Sunday, 30 March 2014
Grandma's Mother's day card
You may think I'm late posting this Mother's day card, but in fact I'm very early. Because it's a Mother's day card for my Grandma, and in Finland Mother's day isn't until mid-May. This card is inspired by two challenges, this week's Mojo Monday sketch and this week's Color Throwdown. I especially loved the color throwdown as pink-green-brown is one of my absolute favourite color combos ever. As the theme for this week's The Pink Elephant challenge is "use your favourite color combo" I decided to enter this card there as well.
For this card, the star is the amazingly beautiful designer paper. I used cardstock in Sahara Sand, and printed the sentiment in Early Espresso. It says "Grandma, Happy Mother's Day" in Finnish. I inked the edges of the sentiment in Blushing bride, and die cut the doily in Sahara sand. I am still ecstatic about my Big Shot, I have had it for a few months now, and I still get ridiculously happy every time I die cut or emboss something, just because I can! I used the banner punch in the same designer paper (this is the reverse side of the paper) and in Old Olive cardstock. I know it's a bit of a cheat but the Old Olive went better with the designer paper than Pear Pizzazz, and the challenge rules say that you don't have to use the exact colours as long as you use something similar so I decided to take a bit of a creative licence on this one. I inked around the edges of the banners in Early Espresso and slightly shaped the banners so that they are curled up a little bit. I also stamped a rose inside the card and coloured it in Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi. I hope my Grandma will like the card when she gets it in May.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Hobbycraft cream 160 gsm cardstock
Inks: Stampin' Up Blushing Bride and Early Espresso
Papers: Stampin' Up Tea for two DSP
Other: Nellie's multiframes MFD020 dies, and for the inside of the card and the envelope Inspirations clear stamp set and Stampin' Up markers in Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi