Friday, 18 March 2011

A bright and cheerful mothers day card

Can you believe that it's only a little over two weeks until Mother's Day, next thing you know it'll be Easter, lol.

So I thought it was time to share a Mother's Day card with you and since I've been working with new goodies from the Mini Catalogue I can't post mine on my blog until 1 April. Today's card is therefore from a guest crafter - my DH, heehee. I think I might have got him hooked. He knows most of the colour names by now and loves embossing, though I got him to try the Crystal Effects this time round.

All his own work again. He decides the colour combo and the layout and then just asks me how he can achieve the effect he wants.

Just hope that MIL doesn't stop by this bit of cyberspace in the next few weeks.

Stamp sets: Because I Care, Occasional Greetings (sentiment inside)
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Peach Parfait, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Punches: 1-3/8" Square, 1-1/4" Square
Other: Crystal Effects
Non-SU: Die cut letters

The card base is an A6 landscape of Daffodil Delight with the front right edge cut away to make the card front near enough square. He stamped the orange, green, blue and pink flowers using the darker ink onto the lighter card each time. Then with the 1-3/8" Square he punched a different but overlapping piece of the whole image. These were adhered direct to a square of Basic Black card, then matted onto Tempting Turquoise card before adhering to the card front. The flower was stamped again in Daffodil Delight ink onto Very vanilla card, punched with the 1/1-4" Square, matted onto a 1-3/8" Square of Daffodil Delight and popped up on dimensionals for the centre. The die-cut letters were covered with Crystal effects for a glossy look and once dry, adhered to a strip of Basic Black card on the back right edge of the inside of the card. The inside was finished with the sentiment.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Sara xx


Aileen said...

This is great. Love the colours he's chosen. Lucky you your hubby joins in, mine tries to look interested but eventually the eyes glaze! x

Elizabeth said...

Your DH does a great card doesn't he? Very pretty colours. And thank you for the reminder - I have some Mothers' Day cards to make!