Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mother's Day







I had a lot of fun making cards this week and ended up really loving most of them. But I think this is my favorite. One of those rare times for me when papers, colors and elements all really fall together well. I started with the JUGS #130 Zipper embellishment challenge--can you believe that a zipper can make such a gorgeous flower?! I also used the rest of the zipper as the "ribbon" strip across the front of the card--and decided that the flower was perfect for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday #197 sketch. And since the card is a 5.5x5.5 size and I was going to have to make an envelope for it anyway, I used the Paper Variety challenge to create a card and matching envelope that have at least common elements. You can see my envelope in the next two pictures.

On the front of the evelope, I used the same stamps as on the card and added a few matching pearls in the center of the green flowers. I think the flourishes create a nice frame for the name to be added later.

Then I got inspired and added "Happy Mother's Day" and a different flourish from the same set. I jus got this set last week. It is Elegant Flourishes by Clear Dollar Stamps and right now it is 50% off because it is retiring! So, if you like it, go grab it up before it's gone. The flourish, flowers and "love" are all from the set. It might have just become my favorite set. Very similar to SU!'s "Baroque Flourishes" (?) set that I have drooled over for years, but it's about 1/4 the price (or less)! The sentiment is from SU!'s "Messages for Mom" set.












13 comments:

Genevieve said...

Wow! Stunning creation & gorgeous little flower. Thanks so much for joining us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

The Stamper's Touch said...

How lovely!!! Such wonderful papers and I love that flower! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Linda

Kathie said...

Hi Heather this is a beautiful card, I love your colours and stamp you've used. I just adore your zipper flower I've been meaning to try one and still haven't go around to it yet. Your card is very elegant. Great card and thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-DT

Lynn said...

I can absolutely see why yuo love this Heather! The color combo is beautiful and I love the paper choices. Of course, the zipper flower is stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Heide said...

Heather,
What a great card. Love the swirls and flowers. Not o mention that wonderful zipper flower. So glad you could join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Suzy said...

Beautiful card Heather! Love the different colors of inks you used in stamping. Have a Happy Easter!! Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety.
-Suzanne TPV dt

mulberry station said...

Oh wow, this is a beautiful card. I can see why you love it so much. Beautiful colors and I love the swirls. The distressed look is very nice. Thanks for joining us.

Nancy SSW-DT

Theresa said...

this is awesome! thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

Jeannie said...

This is very pretty and I really like the matching envelope too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Sharon Basel said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Very elegant. I love that incredible flower and the wonderful swirl stamp. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Sharon, SSW-DT

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the zipper flower and your matching envelop is superb. Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Variety.

Sara Zenger said...

WOW! I love this! Great job on being ahead of the game for Mothers Day too! Thanks for playing along with us at TPV!

Elise said...

HEATHER! I am positively smitten with this stunning creation! LOVE the stamp work and your zipper flower is SPOT on! Love how you got the spirit of this week's JUGS challenge! THANKS, ever so much, for playing with us!