Saturday, April 25, 2020

Hugs From The Garden

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this last Saturday in April. Just wondering how this month passed by so quickly?

It's a warm and sunny day here right now. Rain is expected this afternoon. So I went out for a 2 mile walk this morning. It was early and quiet. I listened to some worship music and moved along at a nice pace. Now I hear the lawn mowers running and more people are out walking on my street.
When I came home my precious granddaughter was anxiously awaiting my Facetime call. She sent me a message while I was walking to call. She just got a new baby doll and she likes to go through a routine with me on Facetime. She changes , dresses and feeds the baby. Then I pick out the outfit she will wear for the day. It's the same thing for the past 3 days but she never gets tired of it. I am her cyber playmate (lol!).

Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I am featuring the new Garden Border and Gardening Hat & Gloves to create a Mother's Day card. It's my first for this year, but I make a lot and send them to my family and friends. This year they will especially like the kind thoughts. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card. 

Design Steps:
This week I am using the Splitcoaststampers sketch #798 for my card layout. As soon as I saw it, I thought it would work well for both of the dies I am showcasing today.
Next, I selected my designer paper and coordinating cardstocks so I could cut the die images in matching cardstocks. The designer paper is a vellum paper. I really liked the floral motif. By layering the pink cardstock underneath it will give the appearance of a pink background.
I cut the die images in pear pizzazz (light green) and the gloves in petal pink. These 2 colors are in the designer paper. The bands are cut in a fig cardstock. Also a color on the designer paper.
For layer 2 of the sketch I cut a piece of fig cardstock 1 1/4" x 5 3/8". I used a subtle pink ribbon to overlay the cardstock.
I wanted a small sentiment on the front of the card. I decided to stamp directly on the watering can. With the help of my MISTI, I was able to triple stamp to get the depth of color I wanted. Used a fig ink. I will have the Happy Mother's Day sentiment on the inside of the card.
I attached the die images to the front panel with double sided tape . On the garden hat, I used dimensional adhesive to lift it slightly off the background.
To finish off my card, I secured the image panel to the card base. I added a few pink rhinestones to the flower centers.
 Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.......God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Catz has an anything goes challenge with option to add sentiment.
2.  Creative Knockouts has a friendship challenge. 
3Krafty Chicks has an all occasion challenge. Mine is Mother's Day for a friend. That sentiment will be on inside. 
4Southern Girls has an anything goes challenge. 
5.  Simon Says Stamp has a flower power challenge. 


  1. Lovely papers and layout and a great design with your beautiful die cuts.
    Thank you for playing along at Crafty Catz this week.

  2. Super cute elements and details on your card. Love those little diecuts! Thanks for sharing your sweet creation with us at Southern Girls, I love what you've done for this challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

  3. Wonderful spring card, so full of color and lovely elements too! So glad you joined us for our Friendship Challenge at Creative Knockouts!

  4. So cute, those elements are adorable. Thanks for joining us at the Krafty Chicks Challenge, hope to see you again!



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