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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mother's Day Just Around the Corner!!!

I just looked at the calendar and Mother's Day is sneaking up on me!! I thought I'd better get a few Mother's Day cards made up to see which ones I'm going to want to use for those special people in my life.

This is the first of the Mother's Day cards I'll be making.

I used the new Dotted Swiss Cuddlebug folder for the background. I was asked about this background. No, it's not a retired background, it's new and very difficult to get. I got mine at Oh My Crafts I ordered several folders but a few of them were on back order, one of which was the Dotted Swiss. But it was less than a week and it arrived. I was sad because that was the folder I wanted the most. Isn't that how it always works out?? LOL But anyway, I got it and I'm having a lot of fun playing with it!!!

I used the Stampin' Up! "Embrace Life" set and the words I did on the computer using SchneidlerAmaTBla font set at 18. It seemed to fit in the 1-1/4" punch the best. It was roomy enough and no part of the lettering got cut off. I layered it on top of a 1-3/8" Mellow Moss circle and then layered that on top of a Regal Rose Scallop Circle. I set it in place using Dimensionals.

I added a piece of Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and tied a bow to finish off the card.

It's a pretty simple card to make. For you Stampin' Up! demonstrators who want to convert this card to all Stampin' Up! products, use the large "Polka Dot" background stamp. You can use it with clear embossing powder to emphasise the dots more but yet keep them subtle. You can also try white craft ink on the "Polka Dot" background stamp and emboss in clear. You'll get a touch of offset color to aid in making the dots slightly visible. You don't want them to stand out, they are a background. The flower is the focal point of the card. There's a lot of background you can use that will work with this set

I do like this card!!! And it may be one I'll be using for Mother's Day. But there's still more to come so I won't commit to it yet!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

9 comments:

Cami said...

Simply elegant! I love the cleanliness yet sophistication of this card. My Mom likes simple, pretty cards without too many colors. TFS

Cami

chelemom said...

Love this card's simplicity! Very elegant looking!

Carol said...

simple elegant beauty - a great card for mom! Thanks for giving specs on the fonts you used! Great help there! Love that Cuttlebug folder more than any so far! TFS

Diane said...

Very pretty Wanda!! I love that cb,
I'm going to have to get it for sure. Your card is simple and beautiful!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful card, Wanda!
LeAnne

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous Wanda! Very simple and elegant! I love it!
Dorothy

Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you Wanda. Great card! And a special thank you for the tips on using the Polka Dot Background stamp. I don't have a cuddlebug, (yet).

Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Antoinette said...

Well thanks to you I've now asked for a Cuddlebug for Mother's Day. And it's on sale at Oh My Crafts!!!
Oh, love the card too. :-D

Sara Paschal said...

I am goint to give this card a try, I just got some Embrace life images this week from WRAK group on SCS.