Monday, April 8, 2013

For Mom

I used the Seize the Birthday sketch #12 to make this birthday card for Mom. I couldn't find a place to add "happy birthday" so I'll add it to the inside of the card.
The dsp is from a retired SU! scrapbook kit that includes the colors of artichoke and coral. I added some retired groovy guava card stock and ribbon that closely matched the coral colors, along with some cream-colored linen card stock for the base. The sentiment panel was cut with a SB grommet die, and the sentiment is by Verve. I attached it with 2 vanilla brads. The embossing folder is Honeycomb textured impressions by SU! and I hand-cut some hexagons from coral dsp scraps and inserted them randomly inside the embossed areas.
Since I used some snippets to make this card, I'm also entering it into Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground #67.



Spring is coming for a day or two and then we're heading straight into summer with temps in the 80's! WOW! I hope you're having great weather where you live! Thanks so much for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful Monday!

Carol

17 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic take on the sketch, Carol! Any mom would love this pretty card with the popular coral color!!

jimlynn said...

Don't you just love trying to cut those little DP hexagons just right!!! Looks like you did though. Great job!
Very pretty card and love that panel of DP behind the sentiment.
PRETTY!!!
Lynn

jimlynn said...

Oh, and BTW......So glad ya'll are finally getting some Springtime weather!!!!
Lynn

jimlynn said...

Back again......thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday this week too!
Lynn

Benzi said...

Super pretty card...love your scrap pieces for the various hexagons.
Wow~! The 80's will be awesome. I'm just in for a break from trimming my ferns. Yippee!!!

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous Carol!! Love the coral you used and those are cute little hexagons. I haven't played with my new SU Honeycomb folder yet but have wondered whether running a snippet of patterned paper through would give guidance when snipping the infills?

Hugs, Di xx

JD said...

Pretty card, Carol, great way to use those "snippets" Yes, isn't our weather wonderful today?...I'm soon getting off of the computer to enjoy that lovely outside weather while I can.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I would not even come close to getting such a good cut with those hexagons. Wonderful job with that. Your colors are very nice together and I like that sketch also. Very pretty and someone's Mom will be delighted, I'm sure. We hit high 60's today and have a couple more nice days, but then it is going back down to 50's. I hope we get a little of that warmer weather you're going to get so I can get back out in the yard. It has been in the 20's and 30's in the mornings though. I don't like that. Enjoy the week, my friend.

Sandy said...

What a fun sketch and you really made it come to life with that hexagon embossing folder you used. I love how you cut some of them with paper to filled in the hexagons in different spots. The brads on the sides and ribbon on the top are all great touches and I love the coral color with the green. BEAUTIFUL!

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful colors together and I love the added DP to the hexagons. Thank you for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday.

Wendy said...

Such a pretty card, Carol! Love those colors and your patterned papers! Today is my Mom's birthday so your card really grabbed my attention here. Love the Honeycomb EF! Lovely card, my friend!
Yes, it got really warm here yesterday. I was sweating my butt off giving Gigi a bath in the afternoon. It was 79 here! I seen 80's for the next several days! For once we're getting some warm breezes & lots of sunshine....i'll take it! Enjoy! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Enjoying the weather, here also! I went to work, while Jim grumbled out in the yard. Love this Mom's Birthday you have created with the awesome hexagons. I am sure if I tried to fit in ones like you did, I would go about it the hard way!

scrappymo! said...

That embodsing folder is lovely! The colours on your beautilful card are so nicely matched! Great take on that sketch.

Sue - said...

Beautiful card. Love the green and coral together.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a pretty card. Love the use of the SU embossing folder. I might just have to buy this one afterall!

xxx

Bubbles said...

What an amazing eye for colour you have - this is gorgeous!
Just visiting from the Crafty Snippets Playground,
Bubbles
at Patchwork Apples
# 35

Amanda said...

Gorgeous colour combo and I think hexagons are the coolest thing ever. Hugs, Amanda x