Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mom's Day...


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The fabulous Claire Brennan offered up this very cute sketch and I knew I had to make just one last Mom's Day card for a special mother...aren't they all special? Ever since I had my own little boy, I've had a much deeper appreciation for my mom and for all the tireless women out there who do so much for these little ones to make sure they grow up into good, strong people.
For this card, I decided to use a favorite color combo of plum and green. Using the sketch, I cut out a circle window large enough to accommodate my simple, yet pretty, sentiment. I replaced and flipped the smaller circular elements with these punched flowers and added some nice little buttons. For a final touch, I used dimensional pearls in alternating colors around the "frame" - now off to the mailbox to make sure my card gets there in time for the big day!
BEAN NOTES: Verve Happy Mother's Day (sentiment) Stamp; Stampin' Up Perfect Plum Craft Ink; Papertrey Ink Pretty Pastels Designer Paper; Plum Textured Cardstock (generic); SU Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla Cardstock; SU 5-Petal and Spring Flowers Punches; Green Buttons (generic); Plum Embroidery Floss (generic); Adirondack Lettuce and Wild Plum Dimensional Pearls HAPPY BEANS: Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities; Big Shot

16 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

very pretty Regina!!! beautiful colours and a fab big sentiment!! Thank you for playing along!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, love the pearls around the edge. Pauline x

Angela Mclean said...

SUPER card design... love the aperature very much. Colors are ace too!
Angela xxx.

Cheryl said...

Very clever! I love the colors you used, too.

cristinoel said...

That's a clever use of the sketch and very pretty card.

Pat said...

Terrific! Great card, colors and design.

Margaret Moody said...

Another beautiful card, Regina! I love the plum and green! I also love the pairing of the stamp you used with the punched flowers! They look like they were made for each other! So very pretty!

Rebecca said...

great card! I love the cutout circle in the middle. Fabulous!

Pam~ said...

Awesome card...love your design!

Cards by Gina said...

Beautiful, once again! I just love visiting your blog!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love your design!!! Hugs,

Helen said...

Wow, this is simply GORGEOUS!! I love it!!

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Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a beautiful card for Mother's Day. Excellent take on WMS challenge. I like how you made a window with the largest circle.

Mary Fish said...

Wild Plum dimensional pearls . . . you have me drooling over those guys. What a clever translation of the sketch! Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

WEIRD that I just got this notification from April 29th! Lovely card, Regina!