Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Perfect Sentiment: Mother's Day

It's time again for another challenge from The Perfect Sentiment. This week we are focussing on cards with a sentiment for Mothers Day, while using at least three of the five colors from the following "color story":I must say, I had a lot of fun with this one because I recently got some really pretty papers from my friend Daisy over at eclectic Paperie. Included among them was some awesome Basic Grey paper from the Porcelain Collection. The "Windermere" pattern is the one I chose, with these lovely colors similar to the ones in our color story. Here is the Mother's Day card I created:

Isn't the paper pretty? With all those birds and bird cages I figured I had to try to incorporate the Tim Holtz bird and cage into it, but was afraid it might be too much once I added the bird and my other desired embellishments. Well, this is one of those cards where I think "busy" works ;-)

I used chipboard for the bird cage and painted it with the Adirondak Matallics paint dabber in Pearl (also from eP). And the bird and wing was cut out three times- once with chip board and then again with Cameo Coral c/s and again with lace fabric. I attached the lace by brushing Mod Podge on the c/s covered bird and using it like glue- and then brushing a little more right over the lace. I added a tiny pearl for the bird's eye. Isn't she pretty?

Behind the cage is a flourish die cut and hanging from the cage's bottom is lace ribbon. Then I added some bigger pearls.

I tied my bow using my Bow Easy.... I love that tool! And the stick pin is one of many I recently made myself; another fun little project ;-)

So be sure to head on over the The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog for all the details on our Mother's Day Color Story challenge. Our sponsor this week is Shelly's Images and the prize will be one free digital image.
And for more inspiration, check out all the wonderful Mother's day color story cards we have for you from the entire design team here:
and our guest designer Chrissy

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Use it Tuesday: Anything Goes- with my hoarded supply of lace! :-)
Paper Pretties: Lots of Layers
Simon Says: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to make your own Mother's Day card with this fun and pretty color story. As always, I'd love it if you left me a comment; I always love hearing from you :-)
Wishing you many blessings today~

Items used to make this card:
Stampin' Up! Card Stock: Cameo Coral (textured); Wild Wasabi; Certainly Celery
PTI white card stock
Patterned Paper: Windermere from the Basic Grey Porcelain collection
Bird Cage and bird: Tim Holtz die
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die
Spellbinder's Tear Drop circle die
SU! circle punch
SU! small oval punch
SU! sentiment from "It's Your Birthday" stamp set
PTI "Mother" stamp from "Tags For Spring" stamp set
Ink: SU! Wild Wasabi; Tangerine Tango
Adirondak Metallics Pearl Paint Dabber
Lace ribbon
Metallic gold cord
Peach satin ribbon
Handmade stick pin
Mark Richard's 5mm pearls
Want 2 Scrap baby Bling pearl
Flower by Prima: "Symphony Blend Amoroso Pink" collection


Reny said...

What a beautiful card! I love those colors! They are among my favorites. Your design is awesome! Gorgeous papers too. I must look into making some stickpins. Thanks, Sarah, for sharing your beautiful work with us.

Sassy said...

Stunning, Sarah! Love all the different elements you brought together to create this one!

jennfontaine said...

I'm loving the colours! It is so pretty~you are so right that "busy" works for this card! It is stunning! I love the design on the bird~the lace and pearls on the bird cage and the perfect bow! The flower is beautiful~everything works together just wonderfully!

jan farnworth said...

so pretty love the bird cage element you added.

Margaret said...

Absolutely stunning card. There are so many textures and layers, I don't know where to look first. Gorgeous.

Scrappin Abby said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah!!! I can't even tell you how much I love this card. The layers/textures and details are just awesome. I don't think it's too busy...this is totally my style of card...great job : )

Karen Conner said...

I say busy is excellent! Your card is gorgeous!! Love the triple layered bird. Great job!

Jennipher said...

Absolutely stunning in every way! We are so blessed to have you on our team.

Sonya said...

WOW--what a stunning card! Glad you broke into that stash of lace and joined us at UIT this week!!

Sam Pirkle said...

What an awesome card. I love that birdcage. Tim Holtx is awesome.

The Paper Peasant said...

Sarah, you have such an artist eye and it certainly is demonstrated in this creation!!! All those wonderful details through ribbon and gems and embellishments!!! A precious creation this week for you!

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! LOve your colours and all these embellishments..Soooo pretty.

Tabitha said...

all I can say is WOW!

Sarah said...

Soo pretty! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!