Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Fabulous is what you are!

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.

4 comments:

  1. lovely; can't wait to get my markers & that stamp.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. You'll love getting acquainted with the markers.

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  2. Beautiful card Heidi. I'm sure the love and care you put in to it will be much valued and appreciated. The blending of the colors turned out perfectly. I wish we were closer so I could come and take lessons in using the new coloring tools. Hugs and happy mother's day yourself...your daughter learned about being a mother from you after all!

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  3. What a sweet thing to say, Jean. Thank you so much. Yes, Shera-Lee loved the card, which made me happy.

    I'm quite happy with the Blendabilities. I wasn't sure what I'd think so I only ordered the Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. Now that I've had a chance to try them, I can imagine using them for more projects and may order some more colours. It would be lovely if you lived nearby and we could try them out together.

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