Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

This is the card I sent to my Mother this year and again I decided not to colour but rather do something clean, classy and contemporary, AND it fit right in with our flower challenge. I'm tellin' ya, these Isabelle Norris stamps are giving me a whole new boost and taking me back to my stamping roots when there were no fancy punches, no dies and patterened paper was only used in scrapbooks.

I started by inking up CURLY silhouette with Memento rhubarb stalk and rich cocoa and stamped it on a piece of cream cardstock...hint...start with the rhubarb stalk so you don't contaminate your red ink pad with the brown dye. Then I stamped mother definition block with black stazon on a piece of tone on tone vellum and eclectic BUTTERFLY on PRINT with rich cocoa on a piece of cream cardstock. I used ECLECTIC mesh on my background piece and stamped it in versamagic wheat and sponged the background piece and flower piece with antique linen distress ink.

To attach the vellum I first mounted the flower piece onto my background and then cut the vellum piece wider than the background and folded the edges to the back and glued it there so you wouldn't see any tape or glue marks through the vellum....pretty clever eh! I cut out the butterfly and glittered it all up with a dark brown opaque glitter for the body and some translucent brown glitter on the wings. I only glued down the body of the butterfly and folded the wings up slightly and held them up with a couple dabs of Helmar Liquid ScrapDots (LOVE THAT STUFF!). Although this card looks so simple, I'll tell ya, I spent an entire morning fussing around with it to get it looking exactly like I wanted...for me, clean doesn't always mean fast! I'm going to create a new category for this card called Simply Stamped Cards because I plan on throwing in more like this in the coming weeks. Hope you like them!

Next week our challenge is just a little krafty...yup...another easy peasy challenge so NO EXCUSE not to play...just use a Stamping Bella stamp and some kraft paper, email your card to Emily by Thursday at 5pm and see your creation up in lights on Bloggabella.



Pauline said...

A gorgeous Mother's Day card Linda. Your Mom is one lucky lady! Love all your layers, beautiful colours as well. Stunning! Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day as well.

Robin McK said...

Linda, this is sooo lovely! That vellum trick is brilliant! Beautifully done :)

Carolyn said...

Love the layers and the colors. This card is absolutely gorgeous!

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Dana White said...

this is stunning - I love how you put the sentiment on the vellum. I must order those stamps you used!

Tammy Hershberger said...

You're getting me in trouble, Linda... this card makes my shopping list even LONGER! LOVE that flower silhouette... I must have it!

Leslie said...

Simply elegant! LOVE the vellum banner! See you next week :)

Michele Boyer said...

Beautiful! Love the color variation on the flowers!

IsaNorris said...

Another STUNNING card Linda


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