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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Mother's Day Card #5

Actually the Mother's Day card in the previous post was #4. For #3 I had given it a regular title and not a numbered title. SO this is the 5th Mother's Day card!!! Click on the photo to see a REALLY close view. You can also see my errors at that size!!! LOL

For this card I used the Stampin' Up! "Blooming Beautiful" set from the mini catalog. I hadn't used this stamp in the set yet and wanted to play with it and with water coloring. I LOVE to use the blender pen and rarely use the Aqua Painters. SO I thought it was time to play with them too!!! I colored with a marker on a piece of plastic and picked up the color with the Aqua Painter. I didn't want to color directly onto the watercolor paper because I wasn't sure I would be able to wash it all out if it were too dark. SO I played it safe!!!

I colored all the flowers in with Bashful Blue and then came back with the marker and lightly touches areas that looked like it should be darker there. Then I came in with a little bit of Lovely Lilac. Again I scribbled the marker on a piece of plastic first and took my color from there. I used Apricot Appeal directly from the marker on the center of the flowers.

I scribbled some Apricot Appeal on a piece of plastic and picked up the color and added it around the flowers and vase. The vase was colored in using in using Creamy Caramel and then adding Close to Cocoa for the darker areas. I used Bordering Blue on the area under the vase. And Old olive was used for the leaf.

I sponged the edges on the larger white background piece and on the punched circle. I layered the circle with Basic Black and a Ballet Blue scallop circle. I added 5 brads to the bottom of the card and a bit of 5/8" ribbon. Those few embellishments seemed to be just enough to add to the card but didn't make it look overly accessorized!!

This card was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more cards/items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

I don't usually like that stamp at all, but you have done a fabulous job!! Makes me think I may have judged the stamp a bit hastily!!

Sydney, Australia

Anonymous said...

this is one of your best yet! Love the coloring, love the stamp and love the way you put this all together. Beautiful!

MJ said...

This one is stunning. Great coloring!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, I am going to have to try your marker and plastic way of coloring it really looks great!

cathy said...

Wanda, this one is my FAVORITE! (But only for you to do cause you color much better than I do! :) )
You did a beautiful job!
PS. How many moms do you have???

jjcreations said...

This is absolutley beautiful. Wonderful job. Joan

LeAnne said...

Wanda, I love this image and your coloring is wonderful!

Diane said...

Oh my goodness,this card is stunning!! Your coloring is awesome

Paula said...

Love Love Love this card

Jeannie said...

Beautiful job on this card! I love your coloring! I'm tempted to try watercoloring myself!

Anonymous said...

I love this Mother's Day card. I love the stamp that you have used; I do not have this one. Beautiful coloring as well. Joan