Sunday, May 15, 2016

For my wonderful Mom


Hi everyone.  Sharing the card I gave to my Mom for Mother's Day.  My family met at my mom's house and we ordered in dinner from a restaurant.  It was nice to spend some time together.

This is also a reminder for the CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Heat Embossing.  I heat embossed my flower and sentiment in gold.  Also heat embossed the inside sentiment that read "Happy Mother's Day".

This CAS Mix Up card has heat embossing, watercolouring, stenciling and fussy-cutting, but is still a CAS design.



I used mixed media paper for this flower.  I watercoloured with my Zig brushes and then fussy-cut.  It's a bit tricky getting a good cut with mixed media paper as it's quite thick, but I managed with only a few edges that aren't smooth.  The background is sponged over a leaf stencil just randomly at the bottom of the card front.

Come join us!  The challenge is open until midnight May 24th (PDT) so there's still lots of time to play along.








Stamps:  Persian Motifs (Altenew); Sentiments - A Word for You (SU!); Happy (Simon Says); The Big, the bold and the happy (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series)
Ink:  Twisted Citron (Tim Holtz); Versamark; Zig Clean Color Real Brushes
Accessories & Tools:  Gold embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, leaf stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, sponge, paint brush

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Heat Embossing

25 comments:

Linda said...

It is a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

Julie B said...

This is so pretty Loll. Hope you had a fab time with your Mum. :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Another fantastic CAS Mixed Media card from you! Love the subtle stenciling as well as the gold embossed and watercolored flower! (This Altenew set is another one that is on my wish list...)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed, colored and fussy cut flower Loll. I love your soft stenciled background too. I'm sure your sweet mom loved her card. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Donna said...

Beautiful, Loll.
Love your attention to detail :)

Susan said...

Love the colour combination! And the gold embossing makes it look really special - your mom will love it!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That is just fabulous Loll, I bet your Mother loved it! Please tell her Happy Mother's Day from me too! I love that flower fussy cut out like that! Happy Mother's day to you too my friend! Hazel xx
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Colleen said...

This is beautiful Loll!! I do love the Persian Motifs and in gold embossing it is stunning!

Lee-Anne said...

I absolutely love Persian Motifs and you made the most of them with your chosen colors and embossing! A lovely card for your sweet Mom!

Greta said...

What a gorgeous card, Loll! Love how you colored the flower & your fussy cutting is amazing!

Carol said...

This is so pretty Loll, bet your Mum loved it. Sounds like a perfect day too. Carol x

Bonnie said...

A gorgeous card for your beautiful Mom! Love this flower and the stenciling behind it! Wonderful inspiration, my friend!

Nancy Stislow said...

Your mom must have LOVED this one! What a great look, embossing in silver or gold! Just got my Zigs so may have to play with a floral. You have the patience of Job to do all that fussy cutting. It was worth it. I also love the background you created.

Stacy Sheldon said...

This has such beautiful color Loll :)

Chris Alexander said...

I'm sure your mum loved it. Beautiful flower and awesome fussy cutting. Mine never looks like that. Also love the soft stenciled background.

Patti Skibs said...

Beautiful!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOWWWW!!! This is stunning Loll! I love this colour palette, so elegant... and the gold embossing adds the perfect amount of bling and glamour!! Your momsie will love this! hugs :)

Linda said...

This is so pretty ...... great colour combo and I love the stenciling in the background xx

Julia Aston said...

Love the background for your beautiful gold embossed bloom Loll - what a lovely card for your mum!

Barb Ghig said...

Your gold embossing with this beautiful turquoise is so elegant, Loll! Beautiful coloring with your Zig brushes, and your stenciled background is perfection! I really love this card, and I'm sure your mom did too! So happy to hear you had such a nice Mother's Day with family!

Anita in France said...

How gorgeous, Loll ... one of my fave colour combo's ... and with the gold embossing it's stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

MaryH said...

A stunning card for your sweet Mom. Love those softly stenciled leaves with this lovely golden edged flower topping them. Looks to me like you got a perfectly done fussy cut. Pretty with the added dimension as you've done it too. TFS

Anonymous said...

Wow, really stunning and I know your mum will love it. She must be quite proud of you. Such talent!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

I LOVE this card. Stunning colors and the gold embossing is so pretty!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

The mother is the closest a person to everyone. Love connects mother and child is unique and unconditional. Your mother must be an extraordinary person, since to raise such a wonderful daughter.
The idea for this card is great, I like every detail.
Firmly hugs,
BozenA