April 28, 2011

Simplicity At It’s Best

With Mother’s Day just around the corner I wanted to make my Daughter a card.  My Mom passed 3 years ago and my husband’s Mom passed last year…..BUT our Daughter has two wonderful children. 

With that said … Allyson I know you’ll be looking, so here’s your Mother’s Day card preview, you just have to wait a bit before receiving it.  *smile*  Might be something in it…..hmmmmm


I tried to keep this card really simple and elegant.  I think I accomplished both.  I first stamped the flower then colored with Prismacolor Water colors, actually I stamped it and colored it twice and cut a small part of the second flower out and popped it up with dimensionals on the main flower that I was using on the card.  I wanted the flower to have a deeper wet look than what I was getting with just coloring it.  That told me it was time to drag out the Crystal Effects.  It’s really hard to pick up some of this detailed work with a camera.  Especially when I’m not a professional camera person!  lol  After applying the Crystal Effects I wanted a little bling in there somewhere but keeping is simple.  I decided adding dazzling diamonds to the Crystal Effects was the way to go. 

Here is a closer look ~


I can see the dazzling diamonds and the piece that I popped up, but not so sure about the Crystal Effects.  But it’s there and really looks good in person.

To top things off, with the flower being a little on the glitzy side I knew satin ribbon would be the only choice and added a couple crystal flatbacks to the right of the flower.  It still needed a little something!

The ‘for you’ from the All Holidays set did the trick.  It had a little script flair, simple and small.  I liked it.  I stamped the sentiment in black and that seemed to tie everything in and matched the flatbacks.

Here’s the inside Allyson ~


I hope Allyson likes her card, I did! lol 

Supplies needed ~ all are SU! unless otherwise noted

  • Card stock – W. White and Pretty in Pink
  • Stamps – Well Scripted, All Holidays and Bloomin’ Beautiful
  • Misc. – Prismacolors, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, ribbon and flatbacks from my stash


As always thank you for taking the time to look today and hope your day is an awesome one!!!
You too Allyson!


Denise Willerton said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous ~ may I borrow this for my girls as well ~ TFS and have a wonderful day

Carla said...

Allyson will love it!!! Your card is so elegant. Love the touch of bling. Gorgeous! Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Linda! So classy and elegant! What a wonderful card for your daughter!

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