Sunday, May 11, 2014

Amazing Grace for an Amazing Mother!

Hi Stampers! 

I wanted to share the Mother’s Day card that I created for my wonderful sister-in-law using the Our Daily Bread Designs ODBDSLC201 “Wing It”Challenge along with the Stampin’ Royalty SR227 Flowers Challenge.  She is a fabulous mother of three wonderful children and we are so lucky to have her in our lives!!  She loves the Lord, music, is an accomplished pianist and piano teacher plus my husband and I used to sing Amazing Grace as a lullaby when we babysat the kids- I think this card will hold a special memory for her, I know it does for us :-) !!

I hope you will have a chance to visit both challenge sites and check out the wonderful Design Team projects!

To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ to cut out the Piano Border Die using Basic Black cardstock and layer onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  

Distress the lower edge using the Distressing Tool and use a Sponge Dauber with Crumb Cake Classic Ink to slightly “age” the piano keys and paper.

Ink the Our Daily Bread Stamp, Amazing Grace Hymn with Early Espresso Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use the Distressing Tool to distress the paper and sponge a bit of Crumb Cake Classic Ink over the distressing. Adhere to the Basic Black card base, add the piano key portion to the lower part of the card and add a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock to cover the seam in the middle.   
Create the rolled flowers from Real Red cardstock (use the 2 ½” , 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches- punch the scallop circles, hand cut a wavy spiral from the outside of the scallop circle toward the center, use the Bone Folder to curl the edges of the petals a bit, roll up from the outside edge and adhere using Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive or a Hot Glue Gun).
Add the leaves from Garden Green cardstock (created with the Bird Builder Punch) and rolled flowers, adhere to the front of the card in a cascade pattern using a Hot Glue Gun or Mini Glue Dots.
Stamp the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri using Basic Black Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock. punch out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and sponge Pool Party and Crumb Cake Classic Ink onto the wings.
Stamp the sentiment from the Hostess set, Express Yourself onto a scrap piece Whisper White cardstock and create the banner points using the Hexagon Punch,   layer onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and create the banner points again with the Hexagon Punch. 
Mount the sentiment onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the rose and butterflies to the card front. 
Using the AquaPainter™ with Frost White Shimmer Paint, apply the paint to the piano keys, the butterflies and the sheet music. 
Add the Pearls to the corner to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Papillon Potppourri, Express Yourself (hostess set), ODBD Amazing Grace Hymn
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot™, Memory Box Piano Border Die, Punches: Hexagon, Bird Builder, Scallop Circle- 2 3/8”, 1 ¾”, 1 ¼”;  AquaPainter™, Distressing Tool, Sponge Daubers, Pearls, Frost White Shimmer Paint

Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!


Linda Carson said...

Julie, this is one amazing card! It's absolutely gorgeous! Move over Hallmark! I know your sister-in-law loved iit! Thanks for creating with us this week at ODBD!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, not only is the gorgeous and so creative, but it is so touching to read your tribute to your wonderful sister-in-law! Wow, you have blessed her so much, and it's a joy to read your blog! So glad to see you again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge, sweet friend! Hugs!

JoAnn said...

Wow Julie, this is stunning. Another gorgeous creation by you. Love it.

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