on a sponge dauber to add color to the large flower, Raspberry Ripple on the lower flower and Wisteria Wonder on the top flower.  Since the flower centers are smaller than the sponge daubers, I used a Q-tip to apply Summer Starfruit ink to the flower centers.  The leaves were cut from leftover DSP I had in Pear Pizzaz – a color coming back!  (See Color Refresh chart here).

My finishing touch was with the help of some strategically placed Dazzling Diamonds.

Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set
# 121907 Wood Mount, # 121970 Clear Mount

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Secret Garden Bundle Clear
Secret Garden Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Die Bundle
# 131100 Wood Mount Bundle, # 131099 Clear Mount Bundle

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Nancy

 

Happy Birthday, Ann!

A co-worker of mine is celebrating her birthday this week, and in perusing the catalog, the pic on pg. 79 caught my eye and just screamed, “Ann would love this!”  So I whipped out my new paper trimmer, my big shot and my stamps and CASE’D this card.  Here is my version:

Happy Birthday AnnMy lighting is a little wonky and it seems a little washed out on the right side but I hope you can see it well enough.

I used Sahara Sand cardstock for my base, and topped it with Early Espresso Cardstock.  A piece of DSP in Baja Breeze from the Floral District Designer Series Paper pack # 126919 filled in the center.  I ran a little piece of Sahara Sand thru my Big Shot with the Finishing Touches Edgelits # 127010 to create the beautiful lacy border.  The Labels Collections Framelits # 125598 created the beautiful die-cut shape for my main attraction.  Everything Eleanor provided the stamps for the flowers and Perfectly Penned provided the sentiment.  Basic Pearls make great flower centers so after I snipped out my little flower stamped in Calypso Coral, I added a pearl. My leaves were also snipped and are tucked underneath the die cut.  Baja Breeze seam binding #122331 tied in a double bow is the finishing touch.

I just love the soft shade of Baja Blue and the contrast of Early Espresso. Calypso Coral and the Old Olive provided just the right accent colors for this color palette.  The way the seam binding ribbon just flows is lovely.  Everything about this card is feminine and reminds me of Ann.  Happy Birthday, Ann!

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Nancy