Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Heart 2 Heart challenge - Mother's Day card

Heart 2 Heart challenges has a very appropriate challenge for this week. Let's remember our Mothers and all that they mean to us and all that they do or have done for us. We'd be in a very bad way if we didn't have mothers in our lives, in many aspects. I am blessed to have my mother and mother-in-law still living and they've both played big roles in my life. I don't do enough to show my appreciation for them.
I made this first card and used it for two card classes that I had recently. I have had a lot of fun making these Prima-look-alike flowers and wanted to teach my crafty ladies how to create them too. Here is where I got my inspiration for them.  she has several different flower tuts. I am sooo in love with these flowers. They become hard after misting with water and creating the scrunched, pinched leaves and drying and so aren't easily crushed, can be made with cardstock and/or patterned paper. I haven't tried the lighter weight paper. The patterned paper I used was double sided cardstock weight paper. You can ink them, glimmer mist them and more. Best of all they can be cut using a flower shape in the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge!
 I used some older Close To My Heart papers:Perfect Day and Veranda
The leaves were cut from the Art Philosophy cart also. I textured them using a stylus and a mouse pad and then inked them.
I made the flourish using VersaMark and clear embossing powder with some glitter mixed in with it.
I started out with a rectangle of  Colonial White cs. I rounded the edges, stamped and heat embossed the flourish and then inked over it all using Sorbet ink and a sponge dabber. Then stamped the sentiment.
here are a couple of close ups:

Entering this in the Anything Goes challenge #66 Wings and Things and also
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday challenge. It's a recipe challenge. 

  I used ribbon, glitter, butterfly and flower.           Hope you enjoy!       Polly


  1. beautiful card! Those flowers are amazing and I love the sparkly flourish! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  2. WOW.. nice the flowers, butterfly and swirl. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  3. What a gorgeous card, love the colours and LO, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes, Gaynor DT xx

  4. This is so pretty... love that flower!

  5. Your card is beautiful! I am going to have to check out the flower tutorial, because they are stunning. Thanks so much for sharing with us at H2H!


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