Without further ado...
I'm trying to be ahead (for once) and work on cards before I need them. Amazing how I can make cards nearly every day, but never have the birthday and special occasion cards I need for what's on my calender! So today, I decided to work on a card for my Mom. Her birthday is coming up next month, and I wanted to make a card for her that truly reflects her style. She loves our flowers and swirly-type images and anything classic looking. With that in mind, I put on some soft music and got to work! The card base is made from our Sahara Sand cardstock. Using Versamark ink, I rolled images from our Watercolor Vine jumbo wheel across the front of the card. Stampin' Pastels applied with sponge daubers allowed me to swirl a few different colors of chalk in different areas but still keep it soft. I also stamped a portion of our En Francais background stamp onto the bottom right corner of the card. Next, I rolled the wheel across vellum (again with the Versamark), and then heat embossed the images with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Then I inked up the same roller with Perfect Plum Classic Ink and rolled it just once over the vellum. I attached this vellum piece to the top of the card with a glue dot in each corner. The top two dots are covered by the half-back pearls (part of our Pretties Kit); the lower edge is covered by the addition of ribbon and two additional dots. The main image from our Bloomin' Beautiful was stamped with StazOn onto watercolor paper. I used my Aqua Painter and ink from the lids of Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Mellow Moss Classic Ink pads. I trimmed the flower down using our very sharp Paper Snips then mounted the flower onto a scrap of watercolor paper using Stampin' Dimensionals. Voila! A card for my Mom :) I can't wait to give it to her and see what she thinks. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!
Until next week...