May 08 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Mom cards

Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge is to create a Mother’s Day card for mom or any other special person. Well…silly me.  I mailed off my Mother’s Day cards without taking a picture and realizing what the challenge was this week!  So…I quickly made up another one, but  changed the greeting on this one since I didn’t need another Mom card…just pretend it says Happy Mother’s Day…ok?  lol!

I showed you a card the other day made with the Reinker Watercolor technique and this uses the same.  I stamped the Soft Summer set Dogwood branch in White Craft Ink, then applied Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I used my AquaPainter to watercolor with Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Mellow Moss reinkers.  I cut it out and mounted it with dimensionals on a square of Whisper White, then layered it on Chocolate Chip.  I added some length to the Chocolate Chip layer so I could wrap some Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon around it.  I also used a scrap piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock and my Eyelet Border punch along one side.  The background is Juntos Designer Paper in a soft Mellow Moss swirl pattern (Juntos is in the Spanish catalog…but YOU can order it, too!  One of the designer paper patterns that is on sale this month…buy 3, get the 4th one FREE!)  Finally, I layered the Juntos DSP on Chocolate Chip cardstock and added a greeting from Soft Summer in Basic Brown, then punched it with the Scallop Oval Punch.  I loved how this turned out and I know my mom will LOVE it!  She’s in Florida for a couple weeks on their 50th Anniversary trip, so won’t get it until she comes back.

I’m going to be doing a Punch Class today with my friends about 2 hours away.  I love getting together with them.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!  My upline is having a downline meeting tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to that, too!

Set:  Soft Summer
C/S:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Juntos DSP
Inks:  Basic Brown, White Craft ink, Pink Pirouette reinker, Pretty in Pink reinker, Mellow Moss reinker
Other:  AquaPainter, Clear embossing Powder, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Oval punch


20 People have left comments on this post

May 8, 2009 - 07:05:16
Lisa said:

Very pretty, Connie! I really need to try this technique. Great job!

May 8, 2009 - 07:05:54
Marcia P said:

Beautiful colour choice, love the layout – awesome ‘mothers day’ card.

🙂 Marcia P

May 8, 2009 - 08:05:32
tiffany said:

This is sooooo pretty!!!! I am loving this stamp set the more I see it!!! TFS!

May 8, 2009 - 08:05:30

Great color combination/layout. Love the coloring on the flowers.

May 8, 2009 - 09:05:52
kim howard said:

gorgeous card Connie, hope you have a great time at your punch class with your friends!

May 8, 2009 - 10:05:49

I love the touch of soft pink lace down the side of your focal piece. It really bring attention to your beautiful Dogwoods. The soft pinks and greys are wonderful together with the Chocolate Chip. (did I get that right?) It’s a beautiful card…

May 8, 2009 - 11:05:30

just lovely! great job!

May 8, 2009 - 12:05:21
Ida said:

Very soft and dainty. Love the pretty flowers and the satin ribbon.

May 8, 2009 - 01:05:52

Just Gorgeous Connie! Another awesome creation!

May 8, 2009 - 01:05:21
Christy said:

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used and the Juntos DSP is fabulous too. Going to have to try out that reinker watercolor technique soon! BTW, I rec’d my SU order yesterday, can’t wait for the backordered items to arrive so I can play with those also. Thanks again for the extra goodies!

May 8, 2009 - 05:05:07
kristen said:

Connie, Gorgeous card and I love the colors. Perfect!

May 8, 2009 - 10:05:54
Rachel Hope said:

Soooo pretty!!!!

May 9, 2009 - 08:05:04

This is really beautiful, Connie. I love your watercoloring!

May 9, 2009 - 08:05:17
Lisa B. said:

This is so very pretty, Connie! I love the color combo and your watercoloring is perfect!

May 9, 2009 - 08:05:07
Claudia said:

Very, VERY pretty!

May 9, 2009 - 10:05:14

One of my favorite color combos grey and pink…I have to get that stamp show cased this set well.
connie paxman

May 10, 2009 - 09:05:46

Very pretty Connie! The colors are so soft and elegant! Terrific design! 😀

May 11, 2009 - 07:05:26
Ret said:

very lovely, Connie!

May 11, 2009 - 10:05:16

So pretty! Love your flowers!

May 12, 2009 - 12:05:25
Margaret R said:

Another beautiful Connie creation! The watercoloring technique works so well on this set too! Who would have thought of using the Juntos DSP for a Mom’s Day card but it is great!