Saturday, May 12, 2007

Floral Triple Mosaic

Another gorgeous day here in Ohio. Mother Nature is definitely making up for the cold winter snap we had here this spring that ruined all our flowering trees. I finally felt confident enough to buy my annuals. I don't do a whole lot of planting, just about four containers filled with geraniums, marigolds, coleus and some wave petunias. The beds are mainly full of perennials, shrubs and evergreens, so I just use a little extra color here and there for contrast.

It's Mother's Day weekend, so I hope all the mothers out there will be pampered on their special day. We bought my MIL a beautiful Hydrangea plant that goes with the stack of cards I gave her a couple weeks ago. My mother took off with my dad on a three-week tour of Yellowstone, Badlands and Black Hills country, so she won't get her gift for a few more weeks. I have a stack of cards for her, too, and I bought her a photography book of Charleston. We visited there when we were in Hilton Head a couple weeks ago. I thought she'd like the remembrance of our trip. I also am making up a Scrapbook in a Box of the pictures I took on the trip..or maybe I'll save that for my dad for Father's Day! Hmmmm...

Once again I'm showcasing a technique I learned on Technique Junkies ( called Triple Mosaic. When you make this technique, you end up with pieces for 3 different cards! I'll show you the other two card variations over the next couple days. I used the Floral Background stamp with Craft White ink over the cardstock.

Who doesn't love these big flowers that are all the trend right now? This one came from a scrapbook kit I had purchased and the color matched the background of the card perfectly! I stamped the center with Riveting hostess set (retiring soon!) and layered it, added a colored mini brad and slipped it through the center of the flower and secured it with dimensionals on the card. I added a little ribbon for the "leaves" and a little "something-something" up in the corner with 3 mini brads. I'm laughing because it seems so simple, but I have agonized over this card for two days! I find that when I'm stuck, if I set it aside for a day or two, then I come back and work with it again. The background is so dramatic with the triple mosaic cuts and stamping, I didn't want to detract from it too much.

Sets: Floral BG, Riveting (retiring)
C/S: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla
Inks: Basic Brown, Craft White
Other: Rose mini brads, 1-1/4 and 1-3/8 circle punches, 1/16 circle punch, Grosgrain ribbon, non SU flower, dimensionals, cutter, sponge


Rachel said...

Oh, love the brads. They are the perfect touch. This card is amazing. Period. Pitch perfect. Makes me want to try the technique. You Rock! :-)

TFS! Hope your mother's day is wonderful.

Maria said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the big flower and the subtle colors are pretty! Great job!