Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Happy Mother's Day- Three Challenges in One!

Hi Again Stampers! 

My mother has been with the Lord now for over twenty years but I have a wonderful step-mother plus a few great friends who are terrific mothers as well, so it will be great to have a few Mother’s Day cards ready to go :-)

The inspiration photo reminded me of the beautiful panels from the Graphic45 Botanical Tea Paper Collection so I decided to use one of the panels and add a bit of gold, and of course, pearls and roses :-)

If you have not visited the challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- the Design Teams and gallery entries are wonderful!

To create this card:

Ink the En Francais stamp using Gold Encore! Metallic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock. 

Adhere to a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock and add the crochet lace trim along with the retired Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon and thin strip of Brushed Gold cardstock (I just used a scrap piece).   Mount onto the Brushed Gold card base (again, two strips of scraps along the outside edge). 

Mount the focal panel from Botanical Tea onto the Gold cardstock and add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  
Create the rolled flowers from Blushing Bride cardstock using the 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 retired Crimper Tool to distress a bit (or just scrunch the paper by hand), roll up from the outside edge and adhere using Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive or a Hot Glue Gun - here is a tutorial for the rolled flowers from Splitcoaststampers.   Create the leaves from Wild Wasabi cardstock with the Bird Builder Punch and add to the back of the flowers.
Using Gold Encore! Metallic Ink, stamp the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto Very Vanilla cardstock and create the banner points using the Hexagon Punch.  Add to the card front along with the rolled roses.
Adhere the Pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: En Francais, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Gold Encore! Metallic Ink
Paper/Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Brushed Gold, Botanical Tea (Graphic45)
Accessories: Punches: Hexagon, Bird Builder, Scallop Circle- 1 ¾”, 1 ¼”; Pearls, Antique Brad, Crochet Lace (from my stash), retired Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon
Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a wonderful week and Mother’s Day!


Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Such a beautiful Mother's day card that I'm sure your MIL will love.

Lots of pretty details but I especially love the rolled flowers.

Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

JAI Design Team

Lesley Croghan said...

Rich and elegant! Love this so much, Julie!

KimB said...

This is just beautifully vintage Julie. I love the little rolled flowers you made. Thanks for joining us at Just Add ink this week.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my Julie this vintagey beauty is one of my favourite cards of yours! I'm just loving all of those stunning details! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Julie! I love the lace and the fabulous DSP! So elegant and vintage! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Julie, this is so amazingly elegant! Wow! You have an amazing style, my friend. I just love all of the wonderful detail you add to your cards. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! Hugs! :)

Brenda said...

Stunning card!! Love the colors and flowers!!

laurie said...

I love those flowers, I will have to give that a try. Such a beautiful card!

Katie Melhus said...

Wow, that flower image is just beautiful! What a lovely card - Thanks for joining in at Seize the Sketch!

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