Thursday, March 8, 2018

Gray Mother's Day Card

I combined a few challenges to make this card, and although I'm not sure about the colors, I'm glad to have dug into my stash and used some long overlooked supplies. I found a partial pack of Prism paper cardstock in white, gray and black that I've hoarded for years and used the gray to die-cut the SB nested ovals with my Big Shot. I wove some SU! retired silver and white ribbon between the ovals and attached a little bow. The white panel was die-cut with a GMD stitched oval die and I placed a few clear gemstones on the upper right. The dsp is from the DCWV Luxury stack of pearlized papers and I used a matching Prism papers card base. The sentiment is by Inkadinkado and was stamped with Smoky Slate ink by SU!. I keep wanting to add a touch of pink somewhere because it's a mother's day card, but for the time being I'll leave it as is.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Double D challenges - "when skies are gray" - make a card using mostly gray

Cuttlebug Mania - ribbons and bows

Our big Noreaster fizzled out for the most part, but I am not complaining by any means! Bring on spring now and I think we've had enough "onion snow" as the farmers call it :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day whatever you do! Enjoy the sunshine!



Vicki robertson said...

Lovely CAS card, Carol! You've used one of my favorite SB oval dies.

Darlene said...

So very pretty ... love that ribbon treatment! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Skies are Gray’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Heidi Stamps said...

Carol, I really like this card! Grey is a very modern color and I think it really has a feminine look with that pretty bow that you added to your die cut. That is such a cute look, I mean to try it some day. Hope you have a good Thursday!

Liz said...

Lovely design in shades of grey, very elegant, Carol. xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You know I like monochromatic cards so I do love this one! I was wondering if you would add a touch... fizzle, fizzle, flop!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, a super monochromatic design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jean said...

I like the soft shades of grey in your card Carol. and the silver ribbon makes it look very pretty and feminine.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

I like the gray! It's different, unique, and absolutely beautiful!
Love the ribbon weaving too.
Glad all that nasty weather missed you. Spring will be here soon.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my, this is a very gray card. At first I thought you took a B&W photo of it. I do like it as it is unexpected in gray.

Claire said...

I like the monochrome design, its unusual and unique for a Mothers Day card, after all we all make pinky flowery ones so this is very different, makes it a classic ;) x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and I love the ribbon woven in the die frame that way.

scrAPpamondo said...

It's a very elegant card in grey and silver, the ribbon between the scalloped frame looks so creative and the tiny bow adds a lovely touch of sweetness!!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and love the ribbon through the lovely die...GJ Carol.
Stunning and creative card it's just beautiful.xx [aNNie]

aussie aNNie said...

Great interpretation of our challenge theme. Thanks for entering and showing your beautiful work at our "Skies Are Gray" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

Janice M said...

Great job on the all gray challenge! Love the way you wove the ribbon in the die cut, I've done that before but not with that particular die will have to give that one a try. We got now snow here, figured you at least got some? Oh well bring on spring I guess?!!

Diane said...

Beautiful card and love how you have added the pretty! Thank you for our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Wendy said...

Very pretty in this monochromatic colors! The ribbon threaded through out the diecut is just brilliant, Carol! And I also love the pop of sparkle from the ribbon! I'm thrilled that our recent storm was a flop! SO ready for Spring!

MaryH said...

Very elegant with the subtle grays and ditto for the pretty design. The woven ribbon through the spaces adds a lot of texture, and the background dp just completes this lovely card. Any Mom would be so happy to receive it. TFS & Have a great weekend.

Barbara said...

See what you can do with a look at some of your paper supplies that may be hiding in a drawer. This is so cool with the ribbon and will be a very nice card for Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double D Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Barbara, Design Team Member

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Carol! It's so elegant and I love the addition of the ribbon.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Jannie said...

It is a beautiful card but I know what you mean, especially for Mothersday it is nice to see some color. But it is still a beautiful card.

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