Friday, May 9, 2008

A Caprice Mother's Day

Hey there!!! I am extremely happy the weekend is upon us!!! I wanted to wish all of you mother's out there a "Happy Mother's Day"!!!! I hope it's special and you get to spend it with the one's you love. This evening my husband and I will be leaving out of town just till tomorrow to go visit his mom and spend some time with her for Mother's Day. We have to do it on Saturday because on Sunday we will be taking my mom to brunch!!! :D

So I have only done one Mother's Day card and this one is for my MIL. I used the Caprice papers from CTMH. I loved this paper pack when it came out...the colors are just perfect. So since I haven't used it in a while I decided to pull it out and see what I could come up with. I made this while I was watching Grey's last night....good episode by the way!!!! :D I just had to throw that in!!! (LOL):D So I was having a hard time trying to find flower stamps that would go with this paper...and the closest thing I could find were the Flower Charms (also by CTMH). So I stamped a large and small in Crystal Blue and one in Honey. I sponged them with Chocolate and also made the centers chocolate as well. I added clear buttons (it's hard to tell in this pic) and some chocolate waxy flax. I sponged just about everything in Chocolate on this card!!!! I hope I didn't go too overboard...but I just love that aged look and I hope I accomplished it! I didn't want to just place the flowers in the center over my just looked so plain. So I grabbed some Colonial White CS and used my Marvy Square Scalloped Punch for my square. I then sponged it with Chocolate...but I felt it was still missing something. So I cut a 2" x 2" piece of striped paper from the Caprice paper pack and adhered it to the square. Then I added some foam squares to my flowers and adhered them to the top of my square. I then added a piece of Crystal Blue CS to cover the center of where the Polka Dots and Flower paper meet. I also sponged it with Chocolate and I cut a piece of Chocolate Ribbon for the center and added some Colonial White Bigger Brads to each end. I wanted to make a bow...but just didn't like how it looked so I opted for this instead. The center image is again pop-dotted onto the ribbon. I have a huge obsession going on with foam squares right now...I think I use them on every card!!! LOL!!!! :D My sentiment was stamped with the Say It With Style stamp set from CTMH in chocolate (I just love this set) and I matted it with some Honey CS. I also sponged both of these pieces and again used some foam squares to adhere it to the bottom of the card. Well thanks for stopping by...I hope you have a Fabulous Friday!!! :D

Stamps: Floral Charms & Say It With Style (CTMH) Paper: Caprice L2 (CTMH) Ink: Chocolate, Crystal Blue & Honey (CTMH) Accents: Chocolate Grograin Ribbon, Clear Buttons, Chocolate Waxy Flax, & Foam Squares

Have a Fabulous Day!!! :D

5 comments: said...

Great Card!! I love this color combo. Anything with brown I love.


Anonymous said...

What a darling card! Travel safe!


~amy~ said...

Love your card...the colors are FABulous!

My Paper World said...

It's gorgeous Jenn!
I love the aged look, and I can see the clear buttons, they look great!
Have a great weekend!
Nicola xx

jo said...

That is such a gorgeous card Jenn!!