Yes, I know that I'm very tardy with this! Thankfully my wonderful mother is very understanding. (or at least she lets me off the hook gracefully, and isn't that what we as mothers try to do for our children?)
Anyway, the stamping room/home office painting and wallpapering project is almost completed, and I was able to get in there this weekend and begin to put things back. First order of business was to clear off the counter top and get back to my ideas for Mother's Day cards. (my MIL's card went out on schedule and was not late - whew!)
Here's one that took me a couple of attempts to get it right:
This is my first time making an easel card. I wanted to showcase the pretty 6x6 panel.
I started this card before we tore the room apart, thinking that I knew exactly how to get the desired result. Uh...not so much LOL!
Then we decided to paint & wallpaper, tore the room apart, packed everything up & moved it all about the house, thinking that it would only take a week to finish the room. Uh...not so much.
A few months ago I bought this template from The Crafters Workshop. I knew the minute that I saw it that it was destined to be Mom's Mother's Day card. Guess I should have started it way back then.
Anyway, I sponged on various colors of SU inks, then with the template on, misted with Stardust Finishing Spray by A Muse. (love that stuff!)
Here are two close ups but I'm not sure that the shimmer shows up well. The bottom panel for the easel has the die cuts popped up and the sentiment (SU) and butterfly are shimmered also.
The CS for the easel is softly colored with greens, lavender and magenta, sort of splashed & daubed on it. It's a pretty paper from SEI "Couture" collection.
The next card that I wanted to try is from a stamp set by Fiskars called Asian Inspired and is a set of 12 clear stamps. The over sized background stamp of blossoms (cherry?) really inspired me!
CS and chalks are by SU (Brilliant Blue & Pink Passion). (Yes, I used pink. It's not a card for me remember?) The panel is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and chalked. The lantern and symbol were stamped with Brilliant Blue and clear EP was used to give them some shine. The inside panel was corner punched (Martha Stewart) and the floral cutouts were stamped, embossed, cut out & mounted as accents. They are all from the Fiskars stamp set.
Well, my editor is demanding my attention right now...gotta keep the boss happy! Thanks for stopping by!