Monday, April 30, 2012

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Mother's Day

 My Mother is a Master Gardener- and she loves

  I made this card for My Mom for Mother's Day.  I have been wanting to try stamping on Kraft cardstock, so thought I'd combine a spotlight technique as well. I used Copic Markers to color in the image. I added borders of stitching around the border of both panels. I also sponged on some Brownie Ink for depth around the outer edges of the card. I stamped the sentiment in Sand ink and cut it apart to layer the sentiment as I did.  I added some fibers to the corners for balance. This was really quick and easy to create, and I know my Mom will love it!  Because I have to mail my Mom's card- no dimensional flowers of big bows....... but I think she will enjoy my card all the same!

 I used :
A new stamp 'From the Garden'- Blossoms rubber stamp.
Inks: Memento Black Tuxedo (on sale) , SandCastles and Brownie Shades Die Inks
Copic Marker Sets from Sweet Stamps Sunshine and Victorian Green plus I outlined with W1 from Warm Shadow
To top off the color, I added a smidge of sparkle with a Lemon Spica Glitter Pen.

I hope you will join in the Mother's Day challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created 'For Mom'.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

365 Cards -Day 57- Try a technique-Spotlight
Crafty Boots-Yellow
Incy Wincy Designs- Mother's Day
Outlawz (Monday-Greetings CHallenge) Mother's Day- and a Sentiment
Creative Inspirations Paint- Flowers
Glitter Geeks- Stitches

Thanks for stopping by!


jonim52 said...

Shelly, great technique, lovely card.

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card!! I am sure your mom will love it. I like the Kraft paper too!

Anne Temple said...

This is really gorgeous! I hadn't though to spotlight a larger portion of the design like you did. I definitely want to try this sometime. Love you color choices too, especially on that kraft.

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love the effect you have created here, it looks amazing.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Michelle Looi said...

Such sweet card!
Thanks joining us at 365cards!

Stacey Adams, said...

Wonderful card, your mom is sure to love it! Awesome spotlight design and I love the colors, fantastic design!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Carol C said...

Beautiful card, the image is really pretty :) Thanks for joining us at The Glitter Geeks this week, Carol x

Laura said...

GORGEOUS!!! MOM is going to love it.TFS

jimlynn said...

WOW! Wonderful way to spotlight and love it on the Kraft paper! So pretty and a perfect card for Mother's Day.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the way you have used the spotlight technique on this card, Shelly. It makes for a fabulous creation.

Donna said...

Very pretty Shelly. I've never seen the spotlight technique done quite like that before but it's very elegant!

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Shelly! What an incredible way to spotlight the flower image. Just magnificent.

~ Kendra ~ said...

So pretty!! I just love what you did with the stamp and your coloring is amazing!! Love the colors you used as well!

Sheryl said...

This is a gorgeous card - very effective use of spotlight and colours. Thanks for joining in at INCY WINCY, hope to see you again soon.
Sheryl (DT) xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Such a pretty card GF! I luv you FB posts

Michele said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! and perfect without any dimensional effects. the beautiful stamping and spotlighting really speak for itself. i hope your mother loves it! xo

CraftyNess said...

I really love this card its beautiful :) the image and the layout are perfect. Thanks for joining the Glitter Geeks challenge this week x

MiamiKel said...

WOW, Shelly - this is a beauty! Love the softness to it, and it gives the image a wonderful focal point - fabby!! 0x0

Unknown said...

Wow gorgeous design!!!! Love the way you did these flowers!!!!! Fabulous card!!!!!

Cheryl said...

So pretty! I love the technique you used.

BarbaraW said...

This is such a gorgeous card. You do such wonderful work. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints blog challenge.

Anita said...

This card is beautiful and I'm sure she will love it. Thanks for joining the flower challenge at Creative Inspirations Paints.

Sandy Fredrick said...

I love how you did the stoplight technique with the Blossoms stamp. The coloring is beautiful and I love the stitching and ribbon you added to your design. It's a gorgeous card.