Saturday, April 28, 2012

Just For Mom X 2!!!

Happy Saturday Crafty Folks!!! Today marks the start of a new challenge at Our Creative Corner.  Anne Marie Hile of Stampin' Anne, brings us this week's challenge of "a recipe for Mom",  for Mother's Day.  Create a project for Mother's Day using the following 'recipe': embossing (wet or dry), ribbon, buttons or brads, and watercoloring. You must incorporate all four to be eligible. If you are looking for fabulous inspiration, please visit the other Design Team's blogs.
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
I had to my make two for Mom and one for Mother In Law. This year I decided to make them the same card. And by the way, my mother is doing great. There is no cancer...sigh of relief and prayers answered!
Anyway, this card is probably a little too crazy for the both of them, but I bet they both will love it all the same.I just had to use this new stamp set I just purchased from Artistic Outpost called Flapper's Fashions. I think it is perfect for Mother's Day.
I stamped the AO images in Jet Black Archival onto watercolor paper.
I stamped the frame image in Distress Embossing Ink and heat embossed using Seafoam Embossing Powder.
I colored in the images with Distress Markers.
I inked the background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The Distress Markers resisted the ink. I spritzed water over the whole card, which gives a great bleached effect to the background and now the colored in images look watercolored.
I stamped the bubble wrap image using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, and the Flapper definition using Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
I stamped the lady in Jet Black Archival and colored her in using Distress Markers, but this time I will not watercolor them. I cut them out and adhered them to the center of the frame.
I stamped the sentiment in the corner using Jet Black, and then mounted this on black embossed cardstock that I heavily distressed first. I added Worn Lipstick Distress ReInker to water and misted a white cardstock card for the main body. I also colored a piece of seam binding with Distress ReInker and misted it well before wadding it up and drying it. The seam binding was used as an anchor to hold down the ornate plate. The sentiment in the plate was computer generated and coated in Crackle Accents. All edges were also inked in Pumice Stone. Buttons and faux stitching were added as well.
I am also submitting this to the Stamp Man Challenge for "shabby chic or distressed style". Mine would probably qualify for both.
From My Stash- white and black cardstock, watercolor paper, buttons

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Beautiful cards, I love the backgrounds.

  2. What wonderful news about your Mom! She'll love this gorgeous card, no doubt, as will your MIL. Beautiful!

  3. Anita, first and most importantly...that is great news about your Mom! Your cards are gorgeous! I really love watching your "creative process." It's amazing how a simple piece of card stock can turn into such a beautiful work of art. You always inspire me with your projects and I love that image. You really went all-out for this one! Big hugs sent your way! :)

  4. Beautiful cards Anita, I love that background and the sentiment is perfect. A gorgeous and unusual colour scheme too! xx

  5. Beautiful Mother's Day card - love the background and framing of the flapper image!

  6. Love these cards and your ten from the last post.....sorry I missed your birthday, Happy Day!

  7. Anita these cards are wonderful and absolutely perfect for the Mother's in our lives. And speaking of, I am so happy for you and your Mom and now you can really celebrate! Happy Birthday as well!

  8. Beautiful vintage card, Anita! Great news about your mom. A good reason to celebrate!

  9. Hi Anita, that's such a beautiful mother's day card! Thank you for the tutorial, I loved reading it. Wonderful news about your mom. I'm happy for you. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. xo Wendy

  10. Hi
    Absolutely stunning cards.
    I am a huge fan of this particular era so definitely winners for me.


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