Saturday, April 07, 2007

SC118 -- Mother's Day

For this week's sketch challenge, SC118....

I almost didn't get this set and am now glad that I did. It is ideal for almost any situation -- birthday, mother's day, wedding, anniversary, sympathy, thinking of's definitely going to one of my most-used sets. Earlier this week I stamped up a bunch of these flowers, then spent an evening coloring them -- some in yellow like this one...others in pink, red or purple. Tonight I finally sat down and started piecing some cards together. I'm doing a bunch of Mother's Day cards for troops to send home to their family members, and need to get as many done as I can by end of next weekend to allow time for shipping there and back. I used my new cling stamp set from Darcie's Country Folk to vary the cards so that some say "mom" on the front and some say "grandma." I will be keeping this particular one for my own Mom. Shhh...don't tell!

The main image is matted in a mustard yellow textured paper from DCWV's neutral mat stack. The designer papers behind it are from a free 8x8 paper pack I got at Archiver's called Spring Blossoms. The flowers were outlined in a dark yellow, then colored in with a lighter shade; three different shades of green were used in leaves and stems. Tiny holes were pierced on either side of the stems with a needle and floss threaded through, tied, and snipped to appropriate length.

Stamps: Perennial Friendship (SU); greeting from Mother's Day set by Darcie
Paper: White, DCWV Textured Neutral Mat Stack, Archiver's Spring Blossoms DP
Ink: Basic Black, Glorious Green (SU)
Accessories: Embroidery floss (DMC), Brads (Joann's), Markers (Le Plume II)


gerry said...

Hey this looks great..and it was pretty interesting reading your post...and well as Mothers Day is approaching also visit my blog on Mothers Day Gifts sometime and check out all the ideas and resources i've posted there!!!

Joan said...

This card is sooo lovely. I've seen the layout on many blogs but you are the only one clever enough to tear the pieces. Love the way it all works!

Heather said...

Thank you, Joan - and thank you for stopping by. I love checking out your fabulous Paperlicious designs!