Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Trio for a Mom's Day Hop...

It's my pleasure to welcome you to this month's Stampin' Pretty Pals Blog Hop featuring projects for Mother's Day! If you've hopped over from the fabulous Melanie Collins's Oops A Daisy, you're right at the beginning of the Hop as I'm stop number 1. We hope you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find inspirational ideas for papercrafted creations showcasing all that Stampin' Up has to offer. Should you hop off course, simply click on any links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track! We're thrilled to have you visit and please feel free to leave as many comments as you'd like telling us what you think of our Spring and Easter-themed Hop...there are 13 blogs in all. Happy Hopping!


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For my project today, I decided to make a trio of Mother's Day cards for three of the lovely women on my husband's side of the family. I wanted to show how taking one idea can generate many cards. Each card was made in the same manner, just in different sizes and shapes: rectangular, standard, and square. These easy-to-create cards began with some Whisper White cardstock and two terrific stamps: Upsy Daisy and Butterfly Accent. First I cut the cardstock into the desired panel size. Using VersaMark Clear Ink, I then stamped the images across the paper and added a stamped butterfly before heat embossing with clear embossing powder. Next, I used the brayered/sponged sky technique to fill in my background, making sure to add the darker ink color toward the top and bottom with a sponge. Using a 2-Way Glue Pen, I then outlined and filled in each butterfly and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
To frame each image, I cut the corresponding colored cardstock and then, using a hobby knife, I cut out a frame and popped each up over my finished images for a "shadow box" look. Before adhering each to my cardstock base, I stamped "Happy Mother's Day" and added a strip of matching cardstock. Eazy-peezy and now I can help three of my favorite moms celebrate this special day!
BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up)** Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment), Upsy Daisy and Butterfly Accent Stamps; Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, and Baja Breeze Cardstock; Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, and Baja Breeze Classic Dye Ink; VersaMark Clear Ink; Clear Embossing Powder (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic)
HAPPY BEANS: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Brayer (generic); Sponge (generic)
**To order these or any other current Stampin' Up products, please email me HERE.

Thanks for "hopping" by!

More inspiring ideas await you at Mike Funke's Stampin'-Style, stop number 2 on the Pals Hop. Hop on over and see Mike's very cool and creative ideas. Click on any of the sites listed below to begin the Pals Hop. We're thrilled to have you visit and excited to hear what you think of our hop. Feel free to leave as many comments as you'd like along the way!

1. Regina Mangum Stampin' Bean

2. Mike Funke Stampin-style

3. Barbara Furlong The Love of Stamping

4. Debbie Pierce Stampin' Sunshine

5. Carla Bazhenow Carla's Scraps

6. Kylie Nicolosi Kylie's Crafty Corner

7. Sumaiyah Yates Stampin' Dymonz

8. Martha Stewart Seasons of Stamping

9. Jason Casper Jason's Stampin' Pad

10. Mary Fish Stampin' Pretty

11. Gina Shaw Cards by Gina

12. Kalshelia Lloyd Stampin' Fabulousity

13. Melanie Collins Oops a Daisy

24 comments:

Martha said...

Oh my goodness. These are beautiful! Great idea and beautiful colors. You always amaze me, Regina!

Melanie Collins (Oops a Daisy) said...

Beautiful Mother's Day cards Regina!!! I love the colors - so bright and Springy :o)

Carla Bazhenow said...

How beautiful!!! I so love them. Hugs,

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful images - love how you framed them!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Seriously!!?? These are awesome!!

True works of art, Regina.

Patti MacLeith said...

Another GORgeous collection from Regina! Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Oh Regina, these are SO pretty - the framing really makes them pop! Gorgeous!

Kylie said...

gorgeous cards! i love the framed look.

Terry said...

What absolutely beautiful cards!!
TY for sharing these gems.
I am going to do these right away.

lisa808 said...

Love your shadow box cards!

Anita said...

Wow! These are amazing.

Regina Cornelius regcorn@zoominternet.net said...

these are soooo striking!!! i will ahve to case these babies, for sure!!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Bean, what an incredible artist you are. These cards are so unique and so absolutely beautiful. All of the mothers receiving them will love them. I love how you showed one design in three different ways. You're absolutely amazing!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Gorgeous! I love how you showed the different sizes/shapes to illustrate how easily a card can change looks with just a tiny variation! Beautiful technique too! TFS!

Debbie Pierce said...

You are amazing!! I LOVE these cards, very creative. :)

Gloria Westerman said...

This is awesome......love how you pop your frame up .....will have to try that myself....thank you for sharing...

Margaret Moody said...

I just love your work, Regina! These are just gorgeous! Love the technique! You chose the perfect stamps and colors to use, too! You've inspired me to give this a try! Thanks for sharing these!

Kathy Martin said...

Wow, so pretty! :)

Mary Fish said...

White really makes a statement, doesn't it! Gorgeous trio. Hugs, M

Amy Hoffman said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! What a great idea! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Stampin' Diva said...

This is so case worthy!! love them. Great job

Lourdes Torres said...

How beautiful and cheery your cards are!! Love them.

Stampindad said...

Wow Regina! These are just gorgeous!! I will have to try this technique. Thank you so much for sharing!

tanveer said...

your cards are looking amazing.great job.
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