Happy Mother's Day FMS#125

by Joanne James2. March 2014 23:23

Today it's the first Monday of the month, which means one thing - card class! I'm looking forward to a fun afternoon with the ladies in the first of my classes this week, but before I go I have the first of today's blog posts for you - my card for this week's challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. This week Narelle has designed the following sketch layout:

Since Mothering Sunday falls at the end of March here in the UK (earlier than my readers from across the pond) I decided it's time to start card making with Mothers in mind, so here's what I did with today's sketch:

Using watercolour paper, I heat embossed my Happy Mother's Day sentiment in white and then using my Aquapainter and some Crisp Cantaloupe ink, I created a watercolour background. When the paper was dry, I stamped the hearts from the same set in Strawberry Slush ink over the top, stamping off some of them to create a variation in colour intensity. I stuck with the circle shape to highlight 'You're 1 in a Million' and also heat embossed this in white directly onto Strawberry Slush cardstock matted onto Crisp Cantaloupe, to echo the matting on the main section of my card. It almost looks like a badge doesn't it?

Back later with a very exciting video tutorial for you - how to make a box of any size using your envelope punch board - you're not going to want to miss it!

Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

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Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
3/4/2014 12:30:07 AM #

I love your watercolour card, Joanne.  It's so on trend at the moment and you've done a great job with great colours!  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
3/4/2014 4:13:18 PM #

Thanks Karen! I think I've got the watercolour bug - I seem to be doing lots of it at the moment! Great FMS sketch this week - can be used in so many ways, as demonstrated by the DT and other participants.

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Rita
RitaUnited States
3/4/2014 2:00:42 AM #

This is so pretty!  I haven't been a fan of Crisp Cantaloupe, but it looks amazing paired with Strawberry Slush.  You've convinced me to give it another shot.  Smile  Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
3/4/2014 4:15:17 PM #

Thanks Rita for your kind comments! I must confess this is not a colour combination I use often, but I'm really pleased with o it looked on this card. I think the Strawberry Slush stops the Crisp Cantaloupe from looking too pale and 'washed out'. Hope you give it a go too!

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