Friday, May 15, 2015

A Card for Mother's Day!

This week's challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is a color palette challenge, courtesy of Design Seeds. My Outlawz Coloring Challenge teammates, Carla, Penny, Karen, Vannessa, and I challenge you to use create a project for this challenge using the color palette below. You can use any coloring medium you like, just as long as you color! 

Our May sponsor at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Sweet Pea Stamps, who is offering our lucky winner three digis of his/her choice from the Sweet Pea Digi Stamp Store.  Play along with us for your chance to win!

I know that Mother's Day was last Sunday, but my mother was out of town and I knew I'd be visiting her this week, so I hand delivered her card, which uses the color palette.

Here's the color palette.

Here's my card!

My mom loves flowers of all sorts, so I decided to use my new Build a Bouquet (Stampendous)stamp set and the corresponding die set to create her card. The vase, roses, hydrangeas, and leaves were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, then die-cut with the Build a Bouquet die set. I must say that I really enjoyed coloring the stamped images and was delighted about how well the dies worked with them.

I wanted the focus to be on the beautiful bouquet, so I kept the card's design fairly simple. The bluish patterned papers, from a 6x6 pad by Bazzill Basics, and  white patterned paper, from a 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye, were die-cut with the same die from the 5x7 Card Creator Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders). The blue patterned papers were layered onto off-white cardstock to form the card front. The City Girl Edger die (Cherry Lynn) and a nameplate (Spellbinders) were used to die-cut the white patterned paper, which had already been die-cut to the correct width.

The City Girl Edger die-cuts were adhered to the top of the card front and over the seam of the layered blue papers. The next step was to position and adhere the vase, flowers, and leaves. The roses image was popped up a bit with some scraps of cardstock.

The sentiment (Purple Onion Designs) was stamped onto the nameplate, which was then adhered to the card front.

By the way, my mom loved the card!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges.
Cherry Lynn Designs Blog Challenges: Roses
Scrapbooker PhD Challenges: Mother's Day/Flowers
Scrapy Land Challenges: Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous card! I love those stampendous stamps and dies! Your flowers are colored beautifully! Love all the dies you used too! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #17!

  2. So, so gorgeous, Kathi! Love the sweet image and your coloring! Your die cuts are fabulous--love the way you used them in your design! Really pretty bg paper, too! :^)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Fabulous card and I love this die set (I have it too). Love the lacy borders too. SO glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  4. Beautiful ! Love the colors of your bouquet of flowers! Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs.

  5. Beautiful coloring and colors. I love how you used the border die. It looks like a lace tablecloth. Thanks for joining us the week at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  6. Very classy card, Kathi, beautiful coloring on the image and your Cheery Lynn edger adds a touch of elegance. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  7. wonderful use of the colours. lovely dies to compliment too. Thanks for joining us for our 'Mother's Day + Flowers' challenge #23.
    Alicia (Scrapbooker PhD DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  8. lovely card, i love the stamp and ribbon punched laces, thanks for taking part in scrapyland challenge :)

  9. Your card is so soft and pretty Looking!

  10. Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along in our challenge at! Hugs, Rosie