Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Motherly Love


Can you believe that Mother's Day is not very far away?  Well today Flourishes has you covered with this beautiful sentiment set that speaks of the love of a mother, and how much we appreciate her!


Ever start a card with the ribbon?  I did on this one!  I hadn't used this beautiful coral shade of silk ribbon in a long time, and I was determined to do it on this card!  I paired the beautiful sentiment with the equally beautiful Lenten Rose from the March Release, coloring it up with Copic Markers.  I love how they frame the oval and the sentiment.  Now that I look at it I can see I was highly inspired by Leslie Miller's gorgeous card last month with this set!  

The sentiment is stamped on a sheet of Curio paper from Basic Grey and sits behind the popped up flowers and oval frame.  And this is all on an embossed card base.  


Here's the Copics I used G21, G24, G28, YG00, R30, R32, R35, R43, R46

Now here is a very simple but sweet card that really focusses on the embellishments and sentiment. 


Clear cardstock can really make a design a show stopper can't it?  Here I've created the card base with Flourishes Clear Cardstock, and then added the very pretty Pixie designer paper from Memory Box with the Labels Three Nestabilities shape (outside and inside the card so you can write on it), accenting with the Lotus Shapeabilities die.  These beautiful accent roses are Rose Floret Flowers , and they are gorgeous!  I've added some pretty pleated ribbon in pink and then some rhinestones to frame up the top a little.    If you notice this is a take on this month's Christmas Challenge from Flourishes as well.  



You can enter to win this set today at the Flourishes Blog, just comment to enter! 

Our fantastic Power Hour Release Party is TONIGHT in the Splitcoaststampers Forum.  A great time to chat, see the new sets and samples from the Design Team, play fun games for prizes.  8 PM MTN, 9 PM Central Time.  Please join us!  

And don't forget to come back tomorrow, we have another AWESOME set to show you!

Now head on over to these fabulous Design Team Friends for their Motherly Love samples

17 comments:

Marisa said...

Two fabulous cards, Christine :) Gorgeous flowers.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine, these are gorgeous.
love those flowers and colors and coloring.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

hi cristine, gorgeous cards!!!
xx petra

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning Christine! Beautiful colors, gorgeous coloring, your mom will love her card!

Yogi said...

very nice. I love wild roses.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Both cards are so beautiful Christine!!! Love the first one with the flowers on the curve of the sentiment!!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow... both are showstoppers!!! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite out of these two beauties!!

Barbara said...

Both are absolutely stunning, Christine! LOVE that cut out oval on the first one--just fabulous!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely cards, I so love both the sentiments on these cards, your clear card is especially sweet!

Mrs Ham said...

Absolutely stunning card Christine. You have created wonderful pieces of art with the stamp sets.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two beautiful cards Christine - love that first one, can see why you started with the ribbon. Blessings.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine I just love your work. You have such an elegant style with what you do. Your framed sentiment in the first one is awesome. I like the color and yes starting with the ribbon was a great idea. :0) Your second card is totally cool with the clear CS. Beautiful flowers and jewels. Fantastic cards!

Amanda said...

GORGEOUSLY STUNNING!!! Wow, Christine, you've made my jaw drop!! I love your cut away work and your beautiful coloring!! It all comes together in a great design for a Beautiful, Beautiful card! I love it :)

Sorry I am so late in posting tonight, it's been "One of Those Weeks", week :)

dpkennedy said...

These are gorgeous Christine! That first card is just stunning with the oval and the Lenten Roses!

Leslie Miller said...

Soooooo beautiful, Christine! Your first card is, yes, similar but different from my card last month. It's a classic design and I love how you dressed it up with that gorgeous ribbon. I'm inspired to get my clear cardstock out again after seeing your second card. Very pretty design on that, and the roses are divine!

Dawn B. said...

These are so pretty Christine.. You are always so great at using embellishments.. Love these. We missed you.

Diane said...

Wow...both cards are gorgeous....I love the one with the roses on it...it be used as a decoration its so pretty...clear card stock...never have seen it.....now have another item added to my ever goriwing "want" list!