Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More Mother's Day Cards

I wanted to share a few more cards I made for Mother's Day.  One of these days, I may actually make several of the same layout or use the same image for more than a couple cards.  I always have the intention to do this with multiple cards, but I guess I get too bored doing the same thing over and over.  You will see that most of these cards use the color pink.  These were made for a promotion that my daughter did for her Mary Kay business, and the color pink is usually identified with this product.

The first card is the one I made for my daughter.  Her favorite flower is the Calla Lily and her favorite color is green.  She loved this coloring on another card that I made, so I knew what to make for her.  This pic was taken before I added the Stickles to the flower portion, but I still like this look too, especially when you're sending cards to Operation Write Home and you can't add glitter to these cards for the safety of the soldiers.  I love these Prism Glossy card blanks from The Paper Cut.  They need very little added to them since you don't want to cover up this awesome quality.  I've had these Stampin' Up! flowers for awhile, but I've never inked them up.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the rhinestones are from Hero Arts.

Next is another simple card that took very little time to make.  The Fiskars border punch classed up the side of the card, and these 99 cent package of swirls from Target added a little extra.  The daisies are made by Eureka Stamps, and I stamped them with Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  The finishing touches were the addition of the white gel pen to the flowers and the punched edges.

This card was one I showed yesterday, but I wanted you to see what the addition of the doodles make on the card.  Instead of my normal white gel pen additions, I used a green gel pen too! lol  This Hero Arts stamp was a perfect companion to this DP because of all of its' swirls. 

I love the soft elegance of this next image.  The Hero Arts Paris Rose image is stamped with Stampology onyx black ink onto Paper Adventures Strawberry Delight DP.  I added several layers of chalk to the image to add color and then stamped an Autumn Leaves Flourish instead of adding a ribbon to this one.  The last thing I did was to add some faux stitching to the edges, but I wished I had used either a soft grey or brown instead of the darker brown gel pen that I used.

This card was probably one of the easier cards that I've made.  The design paper is from The Paper Studio, and as soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to use it with.  I had some of these dried daisies from Darice that I've been wanting to use for awhile.  All I did was add a ribbon to the flowers and adhere them with my trusty Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  The DP was added to the brown card stock and then I added some more faux stitching with a white gel pen.
I've hoarded the DP as well as many others long enough, so I decided it was time to use it.  This was used as a base to this DCWV glittery DP that was cut out with a Fiskars Oval Cutter.  The Hero Arts Rose Portrait was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white card stock.  It was then cut out closely to the edges and glued to the matting with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  Next I added some dots with a white gel pen and faux stitching and scallops with a silver pen.  The ribbon was another eBay purchase and the Thinking of You stamp by PSX was stamped with Autumn Leaves Stampology Onyx Black ink.

Instead of trying to do all of these cards in a day or so, I find it much easier to break them down into smaller groups of less than 10 a day.  This way it doesn't seem like a job and I'll still enjoy making them.  I must admit, this would be a great job since I do enjoy making cards so much, but thanks to my disabilities, I'm limited to what I can do.  As long as I don't overdo things, I don't end up in bed for days at a time to recover like I used to.  Now I would like to spend more time on trying new techniques so I can add some more special touches to the soldiers cards.  I hope to see some of you take part in the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop that is being held on Saturday, May 29th.  Go to the link for more information.  We love to show tutorials during the blog hops, so if you have one that could help us in our card making, we'd love to have you join us. 
~~  Lee  ~~
If The Shoe Fits - Mother's Day or Special Lady
Simple Doodles - Thinking of You
Hand Full of Stamps - #27 Just a Little Dottie
No Time to Stamp? - Mother's Day
CCEE Stamper's - Mother's Day
Raise the Bar! - For Mom
Paper Play Challenges - Week #18 Stamp/Digi & Bling
Tuesday Taggers - Out of Your Comfort Zone (a BLACK card for Mother's Day!)
Craft Your Passion - #5 Colors: Pink & Green
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrate Spring


Deb Neerman said...

WoW, what a fabulous assortment of beautiful cards! All so pretty!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" challenge!

LiveArt said...

Oh la la, what a fabulous selection of flowercards!! Very hard to pick a favourite, but I think mine would be the gorgeous card with the white pressed flowers!!


Ildiko said...

I would never think of black card for mothers day. Thx stepping out of yr confort zone this week

Lauretta See said...

wow!!!! nice cards... love them all.

thank you for joining the CRAFT YOUR PASSION challenge this week. Hope to see you often. Good Luck!

Hugs x

Nady said...

very nice cards!
thank you for joining CYP this week. hugs
Nadyne xx

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous cards all of them, our Lyn will love your black mothers day card as do I. thank you for stretching with us at TT this week.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Tana said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at CYP! Hope to see you again! Good luck!

~*Joni said...

Oh my goodness! What a stunning lineup of such beautiful creations. I love all the thought that you put behind them, all the lucky recipients will be fortunate to receive them. Wonderful job, thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

Tineke said...

Wow, you have been bussy! LOve all the cards you made. Thank you for joining us at CYP this week.

Scrapaddict said...

Very nice cards, you've been busy. Thanks for playing Simple Doodles!

Silvia said...

Wow, your cards are very creative.

Tracey said...

so many flowers! very pretty...i esp. love the first one with the calla lilies (sp?)! awesome! thanks for joining us at the Shoe!

Sally H said...

Elegant and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

Karyn said...

So many gorgeous cards! Im loving your style! Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Passion. x x

Michelle said...

Yep that fits the bill! A fantastic entry for Tuesday Taggers, thanks for playing along.
x Michelle

Jeanette said...

Hello Lee, Your cards are very elegant.

Jeanette here from Robyns Fetish Challenges.
I'm contacting all of our followers to let them know that RF is now back with challenges. I hope you stop by. There is a FREEBIE there waiting for you.


Marlene said...

Love all your floral cards!

Toni said...

WOW you were busy weren't you! All fabulous cards. I love that calla lily stamp on the first card. Beautiful!

Debby said...

I get bored too ;) Each and every one of these are stunning!


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