Wednesday, December 31, 2014

One for Mom

My card today is for the OWH sketch challenge #245. I've had this 12x12 BG Wisteria dsp for years now, and the patterns are so large I rarely use it, but I'm trying to use up my stash, so here goes. I added some pale plum, eggplant, and a medium blue cardstock for the scalloped top tag. I lightly stamped a Verve floral image behind the word "Mom" on the circle panel with pale plum ink. The tiny flowers were done with a SU! punch, and I added some plum ribbon with silver cording to the tag top. I added some amethyst gemstones from Pizzazz Aplenty to the flower centers as well as the sentiment panel.
I try not to send any holiday-specific cards to OWH because I don't know if my box will get there before their deadlines, so instead of "happy mother's day" I just used the word "Mom." This can be used for mother's day and/or just writing home to mom all year long. I'm always making cards months in advance, but unfortunately I don't always have enough cards made to send in a full box so this system works for me.
OWH Sketch 245

Thanks for stopping by and I'd like to wish each and every one a very happy, healthy new year filled with dreams come true and much love and happiness!
Bring on 2015!!!



Donna Hanley said...

I adore the colors in this card. You did a great job with this larger print paper. I really like the stamping behind the sentiment. It just gives it that much more dimension. It is a gorgeous card and sweet all at the same time. This one will bring a smile to any Mom's face no matter what the occasion or no occasion at all. Happy New Year!

aussie aNNie said...

Happy New Year from Australia, it is now 2015 let's hope for a better year. Love the card, style and gorgeous colours...xx
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scrAPpamondo said...

Wow oh wow!!!! Awesome! Marvelous it is to say too much few, this card is fabulous indeed!! If I had to choose mine preferred among all those beautiful cards that I have seen here, I would choose this!!! I'm really in love with it!
The colours palette is emotional, so sweet, love all these colours toghether and the background paper is too much beautiful, you have choosed very well! Love the simple and pretty tiny flowers with the gems inside, and the blue scalloped tag with pink lace! The sentiment panel is really useful and remind that every day will be the Mom's day... I'd really like gave me a card this way!
I wish you a very Happy New Year, Carol! Hugs

jimlynn said...

Fabulous mix on all that patterned paper! WOW! SO pretty and love the way you showcased the sentiment. A beautiful card Carol!
Happy New Year!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Carol! I love the color combo and papers. I think your system is working great and they prefer to have cards that can work for different things. I am so loving this card for a mother's day card! Hugs, Brenda

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I can not wait to be retired so I can create all day. As you know, I have plenty of the big pattern papers, also. This came out fantastic, Carol! You are always thinking!

Sybrina K said...

Carol, Great interpretation of the sketch! Love how you made such good use of those 12 by 12 papers. Thanks for the reminder about non-holiday specific cards. :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It is a gorgeous card made with gorgeous paper. You are right about the patterns being too large on a lot of the Basic Gray 12x12 collections. It took me a long time to learn not to buy them just because they were cool.... but to look for the 6x6 pad instead! Good plan for the OWH cards as well.

nwilliams6 said...

Great idea just going with the Mom sentiment. Beautiful papers and sketch. Hugz

Linda said...

Very pretty! Well done on using that dp. I esp love the sentiment with the stamped image!