Welcome to this week's Watercooler Wednesday challenge. It's my turn to host and with Mother's Day just around the corner I decided to dedicate this challenge to "Moms".
Whether you're making a card for your own mom, your step-mother or some other very special woman in your life, I invite you to share your creation with us. This challenge runs from Wednesday May 10th through 5:00pm MT Monday May 15th, 2017. I hope you'll join in the fun!
My mom, at 95 years young, is such a big part of my everyday life. Before her arthritis and vision problems took hold, she liked to make cards too.
I marveled at her simple colourful creations which more often than not involved flowers. So, today's card is dedicated to my very special mom. Here's to you mom!
|I have to give a shout out to the Oh So Succulent stamp set for the excellent Mother's Day sentiments that are in this set. They really rock!|
Stamp Sets: Touches of Texture #143251, Oh So Succulent (R) #142992, Butterfly Basics #137154
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Calypso Corral, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Stitched Shapes Thinlet Dies, Oval Dies (R), 7 Basic Rhinestones (small), Dimensionals, Tom Bow Glue.
Here are the specs for making this card.
One Sheet Wonder:
I loved the fresh spring colours in this week's banner and decided to use the same colour scheme to create a hand stamped background for my card. I started with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Whisper White card stock to create a One Sheet Wonder page and a variety of floral and nature stamps. This is the order that I stamped:
- Randomly Stamp large flower from Touches of Texture stamp set - this is a two step stamp so I stamped the outline image in Watercolour Wonder and the solid image in Flirty Flamingo.
-Randomly stamp the medium sized flower in Flirty Flamingo
-Randomly stamp the small flower in Sweet Sugarplum
-Randomly stamp the large ferns from Butterfly Basics in Old Olive
-Randomly stamp the honeycomb in a mixture of Old Olive and Sweet Sugarplum - I coloured the stamp with markers to achieve a mixture of colour.
-Randomly stamp the splotches from Touches of Texture in Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Flirty Flamingo - I coloured the stamp with markers to achieve a mottled effect.
Note*: While I had all the stamps out I stamped the inside center of the card base with the sentiment "Because of you I am me" in Old Olive ink and then randomly stamped in an oval shape around the sentiment.
|The flowers are stamped in an oval around the sentiment. I cut out the funnel panel first and then laid it in place over the center of the card base and then drew the oval outline in pencil to give me a base for stamping the oval of flowers. |
Card Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Whisper White card stock scored at 4 1/4"
1st Layer: 5 1/4" x 4 Flirty Flamingo
2nd Layer: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" Old Olive
3rd Layer: 5" x 3 3/4" Whisper White cut from the One Sheet Wonder piece
- Adhere these layers and card base together with Tom Bow Glue
Oval Layers: Cut the following using the Stitched Shapes and retired Oval Thinlet Dies:
-Cut out 1 small Whisper White stitched oval and stamp the "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment from the Oh So Succulent stamp set in Old Olive ink
-Cut out 1 medium One Sheet Wonder stitched oval
-Cut out 1 3" Flirty Flamingo oval cut with the retired Oval Thinlet Dies
-Cut out 1 3 1/4" Old Olive stitched oval
-Adhere all the ovals together with Tom Bow glue and then mount to the center front of the card with Dimensionals.
-Stamp a Dragon Fly on Old Olive card stock in Old Olive ink and fussy cut out the image. Adhere with Dimensionals to the bottom of the layered ovals. Cut a strip of 7 small Basic Rhinestones and adhere to the center of the Dragonfly.
- Cut 8 x 5" piece of Old Olive card stock for the “
- Cut 2 Flirty Flamingo Panels 1 3/4" x 4 7/8"
- Cut 2 Old Olive Panels 1 5/8" x 4 3/4"
- Cut 2 One Sheet Wonder panels 1 1/2" x 4 5/8"
- Card Base - see (*) note above in One Sheet Wonder
So that's it for today's post. How did you like this card? I think my mom will love it. I hope you've checked out the rest of the cards created by our very talented Design Team members for this challenge. Wow there are some very inspiring designs. I know I'm going to be CASEing some of them.
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