Fabulous is what my daughter is. She's an awesome daughter, a terrific wife and a fantastic Mom. What better card for her on Mother's Day than this, telling her that "Fabulous is what you are"!
I had just gotten my Blendabilities delivered and was dying to try them out. They're the new alcohol markers that Stampin' Up! has brought out and I've heard wonderful things about them. Of course I had to try them out and what better way than for a card that I had planned to make anyway? I sort of go at creating a card sideways and slightly backwards but it always works out in the end. I had a number of products that I thought I might use and about a half-dozen stamp sets that I felt might work. For me, that's a good start.
I stamped the flower from the Secret Garden stamp set. I thought it looked rather like a dahlia and would lend itself nicely to being coloured with the Blendabilities. I also wanted some leaves and chose the one from the Fabulous Florets stamp set. It's sad that both these stamp sets are retiring, but right now they're still current and so I am enjoying them while I can. For the sentiment I chose the Million & One stamp set.
I wanted to use a blue as my base cardstock and finally decided to use the Coastal Cabana. I used a lot of layers for the sentiment. I stamped "Fabulous is what you are" onto Very Vanilla using Early Espresso ink and, when the ink had nearly dried, sprinkled it with some Silver Embossing powder and then heat set it. The result was exactly what I had hoped for: a speckled scattering of silver over the Early Espresso. The next layer was Early Espresso, then Silver Foil and last of all more Early Espresso.
For the flower I used the Cherry Cobbler Blendatilities and for the centre, the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. The leaves were done using the Old Olive Blendabilities. I loved the way the inks blended so beautifully together.
To tie the colours together, I used some of the new Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine. After fraying the ends, I adhered a large pearl over the knot.
And that is how my daughter's Mother's Day card was created. I may have come at it sideways and backwards but I love how it turned out.