Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Fabulous Floret-ish mothers day

Well I was going to be back with more fishiness and scoring ideas today but then I suddenly realised it's mothers day this Sunday... top marks to me for being ahead of the game? I think not! However, with Stampin' Up's Fabulous Florets and the gorgeous spring colour scheme at Dynamic Duos this week, it didn't take long to come up with something gorgeously floral for my stepmother. Come and have a look:

Fabulous Florets from Stampin' Up

The Fabulous Florets stamp set is aptly named - the flowers and foliage really are fabulous. For this card I stamped the tall image slightly to the left of centre, then again on an angle to create lower lying foliage. The flowers were stamped then coloured using ink and an aquapainter. Very Vanilla card stock isn't really intended for watercolouring as it can buckle if you use too much water, but I find that works in my favour for flowers like this as the petals curl up realistically! I cut the flowers out and added centres with a marker when they were dry.

Teeny Tiny Wishes banner sentiment

The elegant sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I scored a strip of card stock along its long edges and ribbon tailed it with a square punch to make a banner, then used a stamp-a-majig to position my sentiment onto it.

I'm also going to link my card to the wonderful Make My Monday where the challenge is to get Inspired By Nature.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory
Other: Simply Scored, square punch, aquapainter, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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A friend of mine once told me that when he was a little boy, he decided to make his mother breakfast in bed on Mothers Day. He was quite young and didn't know how to cook eggs or anything so he put some frozen peas in a pan and cooked those. He made her a cup of tea too with water from the kettle although unfortunately he forgot to boil it first. He took the breakfast proudly into his mother's room and sat with her while she heroically ate her peas and drank her tepid tea with every appearance of delight. This story made me laugh but more importantly it taught me that a gift from the heart should never be despised.

Have a lovely day today,

25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Vicky, love the colours you have done your flowers in and the 3D effect of the flower heads...


    Anne

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  2. This is really pretty. Love how there is lots of white space but it really makes the flowers pop. Happy Mother's Day for Sunday. Ours isn't until May.

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  3. So beautiful and very elegant Vicky, love those pretty floral images!

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  4. I love this set of stamps Vicky, and I LOVE what you've made with them. xxx

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  5. Beautiful Vicky. I love the flowers popped up and one trailing over the banner. x

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  6. Hello Vicky

    Your card is stunning and gorgeous. I love the flowers,leaves and the soft pastel colours. A beautiful design and perfect for Mother's Day.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. Another really pretty card. And loved your little story.

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  8. Very pretty and Springlike - thanks for the reminder ! Have a great day ! Jane x

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  9. Ooh Vicky I love this! I think I have to have that stamp set, the foliage is wonderful and the flowers on today's card are stunning! I used to get breakfast in bed and it was always cold marmite toast and a glass of milk:)
    Val x

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  10. What a lovely story you ended with Vicky and what a lovely card too, that foliage stamp is fab! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement, I was at my sewing class this morning and did something different which I really enjoyed, so hopefully that will have given me a kick start! Thanks again. Suze xx

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  11. A Lovely card Vicky, I'm sure she will be thrilled with this.

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  12. Hi Vicky
    Thats a real fully story... You can see that happening.... Fabulous card....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  13. Vicky, this is gorgeous!!! LOVE IT!
    Lynn

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  14. This is a beautiful card Vicky. I love how the flowers gently curl. And I really enjoyed the wonderful story of your friend's mother's day gift!

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  15. That's such a fresh floral card, love the off the edge stamping and popped up flowers.
    Such a sweet story, I'm happy to settle for a cup of tea and biscuit in bed :0)
    Jenny x

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  16. What a touching little story ahhh. This is one beautiful card Vicky am sure your step mum will love it , the pretty flowers so beautifully coloured and love the 3d effect.

    Marie

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  17. SO pretty! The coloring is fabulous and I love the scoring on the sentiment, funny how the little things can really add. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos...and the little story!

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  18. Those flowers are gorgeous! I'm so glad you joined us at Dynamic Dus this week! ♥

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous....as usual!

    Louise xx

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  20. Very pretty! Those soft flowers look lovely in these colours! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

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  21. I KNEW IT!! Congratulations, Vicky, for the well-deserved WIN from DD for your amazing card!!! Yippee!

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  22. So pleased to see your card was this weeks winner at DD's :0)
    Jenny x

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  23. Gorgeous - thanks for joining in at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

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  24. My type of card Vicki, love it as I'm sure your Stepmum will too. thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x