Stippled Blossoms Mother's Day Card

by Joanne James7. May 2014 22:08

Good evening all! I had an unexpected uninterrupted day at home today and with the exception of a large basket of ironing, I've spent pretty much the whole day crafting - bliss! I had lots of partially finished projects on my desk and am glad to have been able to complete a fair few of these and cleared some space. I also had some new goodies arrive today and when I saw this week's Colour Me ...! challenge colours and photo inspiration, I just knew I was going to have to ink one of them up to complete a card for this challenge! I also used this week's sketch over at Retrosketches for my layout and tied it in with Jaydee's theme of 'Mother' over at The Paper Players this week:

I always think of Cherry Cobbler as a Christmas colour, so it's nice to use it for something that isn't seasonal. Here is my card:

This card was the perfect excuse to ink up my new Stippled Blossoms stamp set. I've much admired this set for some time as I love the effect of the two-step stamping on the flowers, which look so typical of old English roses, but only recently purchased it. It's essential to use a stamp-a-ma-jig to get the images perfectly aligned - and there is no matching framelit, so the blossoms all need to be fussy cut by hand - but it is so worth it. I used my flowers to frame my central panel, a sheet of Watercolour Wonder DSP in White/Smoky Slate, onto which I heat-embossed the sentiment 'A Million and One Thanks' in Pewter. I matted this onto a square of Cherry Cobbler and used a Smoky Slate base. We've already celebrated Mothering Sunday here in the UK, but I decided to stay with this theme for my card. I thought this sentiment was quite appropriate; I know I don't thank my own Mother or Mother-in-law enough for everything they do for me and my family. I added a label (punched with the edge of the Decorative Label Punch) to incorporate 'to my delightful Mother' too and I finished off my card with a simple chevron ribbon trim and some rhinestones to add some sparkle.

Do check out the links to the challenges above for more design inspiration, especially Colour Me ...! where my long-distance Stampin' Up! buddy LeAnne Pugliese is the guest designer this month; you can check out her card on her Wee Inklings blog here.

Back tomorrow with another project (maybe even another video!); until then, happy stampin'!



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Comments (10) -

ReisaUnited States
5/8/2014 12:48:33 AM #

Your Mother's Day card is just stunning.  I love the embossed words.  Thanks for sharing


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/8/2014 10:40:11 AM #

Thanks Reisa -  so glad you liked my card Smile


Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
5/8/2014 3:09:13 PM #

This is so, so pretty, Joanne! You've combined challenges perfectly, too! I wouldn't have thought to use Cherry Cobbler on a Mother's Day card, but with your sweet blossoms, soft background and silver sentiment it works perfectly! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/9/2014 8:32:44 PM #

Thanks so much for your kind comments Sandy - the Cherry Cobbler wouldn't have been my instinctive first choice either, but when I saw the Colour Me! inspiration I thought I would give it a go and must confess I love the result!


Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
5/8/2014 5:59:40 PM #

This is a beautiful card.  I really like the sentiment - it looks fantastic in pewter, very elegant!


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/9/2014 8:33:22 PM #

Glad you like it - I made this card with you in mind Smile


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/9/2014 1:39:21 AM #

This is just beautiful, Joanne!  I love every little detail you've incorporated, especially that wonderful embossed sentiment!   So nice you combined the challenges, too.  The combination of Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate is very classy!  So glad you played with our Paper Players challenge this week!    And thanks for the shout-out! Laughing  


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/9/2014 8:34:54 PM #

Well thank you LeAnne - so much inspiration out there this week! And you are welcome - your blog is a great read! xx


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
5/9/2014 1:51:41 PM #

JoAnne this is gorgeous!  I love the elegant color combination and all the design elements add up to a beautiful Mother's Day card.  Love the embossed sentiment on DSP...thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/9/2014 8:35:54 PM #

Thanks so much Nance - I don't normally stamp onto DSP, but thought I could get away with it here and I think it works well. Nice to try something different!


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