Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!

Today I am honoring all mothers' out there with two cards I created using WPlus9's "Coming Up Roses" stamp and die set. I personally think that mother's should have more then one day a year to be celebrated. Most of the mother's I know are the HARDEST WORKING people. I hope you all are celebrating this day with lots of pampering and hugs from your loved ones.

I chose to make this card very plain and let the vase with the roses be the focal point. The vase was covered in Glossy Accents to give it a glassy sheen. Using foam adhesive, I then layered die cut, stamped roses and a leaf over the top of it to fill up the bouquet and give it some dimension.

Around the outside I used a score board to emboss a line around the edge for a more decorative look. I really like how this came out but chose to step it up a notch on the second card.

I used an MFT Blueprints die to die cut a piece of white card stock. I then chose to stamp the bouquet on the right side for this card. I used PTI's Avocado ink for the leaves and then took a Copic colorless blending pen and "erased" some of the color to give the leaves a different look. I also used some vellum and the vase from the die set to create the vase above. I inked around it in gray and only adhered it under the layered leaf and a tiny bit on the stem to give it the glassy look. 

Before I adhered the card to the yellow card, I flung mist spray onto the top to get the drops of golden yellow all over the card. Some of you might not like this but I actually think it makes the design pop a bit more. I like this card a lot better then the first one.

I thank you for stopping by today. I hope everyone is enjoying your time. Happy Mother's Day!!




Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Nora! Those yellow roses are gorgeous!

Taunya Butler said...

These cards are gorgeous and a very fine tribute to any mother!! They look so good and I love the colors!!
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Annette Allen said...

Hi Nora.. wow these cards are gorgeous.. Loving all the flowers and how you added the spatters on the second card. Fabulous designing.. Thanks for the inspiration..

:) thanks for the comments on my blog.. Happy Crafting..

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh MY, these are both so gorgeous! I love how you stamped some of the flowers on the card base and popped others up, it gives such fabulous dimension! Love the splatters on the 2nd card too! Great work :)