April 26, 2007

Mother's Day card

I will never use all all those older embellishments I have tucked away in little drawers, but I like to get one out and find a way to incorporate it into my cards occasionally. This card is based on a sketch at Amy's blog. She hosts a Super Sketch Sunday and I've attempted a few of them recently.

Patterned paper can really inspire me, and this card was built around the colors in the sheet of Basic Grey Perhaps that I used as the BG. I only have a few colors of SU cardstock, I'm more of a Bazzill collector, but a friend of mine and former SU demo sent me a bunch of CS and I used three sheets of it for this card because they matched perfectly with the PP. I have no idea what the colors are called, but they are purple, pinkish and light blue.

The metal quote plaque is from MM, the flower stamp is from Stampington & Co. and is embossed, and I stamped a heart image from SU's "Dream come true" set and cut it out of the light blue CS before rubbing it with some pink chalk ink from Versamagic. I used my pinking shears, some small tan ric rac, and my edge distresser to finish it up.

3 comments:

Allison said...

This is beautiful...love the mix of colors and papers!

MaryheartsDana said...

I love it! So pretty!! And a nice sentiment, as well...

Amy said...

this is so beautiful! I just got back from vacation, so I'm getting caught up on my blog reading! Thanks for playing! Super Sketch Sunday will be back this coming Sunday!

Amy