"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, May 9, 2015

a mother's day card...


Hello friends!   Popping in with a little card that I made for a few challenges, Viva La Verve week #2, Verve Let It Bloom Diva Inspiration challenge and ColourQ.   Taking my cue from several of the Verve Divas I used the Verve Poppy Birthday set, as well as the Verve set  On Occasion.  The poppies were die cut using the matching Build a Poppy die set.   This card took me a long time to make because I really had to hunt around through my patterned paper to find a pink that was a good match to the pink ink that I had used.  With all the patterned papers I have you would think it would have been easier, but it wasn't, lol!   Finding the aqua polka dot paper was far easier since I didn't have to match it to anything.  After cutting and stamping all the flowers, I roughed up the edges a bit and then stacked them.  A little bit of embossing was done on the bottom of the cardstock panel and the edges of all the papers were roughed up a bit, too.  I used some kraft cardstock for my base.  The two larger poppies look almost exactly alike in the photo, but they really are two different colors!   I will be giving this card to my mom for Mother's day.

 
 



Thanks for stopping by... hope all the moms here in the US have a very happy Mother's day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; Stampin Up! kraft; Patterned paper:  Stampin Up! and PaperTrey Ink; Stamps and dies:  Verve; Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dot

17 comments:

stampwithsandy said...

Oooh so pretty! Love the white curled up edges of your flowers!

Nancy said...

All your searching for the right paper turned out, Rosemary! Your card is lovely! Happy Mother's Day!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie,
Phew...all my family have just left after a very busy Mothers day, I love having them around but I find it exhausting these days. Anyway I hope you had a good one.
This is a gorgeous card, with it's distressing and and delightful Poppies which add a tactile feel to the design, the palette is also very pretty and I am sure Your Mom will love it. The bitty embossing at the bottom is a great finish.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lisa said...

You know I love those polka dots and your little tattered blooms are cute! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary, I was surprised as well that the Poppy and the Calypso were so close in color. Thanks for sharing with us at the colourQ and Happy Mother's Day!

Nancy Thomas said...

A beautiful shabby chic card. Those stacked blooms are gorgeous.

walchowDesign said...

Your effort of searching thru the inks paid off with this lovely card, Rosemary!

Kara Lynne said...

Such a fun and beautiful Mother's Day card! I know just what you mean about the extra scraps, I have everything except what I need. Those flowers are wonderful!

Greta said...

Beautiful use of the colors, Rosemary--lovely card! I bet your mom loved it!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love how you have used the colours, Rosemary and I love the distressing!!!! Surely your mom loved this beautiful card as much as I do!!!
Hope you had a lovely MD!!
Have a great week!!!

Lesley said...

Shabby yumminess! Love this pretty card, Rosi!

Robin K. said...

I love the distressed poppies!! This is such a wonderful use of the sketch Rosemary!! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day:)

Greta said...

No surprise--noticed again by Verve! Fabulous card & so well-deserved, my friend!

Deepti said...

So beautiful! Those curled up edges of the flowers are soooooooooooooo awesome :)

Martha said...

Rosemary, this is SO sweet & beautiful

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Rosemary ... those unfurling poppies with their delicate edges are just gorgeous! Anita :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

How stunning! I just LOVE those shabby flowers. Thanks for playing along with our Let it Bloom challenge!