In a previous challenge we were asked to use vellum. I had borrowed a stamp from a friend to use for this. It is from Sweet Stamps and is perfect for the vellum look. I stamped and embossed it different ways so I had a few samples left over. I had one that I embossed in white and then colored it with my tombows from the back. I really loved the way it looked. I wanted to do a card in pinks and greens with a beautiful spring look and this image was perfect for this card.
The card has a green base. I added a layer of pink and used a lovely corner punch on it. On top of this I used a green, sparkly, floral cardstock from K&Co. They have some of the most delicate and feminine looking papers and cardstocks. I sponged ink around all the edges of all these layers. Though it is very subtle, it amazes me what a difference this can make in the look of your card.
I took the lovely floral image and layered it on a pink label I cut out using a Spellbinder die. Using foam squares I popped this up in the middle of the card. I added a deep maroon bow to the top of the label and then layered two pink flowers that I sponged the edges with darker pink ink to help them blend with the card better. I put a light green pearl in the center. Then I used another Spellbinder die to cut a smaller label in green and sponged it with darker green ink. Then I used the dark pink to ink to stamp the word “Mom” on it. I added more pearls to the label and to each corner, then a few more to the actual stamped image. I really think this card is perfect for Spring but it was so feminine it will be perfect to send to my mother later this spring.
This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps Challenge #6 – Think Spring
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #86 - Embossing
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #53 – Bingo (Punch/Die Cut, Embossing, Ribbon)
Simon Says Stamp and Show…a Word
Stamp and Create Challenge #9 – Spring
Stampin for the Weekend Challenge #6 – For Mum/Mother’s Day
Wild Orchid Challenges #19 – Die Cuts
Little Claire’s Challenge #3 – Pink and Green
Delightful Sketches Challenges – Show some Green
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #74 – Mother’s Day