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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day cards-Mom's-NO PEEKING!!!

Last night after the kiddos went to bed, I was able to come down and catch up on some t.v. shows online and stamp.  I only managed to get 2 cards done, but they were 2 important cards that needed to get off in the mail this week in honor of Mother's Day.

For the first card I created for my mother-in-law, I used my friend Lori Tecler's sketch over at Paper Craft Planet this week.  I turned it to make it work with the image from Live Life image I wanted to use.

 I colored my twill ribbon (new in the CSS store) with my RV17 Copic marker and then highlighted my sentiment with the wide end of the marker.  Inside I stamped the same image in grey and the sentiment of Happy Mother's Day.

Card details:
Cardstock: Mauved by the Paparrazi, A Blanc Check, Perfect Little Black Dress, Going Grey
Inks: Perfect Little Black Dress
Accessories: A Blanc Check Twill Ribbon, twine, Grey button from Designer Mix

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This card is for my Mom and I used a combination of challenges on this one.  The last few weeks I haven't been able to play in Mona's CR84FN challenge and really wanted to this week, so I used the colors from that along with the sketch from Card Positioning Systems.





Tonight I am hoping for a repeat of last night where I might be able to stamp a little after the kids are in bed.  It was relaxing and I drifted off to sleep fairly easy.  Then again, work has been crazy busy lately!  Onto my card though.  I pulled out a sheet of Jennie Bowlin Victoria Mini papers that aren't exactly Kraft but they go pretty well and you probably would never be able to tell that they are more grey.

With the papers I used some amuse card candy to accentuate the pattern on the papers. 


Card details:
Stamps: One Person from Verve Stamps
Cardstock: Kraft, Golden Tiara, Whisper White, Jennie Bowlin Studios Victoria Mini Papers
Inks: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, More Mustard
Accessories: Amuse Card Candy

17 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Kim!! BOTH of your creations here are just gorgeous!! Love how you did the sentiment on the top one and the background on the second looks so pretty too!! Well done!! ;)

margie c said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Kim! I really love the second one with all of the gems creating a quilt look! Very creative! Love it :)
hugs, margie

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

I LOVE your take on the Paper Craft Planet sketch. Great idea to flip it for this wonderful mother's day card...and the way you highlighted the words in your sentiment that you wanted to stand out! OUTSTANDING!

Susie said...

Beautiful cards.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

great cards ! simple,beautiful and clean! i like the first card a lot!

Willy said...

Both cards are wonderful, Kim!

Gez said...

Beautiful cards Kim. Love your coloured twill & how you highlighted the words. What a beautiful keepsake. Love all the little gems on your 2nd card. Gorgeous :)

fatmonica said...

Two lovely cards!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards for Mother's Day! Love the addition of the Amuse Card Candy to the pattern paper!

sheryl said...

Kim this is gorgeous! So elegant with all of the jewels!

sheryl said...

Ooops--thought the mother's day cards were separate posts so I want to add that I love the colors in the card for your mother-in-law. Great sketch.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Kim! Love all the rhinestones! Great job coloring those pretty flowers! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Greetings By Chera said...

I like both of them! Of course, I am alittle partial to the black one... but my daughter votes the yellow with two thumbs up!

Chera

Lori said...

These are both fabulous, Kim! Love how the Paper Craft Planet sketch looks flipped on its side--just perfect for the image you chose.

Debgem said...

Both cards are lovely. I really like your CR84FN card - and the way you've used the gems to accent the backing paper - your Mum will love the card! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful cards, Kim! Love the highlighted sentiment on the first and all the gems on the second one! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Suzanne C said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the striking colors and design in your first card. The second card is very elegant!

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