Friday, May 10, 2013

Wildflowers for Mom

Hiya friends--we made it--it's Friday! Woohoo!  Just wanted to sneak in another post this week for our Mother's Day challenge over at The Paper Players.  I needed a card for my lovely MIL who truly would prefer a bouquet of wildflowers to roses anyday.  When I saw the new Wildflower stamp and coordinating embossing folder, I knew it was perfect for her card:
I inked the stamp with Stampin' Write markers in Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo and stamped onto watercolor paper.  I love the texture that shows through!
I also used my Aqua Painter to add a light touch of Soft Sky ink around the embossed edges.  It's VERY subtle, lol!  I probably could have gone a little darker but I was being cautious.  :-)  I am really impressed with how easy it is to line up the coordinating embossing folder to the stamped image.  Love it!
With the image so large, I didn't have a suitable sentiment to fit so I stamped one from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched out each word with the retiring Medium Jewelry Tag punch and tied it onto some Linen Thread.  
I combined some sentiments on the inside--one from the retiring set, You Are Loved and one from a retired hostess set.  I couldn't resist coloring a portion of the flowers again to decorate the inside.  I hope my MIL likes it--I think it's just her style.  And that's what it's all about, right?  Making a card that you know is just PERFECT for that special someone.  

And speaking of special someones....I passed my 4-year blog-o-versary yesterday and I remain amazed by all the special folks who visit here each day, subscribe or follow me on this crafting journey.  Of course, a girl always loves comments but whether you leave one or not I am truly honored that you find a little bit of inspiration in my work.  So, thank you, thank you, thank you!  Be on the lookout for some blog-o-versary candy soon!  ((hugs))

Edited 5/11/13: my friend, Lesley, alerted me to the fabulous Wonder of Watercolor challenge happening in the Moxie Fab World so I would like to throw this card in the mix!  Thanks Lesley for alerting me and thanks MFW for some beautiful inspiration!

Stamps: Wildflower; Teeny Tiny Wishes; You are Loved; Something to Celebrate [retired] 
Ink: Early Espresso; Soft Sky
Paper: Island Indigo CS; watercolor paper
Xtras: Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo Stampin' Write markers; linen thread; medium jewelry tag punch; aqua painter


June Houck said...

Nance, this is incredible! Another *gasp* out loud pretty!

Nancy said...

Very pretty card, knowing your MIL you're spot on...she'll love your card. Love how you were able to multi-color the flowers and the texture showing through is fabulous! So it's easy to line up the embossing with the stamp, I've got to try it? Can't believe SU's retiring the tiny tag punch it's so darn cute!

stampwithsandy said...

So pretty, Nance. Love the effect stamping on watercolor paper achieves, and the three little tags. And of course, the insides of your cards are always gorgeous, too.

Diane - said...

Nance this is stunning. LOVE your watercoloring and the tiny tags are perfection with the twine. So gorgeous on the inside as usual. Just LOVELY! I didn't even want this until I saw your card.

Lesley said...

Oh Nance, this is awesome! I NEED that die and set now, you have made it shine. The colouring is lovely!

Marisa said...

You know me and flowers - love them! Great texture on them too! Gorgeous card, one sure the bring a smile to your mom's face. Hugs to you :)

Linda Callahan said...

Love all the texture - and the tiny tags will stay forever on my shelf - they are way too sweet to part with! And wow 4 years! Someone else I know started about 4 years ago as well :)

Cath said...

Hey Nance! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Karen said...

Very pretty...

Kitty A. said...

Lovely card. Your site is full of inspiration! TFS