Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there. I hope you have an extra-special, very blessed day!

This was such a fun card to make. It didn't really turn out at all like the initial picture I had in my head, but I really like it!! I used the set Playful Petals from CTMH. The colors are Blush, Chocolate and White Daisy.

Starting with the White Daisy panel, I used the Corner Rounder punch carried by CTMH with the plastic guide taken off to make the scalloped edge. Then I went back with a 1/8" punch and punched the circles in each scallop. (My tip here: I noticed on the back side of the cardstock that there was the slightest indentation from the Corner punch right in the center of each scallop - I used that to determine where to punch the holes.)

Then I started with the center of the flower stamped in second-generation Blush ink. I followed that with the dotted circle stamped in Chocolate. Starting at the top left edge, I decided on the spacing I wanted for my petals and stamped the first petal with first-generation ink. Without reinking the stamp, I stamped the second petal second-gen, and continued like that until I had all the petals I wanted. Then I stamped the dotted outline petal on the second-generation petals with Chocolate ink. The final touch was the layered petal - dotted outline stamped on a scrap piece of white cs, then the word Happy stamped in blush. Cut that out, layered it on Chocolate cs and again cut that out. I originally was going to have the word along the bottom edge in the right corner but didn't really like it there. So I placed the layered petal over one of the second-gen petals and it just seemed like the perfect spot!!

I layered the flower panel on a panel of Chocolate cs and the whole thing went onto the card base of Blush cs.

Enjoy and have a great Sunday!!

All supplies are Close To My Heart!

1 comment:

Jena said...

Love the card - I love how the Happy Petal stands out! That is one of my favorite stamp sets - I never get sick of it. TFS!