May 07 2010

Bloggers Challenge – Mother’s Day cards

It's Friday and time for another Bloggers' Challenge!  The theme is Mother's Day cards this week.  Good timing since I need to make up cards for my Mother and Mother in law.


I thought my mother would like this card with the blending of colors.  You might remember I used the same color scheme a few weeks ago with this set (Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie and Mellow Moss).  I designed this card for my Stamp Club members to do at the last meeting.  They loved it!



I started with a base card of Ballet Blue cardstock.  On the Whisper White layer, I stamped the medallion randomly from Stampin' Up!'s Charming set in the three colors, Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie and Mellow Moss.  I tied a Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon around and tied in a bow.  I added a little Jewelry Tag Punch with the words "Thanks So Much" from the Tiny Tags stamp set.  (Charming, Tiny Tags and the Jewelry tag punch are STILL available even though they don't show in the Summer Mini!….yeah, Stampin' Up!)  I cut the Lattice Die from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and layered it on Mellow Moss cardstock. 


For the center, I stamped the words in Charming with Ballet Blue Classic Ink (stamped off for a lighter version), then used my Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the flower with Mellow Moss and Pumpkin Pie and stamped over the words.  I punched it with the Wide Oval punch.  I layered it on the Ballet Blue Medallion cut from Lots of Tags Sizzlets!  I love how pretty the Wide Oval layers with that tag!


I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  I'm spending a RELAXING one!  Yeah!

23 People have left comments on this post

May 7, 2010 - 08:05:55

Wonderful mix of colors, the punch looks great behind your image.

May 7, 2010 - 08:05:13
Marsha said:

There is so much to like about this card…the background, the layered focal image and th lattic die of course.   The rcipient of this card will truly be blessed 🙂

May 7, 2010 - 10:05:29
Patti Chesky said:

Okay, I am SO buying this stamp set now.  Wow!  I am not a fan of Ballet Blue, but this is truly gorgeous!!!

May 7, 2010 - 10:05:55
Barbara Washington said:

Beautiful card. The colors just pop.

May 7, 2010 - 10:05:08
Lisa Martz said:

Lovely, Connie!  Love the color combo and the die cuts!

May 7, 2010 - 12:05:20

Very beautiful card! My mother died 4 years ago and I miss buying and making her gifts/cards. She appreciated the smallest things. I know she would have loved this card. I have decided that I'm going to have to retire in order to do all the things I want to accomplish with my stamps. Happy Mother's Day to you and all mothers.

May 7, 2010 - 12:05:26
Ida said:

Very pretty.  Wonderful colors, so cheerful.  Love the background on the side and the tags you used.

May 7, 2010 - 02:05:31

Your Mother's Day card is so gorgeous.  Beautifully created!! Enjoy this special weekend! Hugs, Gayle.

May 7, 2010 - 02:05:46
Tami Black said:

What's up with all this travelling?  The card is gorgeous — love the color combo and all the stamping — the focal image is beautiful!

May 7, 2010 - 04:05:59

Great use of the Charming set and the combination with the Lattice die is striking!  So pretty!

May 7, 2010 - 07:05:32
kim howard said:

Love this lattice work, beautiful!!!

May 7, 2010 - 07:05:37
Heidi Hihn said:

Great card!! Love the colors!

May 7, 2010 - 08:05:58

Loved that background you created a few weeks ago Connie and I still do!  Wonderful way to use the Lattice Die too!  😀

May 7, 2010 - 08:05:38
Toni Tessler said:

Love all the color Connie!  Great use of this set too…not just for charms, eh?  Glad I have it!  🙂

May 8, 2010 - 10:05:38
Lisa Bohler said:

I love the way you used the variety of die cuts to frame out your focal image!  Adorable!

May 8, 2010 - 04:05:06

Cleaver color combo…and my favorite die cut…loving all the elements of this card.
connie paxman

May 8, 2010 - 07:05:10

Connie–the colors in this are fantastic! I esp. like the Pumkin Pie–always a favorite.
Also I LOVE your shirt bag–you are so very clever!!!
Hugs, Nola

May 9, 2010 - 06:05:51
Nikki said:

Gorgeous Connie….LOVE those colors toether!   {SMILES}

May 9, 2010 - 09:05:26

Very pretty Connie!! I hope you had an awesome day today!!!

May 9, 2010 - 11:05:05
Jane Bosi said:

Very nice.  I've been playing around with my lattice die also–this is a great use of it!

May 10, 2010 - 10:05:26

Ohhh Love this color combo Connie- GORGEOUS card – the filigree background is perfect!

May 11, 2010 - 09:05:22
Rachel Hope said:

So pretty! Love the colors!!

May 12, 2010 - 06:05:02

Great layout, love the colors too.