Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day (a little bit early) for all of you Mom's!

I found some time to do Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #47. I knew that I wanted to make my mother a really nice card and not just choose something from my card basket at the last minute. Not that I have asked her lately, but I think that my mother likes rich colors, especially deep reds and burgundys. So I focused on using burgundy in my card and it all came together after that. Here is the sketch that Beate provided this weekend:

Here is my mother's card for this Mother's Day. She doesn't know about my blog, so I won't ruin her surprise. Here are the details.

I used Chocolate Chip card stock for the base. I cut a smaller piece of Bravo Burgundy card stock for the second layer. The third layer is two smaller pieces of Recollections DSP (retired). I tied a piece of Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon around the third layer and secured my knot with a mini glue dot. I inked up the flower image from Live Your Dream with Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss. I stamped off twice and then stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I used my SAMJ to center the sentiment from All Year Cheer II (retired) over the flower image. Finally, I sponged Chocolate Chip and Bravo Burgundy ink over the whole thing.

Now, I don't currently own any oval punches or Nestabilities. I had to resort to outdated methods and I used an oval stencil to cut out the stamped image. I used a slightly larger stencil to cut out the Mellow Moss oval. Then I distressed the edges of the ovals (to disguise my less than perfect job with the paper snips) and adhered the Very Vanilla to the Mellow Moss. I raised the ovals up on Stampin' Dimensionals and mounted it over the taffeta ribbon. Voila!


beate said...

Your card turned out beautiful, Toni!
Have a great weekend! Hugs and smiles

Jenn said...

Beautiful card! So soft and delicate looking :)

antjeegypt said...

love your mother's day card....beautiful!

amy said...

Ravengirl! Another great card! And way to get around the lack of new toys/tools. Your work is beautiful!