Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

What a perfect day this has been!  The weather is just gorgeous...and what's more it was forecasted to be rainy and miserable...and I've had a wonderful Mother's Day with my family.  My day started with my husband and son waking me up to breakfast in bed...a delicious meal that they made together.  Who knew my husband had it in him!  He looked up recipes online for french toast, and scrambled eggs and then snuck out after I went to bed last night to buy the ingredients.  He was up bright and early and whipped up a scrumptious breakfast!  I was amazed and very impressed!  Then we all headed outdoors to do some yardwork and gardening.  The weather was just too beautiful to stay inside!  We all pitched in to clean up our yard from the ravages of winter and it is looking springtime fresh.  Then I was able to come inside and do a little stamping!  See what I mean about a perfect day?!  The card I made is for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge for this week.  I figure I'm on a roll, so why not enter again?  Here is the sketch:

And here is the card I made:
Vintage-inspired card for  SSC202

Close up of sentiment and flower I made using my build-a-blossom punch.
Although this card looks really simple it took me a while to put together!  I just couldn't decide what I wanted to do.  I had actually started by embossing a whole cardfront with my vintage wallpaper folder, but then decided I needed layers (surprise!).  I trimmed the embossed piece down in size and then flipped it over so that the debossed side was up.  I've had the victoria lace trim sitting on my shelf for a while and decided it was time to use it!  Another thing I finally put to use that I've had for a while was my Build-A-Blossom punch.  I took tons of time punching out each petal and then burnished them with my stylus to give them texture.  I also sponged each petal with a little sahara sand ink.  I added a little very vanilla seam binding ribbon and an antique brad to finish the look.  The sentiment is highlighted with one of the Four Frames stamps, which I coloured with my blender pen.

This card is for all the Moms who read my blog...thanks so much!  You are the reason I keep on stamping!  I hope you've had as wonderful a Mother's Day as I!


  1. Gorgeous card -- love how you placed the bow in the middle of the flower! The lace touches are beautiful as well! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

  2. WOW! I love love love this card!!! The flower/ribbon/brad combo is so beautiful with the rich textured background! Did I say WOW?!?!

  3. Leena, I love what you have done with this sketch. From the gorgeous flower to the little touch of lace at the's just so put together!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Stamping 411.

  4. Oh...GORGEOUS flower! Love the bow in it! Wonderful!

  5. Pretty! I love the lace tucked under the cardstock. It's an incredible finishing touch!

  6. This is very nice, Leena -- love the debossing! Great job! Thanks for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

  7. I love that big gorgeous focal point! Great use of the ribbon! So darn pretty!


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