Sunday, April 15, 2012

My Favorite Things Mother's Day Card

Once again, the color palette at ColourQ inspired my next card for Mother's Day for Send a Smile 4 Kids. It was similar to a striped piece of Basic Grey's Sugared. I left off the pink strip and it reminded me of the latest sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club. I knew I had a sweet little Pure Innocence "Sunflower Girl" stamp just screaming to be used.

Here are the colors and sketch that inspired this card.

I decided to use two different border punches. Also, instead of having my border strip on top pointing away from the wide paper strip, I thought I'd have it over the green part for a change. The red stripe in that strip was a little dark, so I covered it with red velvet ribbon about the same size. Also, I ran an Autumn Terracotta marker over the nearly Pumpkin colored stripe to make the color more what it should be (artistic license!). The original sketch has two small circles arrayed vertically for maybe buttons, brads, or other elements. I chose to put black pearls over the white dots in the pattern. Here's a photo of the white dots being covered by the black half pearls.

This adorable girl image was colored with Copics, but I didn't have one that was even close to the pumpkin color. My remedy was to mix two colors. First, I colored a small area with E33 Sand, then I colored over it with YR68 Orange. The only thing that didn't show up well was the sunflower. If I was to do it over, I'd leave the petals white and make the center orange.

If you'd like to send Mother's Day or Father's Day cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids so that kids in the hospital can give them to their parents on that special day, you can find details on their blog.

May God bless you in your crafty pursuits!


Deonna Bemish said...

I love this! The stamp is wonderful and i love how you used the two border punches. Thank you for joining us this week at Send a Smile 4 Kids.

Christy Beans said...

Another terrific card - great color combination and nice use of the borders with the striped paper and ribbon =) Thanks again for joining us for the SAS4K challenge! ~Christy

Karen Hasheck said...

Another awesome card for our Mother's Day challenge. Thanks so much for your support and for sending in your cards for our kids! Good luck in the drawings!

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a pretty card, I love the fabulous colors on the white background, beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SAS 4 kids for our "Mother's Day or Father's Day" challenge :)