Sunday, April 27, 2014

Card A Day Blog Post: Another Mother's Day Card

Hi there, it's time again for another entry for the Card A Day Blog. The theme is continuing with Mothers Day.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.5 x 4.25" white card base. I decided I wanted to use one of the trellis files that I have for my Cameo, and I wanted it inside a window, so I cut a piece of white card stock to 5.25 x 4", cut a window out in the middle of it with the second largest die from the Spellbinders die set, Romantic Rectangles, then embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. I then cut a piece of designer paper that I had in my stash, just a bit larger than the window, cut out the trellis with my Cameo out of green card stock, cut it to fit the designer paper, adhered it to the top of it, then adhered that piece to the underside of the window. I then inked the edges with green ink, then adhered the whole piece to my card base front.

For my accents, I cut out butterflies using the Martha Stewart butterfly stamp and punch set, but before I cut them out, I stamped the paper with one of the stamps that comes with the set with pink ink, then punched the butterfly out. To add a little sparkle, I added a little Crystal Stickles along the pink edges and in the middle, let them dry, then adhered them to the corners of the window.

For my sentiment, I typed out, Happy Mother's Day on my computer, in green, at the size I wanted, printed it out, then cut it down to size. To mat it, I used pink card stock, but I cut it so there was a little more on the edge of the right side, inked both pieces with pink ink, then adhered them together, leaving more of an edge on the right side. I added 3 green Jewel Dazzles along that edge.

I hope you enjoyed hearing about my card, I think this might be one of my favorites. If you have the chance, please leave me a comment, I really love to hear what others think. Be sure to stop by the Card A Day Blog, every day for some wonderful card making inspiration. Be sure to check out our monthly challenge, for the chance to win a great prize!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Card A Day Blog Post: Mother's Day

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. It's that time again for another card for the Card A Day Blog. This week's theme is Mother's Day.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. I wanted to use some flowers that I had pre-made, using my Cameo, and I also wanted to use ribbon as well, so I went looking through my massive collection and found this polka dot ribbon, from Really Reasonable Ribbon, that I thought would work great for my project. I could not find this particular ribbon on their site at the time of this post, so I 'm not sure if they still carry it, but they do have some other wonderful ribbons that would work just as well.

For my background paper, I chose this purple card stock that I thought would go well with the ribbon and flowers, cut it to 5.25" x 4", ran it through my Cuttlebug, using the Swirl embossing folder, by Darice, cut a length of the ribbon to fit the piece, leaving a little more length to wrap around the edges, adhered it to my embossed card stock, then adhered that to the front of the card base.

I stamped the Mother's Day sentiment from Verve, using the Memento, Cottage Ivy ink pad, cut it to size, and matted it on a piece of light pink card, then attached it to my card. I then added the flowers that I had made from the Assorted Basic Flowers file, that I purchased from the Silhouette Studio store, with jewel Dazzles added to the middle.  

I hope you like my latest creation, and if you have the time, please leave me a comment, and let me know what you think. Be sure to stop by the Card A Day Blog every day and see what our designers have created each day to spark the creativity in you. Also, if you like a challenge, you'll be sure to want to check out our monthly challenge, for a chance to win a great prize!