Monday, May 6, 2013

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Mom

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Mom : )

 I have never tried this card design before and wanted to give it a go! How fun- the directions are from the new Shape It CD from the Technique Junkies.

This is the pull out tag:
 I had to get creative with the sentiment, so used a stamp positioner and a black marker for placement as the entire sentiment was too long for the tag width.

 I wanted to use a border die for the edge on the top- so wanted to share how I just cut a portion of it.
This is what the border die looks like:
 I do not want the top portion to be cut when I run it thru my die cutting machine.

 I line up post it notes along the die where I want the cutting to end- the Post-it Notes will also hold the die in place.
 I place the top plate into the machine with just a small portion remaining on the platform.....so that the edge of the top cutting plate is along the line where the Post-it Notes are at- as you can see above. Go ahead and roll the handle and since there is no pressure from the top plate on the top edge of the die, it does not cut- and now I have my border on the edge of my paper.
 I used my Parchment Stylus Tool and added a more polished look to the embossing for my finished card.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Cabbage Rose Image HERE
Poppies Image (smaller flowers) HERE
Happy Mothers Day HERE
Black Memento Tuxedo Ink HERE
Copic Marker Rosy Reds for Poppies, Tea Rose for Roses and Victorian Green for leaves HERE
Shades Die Ink HERE
Ribbon Border Die 103 HERE
Parchment Stylus Tool HERE 

Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the 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 Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!


We have a monthly challenge as well- 4/15-5/14 Stamp a background Paper- you have a chance to WIN a TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CD!!!


 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Challenges:
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad- April Flowers bring May Flowers
Craft Your Passion- Floral Delight
Crafty Cardmakers- April Showers bring may Flowers
Eureka Stamps- Mother's Day
Love to Create- Mom
The Pink Elephant- Mother's Day

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

20 comments:

MaxineD said...

A fun card Shelly, and thanks for the tip with the border die.
Blessings
Maxine

Laura said...

WOW,Shelly! Beautiful Mother's Day Card!! I love this!! TFS

Penny said...

Fabulous job on this, Shelly! It is absolutely beautiful! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Erika Selander said...

I love your card. It is so cute and fun. Must try this sometime :)
Great job.

Denise said...

What a lovely creation! Very nice!!
Hugs from another "Sweetie"
Denise
xox

Carolyn L. said...

Super cute idea!
Hugs,
Carolyn

*Vicki* said...

Oh so gorgeous and just perfect for Mother's Day!! Love the flowers my dear!! HUGS

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card. Love the pull up tag and the way you weaved the ribbon and bow.

Roxie said...

Wonderful use of the cabbage rose image and such a cool card design!

Emily Keaton said...

Shelly, this flower pot card is AMAZING!! The flowers are really, truly gorgeous. This makes a stunning Mother's Day card!

jimlynn said...

Oh so pretty!!! Love the fun shape of this Shelly. Thanks for the tutorial too.
Lynn

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

So clever! I love this card. Love the way you used that flowers and die cut too! So pretty.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so clever! I just adore this card and how it opens! I want one!

Michaela said...

Love you shaped Mother's Day card,Shelly. It's so beautiful!
Michaela xx

Bonnie Brown said...

Shelly I love the design of your card!! It is fabulous!? Love it!! Great coloring in the flowers!

Sandy Fredrick said...

WOW and Awesome!! Love the shaped card, beautiful coloring on the Cabbage Roses and Poppies they look like they are blooming on the card. Love the border with the ribbon and bow. Sweet!!

Michele said...

simply lovely! perfect for mother's day. xo

Bonnie said...

Just perfect for Mother's Day! Love this design!

NanaConnie said...

Brilliant instructions for the border cut, Shelly! Not something I've tried before this, but I'd also never thought about how to do such a thing. I love the idea and am going to be digging out some dies and trying it now. TFS!
Loving the gorgeous flowers on the tag and how you managed the sentiment stamp. You're just full of great information today. :-D

Karrie said...

I love how those flowers look all clustered together. So pretty!