Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Creative Sketches Week 4 Holidays

This week at we are creating a card for  a Holiday. Since Spring is coming our way, and I made about 5 valentines day cards this week, I was in the mood for something else and went with a Mother's Day Card.

I really love the stamp set Just Believe, but so far I have not tried using it on moist watercolor paper. I colored in the flowers and inked up the grass then pressed firmly on my damp but not wet paper.  I also tore the edges for the deckle edge.  I also just got some wonderful new ribbon, Blushing Bridge Stitched Poly Ribbon.  It is heavy weight stuff, but makes a great bow!  My final step was to turn this into a Mother's day card.  The modern label punch would have worked, but instead I used a smaller approach with the Word Window punch, then embellished it with another stamped flower. This time I did not use moist watercolor paper, but colored it and cut it out. I added a Pearl in the center to give it a little more polish.  Now to store it somewhere safe until it is time to send it to my Mom!  Pop over to and post your holiday card.

So when I started the card, I just chose the colors myself, or so I thought.  After I was popping around on a few other sites, I remembered seeing the Inkspirations Challenge Color Challenge this week.  So my first version was all but perfect except I forgot the Early Espresso on the card.  So I stamped it again, and here we are!...I just found another fun challenge site, and had to submit this there are well.  They wanted a card with a bow :)  Thank you Pals Paper Arts!  I love bows!  I also submitted it to CraftyCardmakers Challenge site with their Floral Challenge.


  1. Just gorgeous Heather. I love the torn edges, and the stamp set looks great on the moist watercolour paper. Thanks for playing along with the Inkspirations challenge this week.

  2. This is a beatiful card. I often mist my stamps to create at waterclour effect but will try damping the paper. Thanks for the tip. And thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

  3. Great mother's day card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  4. Beautiful card - love how you used the watercolor paper. I will have to give that a try soon!

  5. Your card is beautiful!!! Love the colors as well. Hugs,

  6. Lovely creation Heather!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers this week!

  7. this is a gorjuss card hun, you need to link crafty cardmakers to your entry

    thank you for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

    Judie xx

  8. Gorgeous card Heather. The subtle stamping you have created with this technique is lovely & the little popped up flower is so sweet. :)

  9. This is so pretty! I love the Just Believe set! Now following your blog from SC #342


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