Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Viva La Verve Sketch for Mother's Day

This month I'm making some Mother's Day cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge - cards that kids in the hospital can give to their moms. They are due by April 30th. You can find the details on their blog. I used the Viva La Verve April sketch for Week 1. 

The front of the card base was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The layers were added. The flower/sentiment was first stamped with Sunflower ink, then colored with a Y13 Copic marker, then stamped with stamps from two CTMH sets. I made an identical card with a sentiment stamped with Verve sentiment plus the letters M-o-m. Send a Smile 4 Kids requests that you don't send religious cards since the nursing staff wouldn't know a family's beliefs.

Besides the papers used, I used three embellishments for the challenge1215 at CCEE Stampers -- velvet ribbon, a button, thin twine.  I folded a piece of red velvet ribbon, adhering it together with two small glue dots. I threaded the yellow button with the fine natural twine with the ends protruding from the back of the button. I used a glue dot to attach the threaded button to the ribbon then tied a bow with the twine on the back of the ribbon. I usually like to leave it a little loopy so it shows up behind the ribbon bow. This type of bow lays a little flatter than a tied bow when you're using thick ribbon like this velvet ribbon.

I hope you'll consider sending some Mother's Day cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids this month. And may God bless You!

5.5" x 4.25" Mother's Day Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey "June Bug," (floral); Graphic45 "Fashionista" (blue/yellow dots), Close To My Heart cardstock
Stamps - retired CTMH (1st card); Verve Hope Blooms and Joy for the Journey
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; CTMH Sunflower
Other - Cuttlebug 5x7 embossing folder; Copics Y13; Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities "Lacey Circle;" 2" circle punch; Papertrey Ink natural jute twine; CTMH red collection ribbon and button from my stash.


Deonna Bemish said...

Great Card! I love all of the bright colors. Thanks for sharing at Send a Smile 4 kids and good luck in the draw.

wannabcre8tive said...

So very pretty, love the dotted paper, thanks, for joining us in the CCEE stampers challenge.

Christy Beans said...

Bright and colorful and a great combination of elements - this has definite kid appeal! =) Thanks for joining us for the Mother's and Father's Day challenge at sAS4K! ~Christy

Karen Hasheck said...

Fun card for our Mother's or Father's Day challenge! Any Mom would love it and one of our kids would be so proud to give it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Hope to see you back again soon!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Your card is so pretty with the lovely combination of DP's and the LO is just wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SAS 4 kids for our "Mother's Day or Father's Day" challenge :)