Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This week at Creative-Sketches.com 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 Creative-Sketches.com 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.