Monday, April 29, 2013

ABC Challenges - Mother's Day, Dynamic Duos #50 and The Corrosive Challenge Blog #173 - Mother's Day

Happy Monday dear friends and followers! Hope each and every one of you is having a most wonderful day (or week if you are popping in later).  The challenge this week at ABC Challenges is to make a Mother's Day card (or a card honoring Mothers).  This could be for a Mother-to-be, your own Mom, your Mother-in-law, your sister, your best friend... you get the idea.  This is the first time I've used the Stippled Blossoms stamp set and I love the results.  I even put a few more blooms on the inside - take a look:
As you can see I was really having a hard time getting the lighting just right at this time of day for the colors to show up correctly.  Here's another view with the sentiment.

I did the slightest bit of distressing on the sentiment and sponging across the embossed panel on the front and around the edges of the circles and the inside corners of the DSP as my Mom isn't really big on this style but it felt too flat to me without it. The finished size of my card is 5 1/2 square.  

I used the colors from the Dynamic Duos (DD#50) Challenge this week (see below) and the sketch from the
Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge  below (note: I'm not entering there because I didn't use a butterfly or fairy on this card - but I loved the sketch and wanted to give credit).  My colors like a bit orange in the photos but they are the Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride combo.  I am also entering my card in a challenge that I stumbled upon while perusing a wonderful blog by Kathy which is The Corrosive Challenge Blog #173 - Mother's Day.

I sure hope you will join us this week at ABC Challenges and share your Mother's Day cards with us. For challenge rules and to see the rest of the fabulous cards that the DT members have made all you have to do is click here and you will magically be there.  Thanks so much for stopping by today - I'm sure glad that you did. Til next time...hugs and happy crafting.  D


  1. I love your take on the sketch. I've printed it to keep it as a source of inspiration in the future. I really love the colors and the flower stamps you've used . This is a truly beautiful mother's day card!

  2. Love the way your card opens, this is beautiful!

  3. Love this flower in these colors! What an interesting fold!

  4. Wow! This is a stunner! Love the look of it inside and out!!!! Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos this week! ♥

  5. This is so pretty! I love the design and all the detailing inside. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

  6. Very pretty, Danielle! I love the fancy fold and the extra details you added to the inside. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)


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