Sunday, May 5, 2013

Daydreaming of Mother's Day {PP144}

Hi everyone and happy Sunday to you!  This week at The Paper Players the amazing Anne-Marie is giving us one more chance to get all our cards made for Mother's Day!

One of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is an advance look at the new catalog and the chance to pre-order some of the goodies including the new In Colors that I've used today.
One of the cards in the new catalog inspired me to dust off the Daydream Medallions stamp set and combine it with some of the gorgeous new In Colors.  I'm afraid the dark and dreary day we had today didn't do much to show how pretty these colors are.  I'll try for a better pic if the sun ever comes out again!
I stamped the layered medallions in Crisp Cataloupe, Baked Brown Sugar and Pistachio Pudding on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used the Floral Frames framelits to cut a window from the Pistachio Pudding cardstock to frame the focal element.  At 4.34" x 6.5", this card is larger than standard A2 size but I wanted to show off the full size of the beautiful framelit and it will still fit in a larger (non-SU) envelope.  Because you can never shower Mom with enough pearls, I've scattered them all around the inside and outside of the medallions.
Since this card is destined for my wonderful Mother, I had to use one of these new Very Vintage Buttons that I just know she will love.  Isn't it pretty?  The carved detail is gorgeous and they look like a vintage ivory treasure from a well-traveled button box. 
The sentiment stamped in the middle of the medallions on the inside is actually two separate sentiments from the Petite Pairs set.  They're perfect on their own but paired together they send a heartfelt message.  Of course, I couldn't have layered the medallions and the sentiments so well without the aid of my handy Stamp-a-ma-jig!

I hope you like my card today.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the three new In Colors I've shown you.  Make sure to check out the rest of The Paper Players Design Team with their wonderful projects and probably a few more sneak peeks:

The Paper Players Design Team

If you've still got one or two Mother's Day cards to make, why not join in the fun with our challenge?  You've still got time to hand-deliver, or even mail, a card to Mom or a special Mom in your life.  We'd love for you to join us before the challenge closed on Friday, May 10th at Noon (PDT).  Thanks for stopping by!  
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Summer Silhouettes, Delightful Dozen; Something to Celebrate [retired] 
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla CS
Extras: Floral Frames framelits; Linen Thread; Basic Pearls; Lots of Tags die [retired];Very Vintage Buttons [available 5/31/13 in 2013-2014 Annual Catalog]; Stamp-a-ma-jig


Linda Callahan said...

That medallion has such a wow factor! Beautiful - and I love the inside as always! And I like the sneak peek at the vanilla button - mine just came in the mail!

Ginger said...

Perfect Mother's Day card Nance. The new colors are awesome as is that sweet little button. Great design!

Marisa said...

Beautiful focal medallion, Nance :)

Anonymous said...

Beautifful card-beautiful colours,perfect for a Mom-love this pretty creation Nance:)
Nessa xxxx

Janet said...

Nance, this is a beautiful card and love how you used the medallion and the colors are great

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous way to showcase these new colors! My fingers are itching to play with my new stuff too! Love this bold stamp with such subtle, pretty colors!

Nancy said...

Woo hoo, love this card...the colors, the stamp and the adorable little button, of course I love 'em.
Nance you did an awesome job of using more than one stamp on the interior of the card as well. Can't wait to see it it real life.

Diane - said...

Wowzer... this is gorgeous and will be loved for sure by that special "you know who" mom. The new colors look great in your medallion layers and the inside is simply fabulous.
I did get my preorder but haven't had a moment to play with anything yet! hugs.

Justin said...

I was eyeing this card in the catalog too! Great colors and I love the inside! :-)

stampwithsandy said...

This medallion is gorgeous in the new colors, I love it! Love the die cut, too, and the way you stamped the background. Hugs :) Sandy

Amy O said...

Beautiful card, Nance! These colors look so pretty, and I love what you've done with the medallion stamps.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nance! All I can say is WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous and wonderful inspiration to ink up this stamp set. The color combo is so soft and pretty and the button is the perfect touch. I know your mom is going to love it! :)