Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mother's Day Card

The theme this week over at CARD A DAY BLOG is Mother's Day.
As today's featured designer, I created a vintage looking card for my Mom.

I stamped the images in one pass using my Fiskars Stamp Press.  By using the grid on the press, I could lay the three stamps out in a pleasing and nicely spaced design (and it's easy to stamp multiples using the press). 
I colored the image using watercolor pencils that complimented my paper choices.  After I was done coloring, I went over it all with the waterpen to soften and blend the colors. 
I placed a layer of Glossy Accents over the "Mother" stamp.  This gives it some nice dimension.  I also attached the lace and ribbon using GA.  This way nothing is sticky through the lace.  The ribbon was bright but I was able to tone it down using Vintage Photo DI. 
The corsage pin had a white pearl top.  I changed that to match the card using alcohol ink.  The beads were added using GA.  I stuck the end of the pin into the paper so that the sharp end wasn't exposed.

Supplies List
Paper:
8.5" x 11" white cardstock, folded and trimmed to fit
5.5" x 7.75" and 7" x 7" (cut into bracket frame) of designer paper (K & Company SW Nature)
3.5" x 6" brown cardstock
3" x 5" white cardstock
Stamps:
Hero Arts (Demo), Hot off the Press (Vintage Ladies), 7 Gypsies (Ink Family)
Inks:
Archival Ink (Sepia), Distress Ink (Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Alcohol Ink (Caramel)
Embellishments:
Antique Lace, Ribbon, Pearl Corsage Pin, Beads, Lock Charm
Misc:  Watercolor Pencils, Waterpen, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Adhesives
I've entered this card into the following Challenges:

12 comments:

Tina Campbell said...

Sweet card for your mom. This letterpress sounds interesting, I'll have to check into that. TFS

Paper Squirrel said...

Beautiful vintage card!! She will love it!

Barbara Colbert said...

What a lovely Vintage card...I'm sure your Mom will enjoy receiving it! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Pat Garvin said...

A great Vintage themed card. LOve the hat pin. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a pretty design and so many beautiful layers with the ribbon and trim.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Have a sweet week.

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous pin, Cindy! Love the charm. Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing with us in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. I do so hope we'll see you again in our next challenge.
Nanaconnie DT

Kelli Hull said...

The addition of alcohol ink to the craft world has opened SO many doors and made life a BIT easier and "cheaper" so we can make stuff Match!!! LOL Thanks for joining the Speedy Fox team!!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Lovely card, perfect vintage and antique feel to the card. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Shar said...

Love your stylish card! Great vintage image!

Thanks for playing the 4th Annual Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge at Gingersnap Creations! Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry once the challenge closes!

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely images thanks for sharing at OLLCB this week.

Pat xx

crafty amy said...

This is great! I LOVE the colours and that pin is so pretty :D Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx
P.S. Do you fancy a crafty get away? I am arranging one for October this year and there are still spaces. Click HERE for details

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Beautiful card for your mom! Love the vintage colors and the pin! Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps.com this week and good luck in the challenge!