Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day - Part 2

I wanted to post this today, since I was particularly proud of how it turned out. I made a couple of Mother's Day cards with a new stamp set I bought from Rubber Stamping Fun. It's a stamp set called Beauty Bouquet and I loved it's bold flower images.

I used Basic Grey Stella Ruby Paper... because the flowers look SO similar in style. I thought it would be a perfect pairing. I stamped the images with Basic Brown permanent ink and colored the flowers with Prismcolor pencils, blending the color with turpenoid solvent on stumps.

I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome!

My mom's card started with a 6" x 12" piece of Rose Red cardstock (for a tri-fold card). I adhered two strips of Stella Ruby paper (from a 6" stack - perfect for cardmaking) on the front and center of the card. I cut out a very vanilla, using a Marvy scallop punch - and layered this on a So Saffron oval that I cut out using my Coluzzle. French Script background for some added dimension and the ever popular Karen Foster Snap Stamps for the interior sentiment completed the card.

The second card was also with the Beauty Bouquet stamp set. I started with a Close to Cocoa card base and more Stella Ruby Paper. I embellished the card with Aged Copper hardware, ribbon and copper cord. The word "bloom" was inked from Friendship Flowers sentiment (also from RSF). I stamped the full sentiment on the inside. The image was colored using the same Gamsol technique. I chose the white organdy ribbon, so I wouldn't hide any of the main image, but I think next time, I might use something a bit more bold. Depends on my mood, I guess! LOL!

This set was a TON of fun and I think I'll be using it quite a bit. It's simple and elegant or can be cutesy, depending on the colors and paper used.




  1. These are so pretty! I esp. like the first one. The colors just jump out at me.

  2. These are really outstanding. You did a fabulous job with those stamps.

  3. Your coloring is terrific. Funny, I didn't see that set of flowers on their website.