Monday, April 13, 2009

4/13 Mother's Day Card

I needed a little Mojo today to get my week started off right! When I saw the sketch, pictured at left, I wasn't really sure what to do with it. So, I turned to another challenge and the Latenight Stampers group wanted to see 3-D flowers. Well, flowers got me thinking . . . I've always wanted to try creating a background with die cuts. . . so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try that out!

I started by cutting out a whole bunch of lacey flowers using the Baskets & Bloom Bigz XL die with my Big Shot Machine.
I picked Tempting Turquoise because I love the way it looks on white. I also used my Big Shot machine to create some texture on my squares that I used to accent one of the flowers. I used the Stampin'Up Backgrounds I to make the textured background dots.

I layered the squares with Pacific Point and also used that color as my card base. I popped the accent flower up with a dimensional cut down just a bit. The accent brads on the flower and on the bow are from the Jumbo 5/16" Neutrals Brad assortment.
You can see on the left how I finished out the inside of the card and a pictured below is a close up of the accent flower.
Stamps: All Holidays (114916)
Paper: Pacific Point (111350), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Pacific Point (111837)
Accessories: Big Shot Machine (113439), Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die (113484), Extended Cutting Pads (113478), Texturz Plate Stampin'Up Backgrounds I (114512), Texturz Impressions Pad (114614), Texturz Silicone Rubber (114615), Jumbo Brads 5/16" Neutrals Assortment (112534), Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (111370), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Evelyn said...

WOW! this is such a beautiful card for mum!! I love how you decorate the background and the flower! =) great job!

MaryR said...

wowzers! what a stunning card!

avagdro said...

Fabulous art work.So beautiful cards indeed.Thank you so much for sharing.Wish you n all a Happy Mom's day beforehand.

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Connie said...

Now that is VERY cool! Great job!

Nancy said...

this is a beautiful card!

leslie said...

This is such a cool idea! (Found you on SCS and followed your link here.)

Two Happy Stampers said...

What an awesome idea! TFS! =)