Sunday, May 9, 2010

happy mother's day!

first i'd like to say a big Happy Mother's Day! to all the mom's out there. i'm not a mom yet, but i look forward to being one someday.

ok, now on to the cards. lot's to share today. first a peek at the mother's day cards i made for my mom and my mother in law. wanted to do something a little special and unique for each of them.
so i decided to do an easel card for my mother, and a pop up card for my mother in law.

in case you haven't heard gallery idol 2010 has begun. this thank you card is the second card i've made to submit. (i really thought i was going to have more time to scrapbook this weekend, but mother's day weekend is busy especially when you have a mom & mother in law-double the celebrating-so i've been busy. but i will be making more cards)the inspiration for this card came from a color combination that i really like: grey, navy blue, and lime green. i was thinking about the next card i wanted to make and i just knew i wanted to use those colors. i started with grey cardstock, and cut to a standard sized card 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. in all honesty that's where the measuring ended in making this card. everything else i pretty much just cut and kept cutting till it about the size i wanted it to be.

so i cut a strip of navy cardstock, and i cut some recollections designer paper. i used a fiskars scalloped sentiment border punch on white cardstock. then used my paper trimmer to make the scallop very thin. i adhered the scalloped edge to the navy cardstock and glued the designer paper to the navy cardstock as well.

i used my cricket gypsy to cut a circle, and scalloped circle using the gypsy wanderings cartridge. then i cut white cardstock to go under the circle, because i wanted to make sure the circle stood out against the base of the card.

the grey cardstock started looking a little flat to me, so i decided to add a little background stamping. i used a glitz gal's background stamp. inked with colorbox chalk ink in black. i took a baby wipe and dabbed around the edges of the stamp so that it would have more of a splotchy look, i really wanted it to be subtle. then i sponged around the edges of the card with the black ink. i always stamp on my kraft sheet, because it's so easy to wipe up if i get ink on it.

i repeated the same treatment with the grey circle, then used a thank you stamp from technique tuesday's ali edwards loving words stamp set. to stamp my sentiment.

the ribbon is from michael's, they were having a sale 2 for $1! (love michael's). i used tombow mono tape runner to adhere the ribbon to the cardstock. letting the ends hang off the side. i used white embroidery floss to tie a bow around the ribbon ends and cut of the excess ribbon.

the second part of the stamping is from the same technique tuesday stamp set, and when i stamped it the "f" didn't quite come out right. so i used just a regular black marker to correct it.

i used pop dots to adhere the white cardstock, and the circle pieces to the card. and finished by adding lime green gems to the card for a little bling.
wow this has been a really long post. but i have to say one last thing, it's been a year since i've been an official "cardmaker" not just a scrapbooker. started with mother's day cards i made last year and i had so much fun making them. i love making cards, blogging about them, and all the new blog-friends i've made since i've begun this hobby.
thanks for looking!
blog ya later.

1 comment:

  1. All these cards are gorgeous Shawnte! Love the designs and the step-by-step photos :)