Friday, May 7, 2010

Elements of Style Mother's Day Card

Today's card uses a fabulous new set from the Summer Mini Catalog, Elements of Style.  It is vintage style and has these wonderful flowers that look like antique or wild roses, a gorgeous swirly flourish, a hummingbird and words.  Love it!

First I cut a Top Note Die out of Kraft cardstock then stamped the large flower stamp with Close to Cocoa.  I colored it with Stampin' Pastels (chalks) and cotton-tip swabs.  Then I spritzed it with the new Smooch Spritz in Log Cabin color for a wonderful aged look.  I trimmed the diecut off at the stitch line then layered it onto another Top Note die in Old Olive. 

The card base of Pretty in Pink was stamped with the swirl stamp in Sahara Sand Ink, sponged, distressed then spritzed with the same Log Cabin Smooch Spritz.

The greeting from the Well Scripted set (Occasions Mini Catalog) is not currently available but I'm hoping that it makes it into the next catalog...the script is just beautiful.  I
used Basic Brown Ink on Sahara Sand cardstock and punched it out with the Wide Oval Punch then sponged and distressed it.  This was layered onto an Old Olive layer die cut with one of the dies from the Lots of Tags Sizzlet set of 4.  You may notice that most all the edges were sponged with cocoa ink then distressed with the Distressing Tool in the Cutter Kit for the vintage look.

Pink Taffeta Ribbon was sponged lightly with Close to Cocoa ink, tied around the top note layers then I used the Heat Tool to crinkle it just a little to age it (more noticeable IRL).

The greeting was adhered with Dimensionals.  More roses were stamped, colored, cut out then layered on the side of the greeting.  An ivory pearl from the Pretties Kit was adhered with a Mini Glue Dot to the "o" in mother for a final vintage touch.



Today is Blogger's Challenge Day and the challenge is Mother's Day.  I hope you enjoyed my card; you can visit the blogs of the other talented stampers to see what they presented for today.  Just click here for a link to a list of the BC participants then click on their name to go to their blog to see their work.

Have a wonderful weekend and a lovely celebration of mothers.  If your mom is no longer with us, as is my case, we can celebrate their memory and their legacy in the lives of others and ourselves.  Be blessed.

Margaret

25 comments:

Selene Kempton said...

Nice to see you're back! This is gorgeous!

GCgirl said...

This has a beautiful vintage feel!

BarbaraW said...

Love the card. Wonderful vintage feel to it.

Ida P. Krause said...

Welcome back. Very pretty card. Nice vintage feel. Love the layering of the flowers.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your Mother's Day card is so gorgeous! Beautifully created. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs,Gayle

Tami Black said...

This is a $5 card if you buy it in a store -- it's fabulous! I'm so glad you gave us directions because this is going into my Inspiration folder -- beautiful card!

Rose said...

Beautiful card, I love the vintage look, excellent work.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful vintage card - the flowers around the sentiment are a great touch.

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo pretty...love the vintage look to this Margaret! {SMILES}

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is gorgeous! I love the vintage look of your card and the pretty colors! Happy Mother's Day

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful vintagey looking card! Happy Mother's Day!

Lisa Bohler said...

I love the shabby chic look that you got with your card! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!

tonistamps said...

Great colors and stamps for the vintage feel for this card Margaret. Beautiful!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a wonderful vintage feel this card has Margaret! Love the pearl accent! :D

Judy Marshall said...

Margaret, this is just beautiful! Love the soft colours and love that stamp set! Thanks for sharing!!

Judy

Connie Paxman said...

Love the brown tones on pink CS...a nice vintage feel to the card.
connie paxman

Jodi Kutz said...

Lovely! So pretty! Great job!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the vintage feel.

Jane Bosi said...

THIS IS AMAZING!! Well done!

Lisa said...

SO pretty! I need to get this set out and use it!

Connie Babbert said...

Glad you are back, Margaret! Your card is GORGEOUS!!! Love what you did with Elements!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh WOW - beautiful!

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

MJ said...

Love the soft vintage feel of this. Your card is gorgeous!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very beautifully done! Luv the colors.........

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