First Sight Mother's Day Card

by Joanne James24. April 2016 09:00

No blog posts for the last couple of days as I've just been too tired and unable to fit it all in. However today it's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my good friend Claire's turn to host our challenge this week and she has a great sketch challenge for you to play along with:


Claire's sketch has some lovely layers that were crying out for some designer series paper and I've seen a few challenges out there with 'Mother' as their theme, including this week's TGIF Challenge, so for my card this week I decided to use some Love Blossoms DSP and my favourite sentiment stamp from the 'First Sight' stamp set:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

The Mother of all Sentiments - The 'First Sight' stamp set has some lovely sentiments, all with love at their heart. The one I've used on my card today is my favourite though; what Mother wouldn't be touched to receive a card featuring these words? I also stamped the flourish from the same set onto the base of my card in Versamark and heat embossed it clear, to add additional interest without competing with the other elements of my card.

Love Blossoms - The vertical panels on the sketch needed either pattern or texture; I chose to go with pattern and chose three complimentary patterns from the Love Blossoms DSP stack. I kept the colours similar, and used these for the main blocks of colour on my card.

All that Glitters - not gold, or at least not on today's card! I chose to mount my sentiment on a circle of white Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper to add a little sparkle and create focus, but maintain the balance of white on my card. Some split jute ribbon, a pink button and a sprinkle of pink and clear sequins complete my card.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you make of our sketch this week. We are off to basketball today and then Rebecca and I have a little Mother and Daughter crafting time planned tomorrow afternoon; should be fun!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/24/2016 12:35:38 PM #

JoAnne, this is lovely!  The sentiment is fabulous!  I don't remember seeing this one, but it touched my heart when I saw your card!  The mix of patterns and the glimmer paper is perfect!  Thank you for making my sketch shine!  Have a fabulous week, My Friend!  XX


LaurieUnited States
4/24/2016 4:59:05 PM #

Those are some pretty panels of patterned paper! And that's a tear jerker for sure! In a good way!!! You are right..what mom wouldn't want to read those words!  I love it on the glitter paper, such a soft, warm card.


jaydeeUnited States
4/24/2016 5:49:47 PM #

Joanne, I love the glitter paper behind your sentiment.  the colors all work together so beautifully and I love the button with the twine.  What a great accent!  Fabulous take on the challenge and wonderful sentiment


Linda Duensing
Linda DuensingUnited States
4/24/2016 7:00:38 PM #

This is absolutely beautiful and the sentiment is awesome.  If my mother were still alive I would definitely case the card.  I love the panels behind the sentiment,the pearls and sequins.  Actually, there is nothing that I don't like about the card.  Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
4/24/2016 9:28:46 PM #

This is the sweetest, most feminine card Joanne. I love the soft colors, bit of sparkle, and the sentiment is so precious.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/24/2016 9:56:16 PM #

Oh so pretty....those papers are perfect for a Mother's Day card....especially paired with glimmer paper and sequins!  Every mom loves bling!


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
4/25/2016 4:02:33 AM #

Such a pretty mix of color and pattern!  Beautiful design - lovely card!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
4/25/2016 12:31:13 PM #

Such a soft and lovely card, Joanne!  I like how you've mixed the patterned paper but chose patterns that were similar; they flow together nicely and almost seem like one.  My favorite part is the clear embossed stamping in the background--such a lovely detail that must add a lot of shine and sparkle.  Lovey card!  Hope things calm down for you this week!


Holly Stene
Holly SteneUnited States
4/26/2016 4:23:33 AM #

Beautiful card Joanne! Love the soft colors and the sketch.  The sequins are such a pretty touch too! Glad you could join us this week at TGIF! Smile


4/27/2016 7:26:44 AM #

Fantastic card Joanne!! I love all the softness about it, but I think what really stands out the most to me, even though it's not really meant too, it that you used versamark on white cardstock to leave that subtle scroll stamp in the background. I do that technique a lot but never on white... something I want to try asap!! Thanks for joining us at TGIF - Chlo x


Rocelle Blok
Rocelle BlokAustralia
4/27/2016 12:16:16 PM #

So pretty Joanne! Love the mix of DSP and the pretty embellishments for a gorgeous Mother's Day card. Thanks for playing along this week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo


Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
4/28/2016 12:17:36 AM #

This is so, so pretty JoAnne. I think the colors and the embellishments really make it shine!


Jennifer Frost
Jennifer FrostAustralia
4/28/2016 10:56:12 PM #

So soft and pretty Joanne.  Those papers and sentiment are so perfect for the TGIF 'Love you Mother' theme! Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge this week.


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