Saturday, April 22, 2017

Not Your Typical Mother's Day Card


This may be the mother of all snippet cards I've ever made. The background was made with squares of Lawn Fawn plaid papers and strips of assorted cardstock to make a colorful statement!  After it was finished it reminded me of an old quilt which is how it came to be a mother's day card. After adhering the snippets onto a piece of black cardstock, I embossed the whole thing with a Sizzix plaid embossing folder. I added a SSS "Happy" die cut, along with an Anna Griffin Mother's Day die cut, and placed it all on a black card base. I added a few random tiny colored gemstones to add some feminine touches since there are no flowers on this one. Click the photo to enlarge and you'll be able to see the gems better.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges :


Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #3 - Outstanding Occasions (Mother's Day)


Thanks for checking in and I hope your weekend is a total blast!

Carol

20 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

This is a fun, pretty Mother's Day card. You did a great job of using up some snippets. We are still having some dreary weather, but are hoping for some sun tomorrow. Have a good weekend.

Heidi Stamps said...

I think it is such a fun card. The background reminds me of a homey, comfortable quilt. Definitely a great Mother's Day card.

jimlynn said...

Holy Moley Carol!!! That really is the mother of all snippets! You get a big Wow on this. Love all the plaid paper snippets too! Very pretty card
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

You has been so clever to use the plaid embossing folder to give texture to your own plaid patchwork of sraps!! Such amazing look have this colourful card! It's very happy and the black and white diecut sentiment give it more brightness! Lovely touch with the tiny gems, too, a fab and feminine Mother's day card!

cotnob said...

A lovely bright card Carol, a fabulous design.
Pauline
x

Susan (rainy) said...

What a great way to use all those little snippets of paper!! Love the quilted look. Beautiful card, Carol. :)

Wendy said...

How pretty, Carol!!!! Love all those pretty pops of color and how you then embossed it! I just ran across this particular embossing folder and made sure I put it in front to remind me to use it. It collected ALOT of dust in recent years! LOL Love how you diecut the words...such a neat font, too! It is the perfect Mother's Day card! Great job!!!! :)

Stampsnob. said...

OMG this is gorgeous any mother would love it .............Lis

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

BAM! You rocked the snippets!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

This is an amazing and awesome card!! Love this! The xolors, the writing, and the background is just great! Excellent job on this one for sure!!

Nancy K said...

Beautiful "quilted" card design! Way to use up those paper scraps! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Lawn Fawnatics!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You've out-snippeted yourself, Carol!!! How fun!

aussie aNNie said...

Love this card Carol, so different. Also your sailing card below is so nice, hubby is out sailing today..xx
Thanks for taking time to comment while I was away on my scheduled posts. Greatly appreciated.
[aNNie]

Di said...

What a fabulous card Carol - brilliant use of snippets. And it looks just like a quilt too - perfect in every way!

Great to see you in the Playground again!

Hugs

Di xx

Janice M said...

What an awesome use of scraps!! I think it would have made a great Get Well card also or if done in pastels a baby card.

laurie said...

What an awesome background..love the colos! Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers...so glad you joined us!

Julie B said...

Great use of all your snippets, such a colourful and cheery panel.
So pleased you joined us at HLS anything goes with dies. :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
what fab use of snippets and the colours are so very pretty, and your design is ace.
Congrats on being featured in the playground this week with this super creation.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Carol what a stunning creation....love it!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

scrappymo! said...

What a fabulous snippets card. This is just wonderful!!!