Friday, May 9, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - Mother's Day Card


This weeks Blogger's Challenge was to create a Mother's Day card. I am giving this card to my mother this Sunday (hope she doesn't peek at my Blog before then!)

Stampin' Up!'s Cutie Pie designer paper has been one of my favorites since it first came out. Even though I will be sad when it retires in a couple months, I know they will have great NEW designer paper for me to love. I picked out the colors in the designer paper, and started with the base card of Wild Wasabi and then a layer of So Saffron on top. Then I used a square of the cluster flower designer paper. I wrapped a square of a complementary design around the one corner and tied it with the white Taffeta ribbon.

For the focal piece, I stamped the trio of flowers from the hostess set, Spring Solitude with white Craft ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder. In the center I placed a small Stampin' Up! So Saffron button. I took my black marker and highlighted the word mother from the Happy Mother's Day stamp in All Holidays, stamping it on Wild Wasabi cardstock. It is just slightly slipped under the button. I also used a scrap strip of Wild Wasabi and made a scallop border to go under the Purely Pomegranate focal piece. I really like how it turned out! And, I know my Mom will love it.

Check back tomorrow for my Super Stamp Sale list. I'm parting with some of my retired stamp sets. Have a great weekend!

18 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Connie, this is wonderful...so bright and cheerful. It's a perfect Mother's Day card.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Connie, your card is So sweet! DP works really well with the stamp and it has a lovely spring look to it!


Vicki

Lisa Bohler said...

That is an adorable card! Love the DSP choice and the colors!!!

Pat Huntoon said...

Pretty card, Connie -- love the touch with the button.

Chrissy D said...

This is lovely! Love the colors - and the layout! TFS!

Nikki Bond said...

This turned out beautifully! I love that white against the pomegranate! Gorgeous! {SMILES}

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the colors - they even match your blog!

Tara Kieninger said...

So pretty. Love everything about it.

MJ said...

Love this layout and the flowers in white just pop! Great card.

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautifully done Connie. It's such a cheerful card and I love the added button to your flower center.

Basement Stamper said...

Great card Connie this is one of my favorite papers too!

Ida said...

Very pretty. The color scheme is very refreshing.

KimberlyG said...

What a delightful card! I just love this designer paper...one of my favorites! Just lovely! :D

Lori said...

This is so pretty, Connie! I really like the trio of embossed flowers. The white looks great against the dark cardstock.

Kathie said...

Connie, love the layout and color scheme. This is such a happy card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very pretty colors, and I love the white stamped flowers! Happy Mother's Day!

Karen said...

beautiful!! love the colors and the DSP!!

Barbara said...

Very cute....very cheerful. GREAT card...fabulous job.