Friday, April 29, 2016

Botanical Blooms Mother's Day card

Oh my goodness did I have fun playing and coloring all sorts of ways to create this card.
I started out by stamping this lovely floral frame stamp (from HOTP Botanical Blooms stamp set) onto a piece of counterfold paper sheets, you know the kind fr the kitchen or better yet the sheet you lay into the basket before adding the fries.  I used my new favorite stitched die (Simon says stamp stitched shape bundle) to cut it out leaving the bottom with the tear off edge for an added cool effect.
I first just played with this piece coloring it with all sorts of supplies.  I colored the flowers, frame and swirls in with spectrum noir markers, I used a green sharpie for the green leaves.  I flipped it over and used my spun sugar distress ink with my round blending tool to color inside the frame.  I then switched to lilac distress ink around the outside of the entire frame.  I didn't think it came through enough so I flipped it over and added the lilac to the front around the frame.  I then added some sparkly teal chalk to the flower centers.  Wow... I really liked it just like this!

I decided on a purple print for the card front layer and used some matching teal metal brads to attach the layers together.  Then I found this deep purple vellum scraps in my stash and thought ooh!  So I stamped the single flowers onto the vellum and used my Scan N Cut 2 to cut them out.... Eeeeek love that machine!  Ok so I rubbed off the chalk from the flower centers on the first layer and used some small round dimensionals to pop up the top flower layers.  On the large one I curled up the edges to add more dimension.  I added a glue dot into the center of the large flower and covered it with the sparkly teal chalk.  I dabbed some chalk onto the other two flowers and was very pleased with the effect.  Then I used the Happy Mother's Day stamp from Craftin Desert Diva's - Happy Celebrations stamp set to stamp onto a white paper that I blended the lilac ink onto it and stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink.  I cut it with a HOTP scallop circle die which I popped up as well.  Then I took another scrap of the purple vellum and cut it with the stitched circle die from Simon Says Stamp.  I ran it through my xyron and adhered it onto the Happy Mother's Day scallop circle so it shows though the purple vellum.
For the inside I simply used two die cuts to layer together opposite each other, the shapes are spellbinder labels Twenty.  The inside sentiment stamp is from HOTP Lacy Things.  I also stamped one more flower from botanical blooms on white cardstock and cut it out with SNC2.  I then colored with same markers and added to inside.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Simon says stamp - Show us your Metal (Brads)
CDD - in the garden Linky party
PDE Linky Party - #121 anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - FDF #136 Mother's Day
HIMCR - #248 Any Holiday
Die Cuttin Diva's - #263 April Symbols - Flowers
DL.ART thankful Thursday Challenge - Mother's Day
Die cut divas - April (Flowers)

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I have been up to in my craft room.  I wish you all well and a fun creative day.

Eva Scraps


DIANA L. said...

Wow! Very pretty Eva, I really like the dimension you gave to the flower. Thanks for the idea using the counter fold papers I have thousands of those. Certainly looks like you had fun making this project, it came out super.Thanks for joining my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE "Mother's day"have a blessed day DIANA L.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Fun-day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

LaurieC said...

Unbelievably creative, Eva!! Thank you so much for sharing and joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "In the Garden" Linky Party!!

Monica Maier said...

Very pretty, love the colors and die cuts! Thanks for playing with us Die Cut Diva's!!!

Arlene said...

Great card.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

cheiron said...

Gorgeous blooms. I love all of the pretty inking you have done on this card too! Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
DT Janis

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!! I love the colors and the image!! It's stunning my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Shelly said...

This turned out so lovely. The colors are fabulous!

Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin Diva's for the April Symbol challenge.

Scrapper69 said...

Oh my.... How BEAUTIFUL! LOVE your pretty card!

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Lori Kobular said...

Love the flowers on your beautiful card! The colors go together perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge!

Karla Yungwirth said...

What a lovely Mother's Day card! Thanks so much for joining us at PDE Linky Party! Hugs, DT Karla

Joyce Tompkins said...

Oh your card is so lovely! Thanks so much for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack. The tear off edge on the bottom is the perfect little touch. Thanks so much for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.