Hello Blogger Friends!! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Springs has totally sprung in Pittsburgh. We are having some beautiful, warm days.
In fact, I turned my air conditioner on for the first time this season yesterday. It was in th high 80's and way too warm in the house for me.
Funny, but as I typed this I decided to re-open all the windows. It's early morning and still cool enough to enjoy the warm gentle breeze.
This weekend is Mother's Day. I am still working on my cards. Not sure where the days are going, I guess I need to organize my time better.
I give cards to my friends in church, and I have always passed them out on Mother's Day. For my mother-in-law, we will give her card along with her gift. Then for my daughter-in-law, I will give her card in person as well.
So I am ok with the delivery, I just need to get the cards completed. I have 5 done and am working on a 6th one. That's my daughter-in-laws and I always want that to be special.
Now, onto my card for today. I have been wanting to use the Stampin'-Up "Lotus Blossom" stamp set and I thought a Mother's Day card was a good opportunity.
This is a 3 step stamping set. My flower is stamped with tangerine tango first, then calypso coral and finally crisp cantaloupe ink. I really like the shading in the flower by using the 3 colors. Although there is a bit of a learning curve.
Stampin-Up has marked the flowers 1-2-3 so you know which order to stamp. And, they even have a placement guide on the stamps themselves. Just don't ink up the placement guide because it makes a wonky looking flower. I had to search YouTube to figure out how to use this set. Because, there were no instructions on the stamp set itself.
The background designer paper is from the Stampin-Up "gold soiree" collection. I layered it on garden green cardstock and then calypso coral for my base. This is such a beautiful collection of paper.
The light green panel is pistachio pudding cardstock and I used the Cuttlebug folder "birds and swirls. The "happy" word is from the MFT happy trio die-namics set. I finished by adding some calypso coral ribbon and a few pearls to complete my card.
The layout on this card is from the SCS Wednesday sketch challenge #539. So until next time.....God bless. Happy Mother's Day!!!
Stamps: Lotus Blossom (Stampin' Up), Happy Mother's Day (whipper Snapper Designs)
Paper: calypso coral, garden green, pistachio pudding, ww, gold soiree dsp
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Crisp Cantaloupe, pistachio pudding Accessories: MFT happy trio die, Spellbinders matting basics A & B & circle dies, Cuttlebug birds & swirls ef, calypso coral ribbon, pearls
I am also entering:
1. Bloggers Challenge is May Flowers.
2. Brown Sugar has a layers challenge.
3. Frosted Designs has an "all about Mom" challenge
4. Crafty Ribbons Challenge is anything goes with ribbon.
5. Addicted to Stamps challenge blog has a holiday challenge.