Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Happy Mother's Day

I made this card with a new challenge blog in mind called The Library Challenge hosted by Marina from My Perfect Life.  Its a great idea for those of us that like to indulge in a good book.  Each challenge is a based around a novel and you can take inspiration from the book cover that Marina uploads, the story or the title.  

The challenge running at the moment until the 10th March is the classic Pride & Prejudice and I took my inspiration from the beautiful book cover and part of the title.  Pride and moms go hand in hand so with that in mind I made a Mother's Day card.  

Thanks to terrible dull weather the flowers look quite gordy on the photograph but they are a little more subtle in reality.  I started by stamping each of the flowers and leaves one by one in Versamark and then embossing with antique gold.  I coloured them with alcohol pens, added the sentiment and left it at that as I felt it didn't really need anything else.

This is a slightly better photograph so you can see the embossing, it reminds me of a technique I used to do at School with silk and hot wax, sometimes the simplest of ideas give you the best results.

Challenge Links...

The Library - Pride & Prejudice
CAS on Friday - OLC
Stamping Sensations - Anything with Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Delight


  1. I love the gold against the red - so sumptuous - I think this reflects the cover really well. Thanks for joining The Library.

  2. I love how you interpreted the book into a Mother's day card! What a beautiful bouquet of flowers with that gold embossing and great coloring! Stunning card!

  3. Gorgeous card, Claire, the flowers are beautiful. xx

  4. Hi Claire, a lovely cas design for your Mother's Day card, love the gold embossing against the red on the flowers. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  5. A really striking card and the gold embossing works really well with the lush colouring of the blooms, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. The gold embossing is fab with the red, I love the way you've painted them. I really don't need a new challenge but I'm going over to look anyway. x

  7. Hi claire,
    what a very gorgeous card you have created.
    Love those wonderful stamped flowers and the colours are so pretty.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Hey, always post Great Post. keep it up.

  9. What beautifully, vibrant colours!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  10. Very pretty flowers. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this month. Judy DT

  11. Beautiful one layer card! I love the flowers and the bright colours. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

  12. Awesome design! Love the great contrast of the red and the white! Thank you for playing along with our "Floral Delight" Challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a great weekend and happy crafting,

  13. Show your dad love by give him a gift on this father's day and wish him father day veru well.
    nice post thanks for share!
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