Sunday, April 29, 2012

Best Mom Ever

I've been looking at a few old photos of my mom this weekend to decide what to scrapbook. Even though she's no longer here on earth with me, she seems very close in my thoughts. I had determined that when I think about her, I'd remember something good and try to bless another mother in her memory, so here's another Mother's Day card.

When I saw the sketch for Just Add Ink Challenge #115 I knew it was a perfect match for The Color Throwdown palette #189.  

They also went well with the Bingo at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #166. I chose the bottom row, Blue, Flowers, Emboss.

The striped paper I had with my Stella and Rose "Mabel" paper pad was a fairly close match to these colors. I just added a punched navy blue border and a heart circle mat of a color close to the coral.

I used two different techniques on this card. First, I rubbed a Buttercup ink pad on the raised line design of the embossing folder, attached the front of the paper to the other side, closed the folder carefully and ran it through my Wizard. This way the debossed side shows the design with some color in the recessed area. I also inked a small rose stamp with Buttercup ink and sponged on some Sorbet along the edges. I chose those light colors because they do go together in nature, but also so that they wouldn't overwhelm the sentiment that I stamped over it using Outdoor Denim ink.

May God bless you with loving memories whenever you think about your mom!

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #166 - Let's Play Bingo - blue, flowers, emboss

5.5" x 4.25" Mother's Day Card Recipe:
Paper - My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose "Mabel;" Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim, Sorbet, Colonial White cardstock
Stamps - CTMH rose from Roxie Workshop on the Go; My Favorite Things - "Clearly Sentimental About Mothers"
Ink - Buttercup, Outdoor Denim, Sorbet (CTMH)
Other - Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Heart Circles, CTMH cranberry grosgrain ribbon, Recollections floral embellishments


Christine Blain said...

Vickie, this is a great card, and I love the sentiment behind it; you are very thoughtful. The coloured embossing technique you've used looks wonderful, and I love how you've used our sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the colors, layout and embellishments!! I know your mom would have loved your card very much. It is just so elegant :)

Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Gorgeous card Vickie- I love the technique of inking the embossing folder, it's really effective. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week!

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING!!~ Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Timeless Tuesday challenge.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Vickie! Great mix of patterned papers! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

Kristin Eberline said...

Wondeful card! Nice job keeping it simple yet elegant :] Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week :]

Tina said...

Beautiful card Vickie! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.