Sunday, May 08, 2022

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi everyone.  Happy Mother's Day to all those wonderful mother's that are celebrating today.  I made this card for my mom, who is 93! :)

This was a fairly simple and quick card to make.  That works for me right now as I haven't been feeling well, so I try to take advantage of short periods where I may feel OK.  Life has been challenging this year but I am hopeful that I'll be feeling better soon.

I started with a NBUS Etched Layered Daisy die from Simon Says Stamp.  I die-cut from white and sponged the petals with Abandoned Coral distress ink, sponging darker near the center of the flower and fading out to white at the edge of the petals.  I then sponged the center with Candied Apple distress ink, added a light coating of clear Wink of Stella (shimmer) before coating the center with Crystal Glaze.  

For the background I used a 3-D embossing folder called Layered Leaves (retired by Stampin' Up!) with white card stock.  I sponged lightly with Shabby Shutters distress ink, darker on the edges, fading to light in the center.  I rarely think to use the debossed side ... and it turned out great! 

I stamped my sentiment (Beautiful Mothers by Simon Says Stamp) in white pigment ink onto black cardstock and heat embossed in white.  I was going to add the thin strip over top of the flower but it just seemed lost, so I adhered the thin sentiment strip to a thicker 1" piece of black card stock and attached at the bottom.  Happy with how it looks.

Close-up ...
I'm sending this card to the Can you Handle the Pressure Challenge ... first time playing along. :)  This is an Anything Goes Embossing with Twist option (pastels).  I think by background and daisy petals are pastel, but not sure about the black sentiment banner. :) 

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Stamps:  Beautiful Mothers (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Shabby Shutters (Tim Holtz); Unicorn (Hero Arts
Accessories:   Etched Layered Daisy die (Simon Says Stamp), sponges, Clear Wink of Stella, Crystal Glaze (Nuvo), 



BożenA said...

Such a beautiful and shining card. I love the embossed and colored background, it perfectly highlights a beautiful daisy. A beautiful card for your mom, Loll

Liz said...

Wonderful card Loll, I'm sure your Mom was thrilled to receive it. I hope you'll soon be feeling much better. xx

Bonnie said...

This is such a beautiful big flower, Lolly! Lovely depth of color and pretty embossed background! I'm sure your Mom is loving it. Feel better soon, dear friend.

Lisa Elton said...

That big single bloom pack a punch! What a wonderful card for your mom!

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous card Loll, I'm sure our mother love it. I hope you feel better soon ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Sorry to hear you have not been the best this year Loll. i hope you are fully recovered soon. Loving this stunning card - that flower is amazing in the shades of red, and the background is perfect for it.
Blessings and prayers

Mac Mable said...

What a happy card, love the scale of the pretty daisy and a fabulous background too x. I hope you are recovering Loll and thinking of you my friend x.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Loll! I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I sure hope that you are back to your usual self very soon. Thank you for all you do. I admire it all!

Julie B said...

Sorry to read you've not been well Loll, hope your crafting makes you feel better, as it does me.
Love the large die cut bloom against the softly textured background. :)

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Loll and I'm sure your mom loved it with all it's bright and vivid coloring!! Sure hope you're feeling better soon!! Hugs & prayers!! :0)

Pat said...

Sorry to hear you have not been so well recently and hope you are feeling better soon Loll. This is a beautiful card for your Mom and I adore the pretty inked and embossed background and the debossed side looks great, also the white on black sentiment strip finishes it perfectly. x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous daisy ato the leafy background - love it! And how great for you to still have your mom - bet she loved this card too!! Say, did you forget to add to NBUS, Loll? You mentioned the daisy is NBUS :)

HilaryJane said...

I always love daisy type flowers and this one looks stunning on it's leafy background. red and green always look so good together, bet your Mum loved it. so sorry to hear you are still not right, hope things improve soon xx

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful big flower with the gentle shading and glossy center. The debossed background looks great. I don't often think to use it, either. Sometimes by accident. I know your Mom loved this pretty card. I sure hope you get to feeling better, Loll.

Julia Aston said...

Gorgeous inking on that lovely bloom Loll - and a beautiful background created inking and spritzing your EF! How wonderful to still have your mum and I'm sure she loves this card! Hope you are feeling better! xx

Linda said...

What a lovely Mother's Day card, that daisy looks so pretty against the embossed background. Hope you're feeling better soon ..... sending you hugs xx

Darlene said...

Oh Loll this is gorgeous! You've used an embossing folder so your card fits the challenge beautifully! The pastel theme is strictly optional but you still fit that twist also. Well done! So glad you have found us! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure … we appreciate your support and hope to see you again next challenge!

Trina P. said...

Wonderful Mother’s Day card for your mom! Love tge bright colours.

Sorry you have not been feeling well. I can relate. Take care. Hope you feel better soon.