Mother's Day is coming up in about a month and you're going to need a card for that special lady! In the next couple of weeks I'm going to show you some different designs in the hopes that one of them will be just right for your mom. This card is just right for the mom who loves vintage, pastel and delicate. It features the Stippled Blossoms stamp set and the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper.
This is the Mojo Monday Sketch for Challenge #393. I was intrigued by the unique shape in the middle and I had to try it out. Although it looks too modern for a vintage looking card, using a pastel cardstock like Crisp Cantaloupe made it work.
- The Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set was used to create the flowers on the center circle panel. This is a Two Step Stamping set and the Stamp-a-ma-jig was needed to get the second step located accurately and also to get the leaves and the two roses placed correctly. If you are unsure as to how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig, click on this link to take you to one of my video tutorials on just that topic. I even used the same stamp set for the video.
- You'll notice that one flower overlaps the other and both overlap the leaves. This is done by using a masking technique. I stamped the solid image from the set on a sheet of Post It Notes, then pulled off 2 sheets and cut out the image, making sure to leave some of the sticky adhesive at the top. That gave me two masks. I stamped the Crisp Cantaloupe image and then used one of the masks and lined it up with the rose. I stamped the Sahara Sand rose. Part of the image overlapped the Crisp Cantaloupe flower, but the mask took the ink and left the Cantaloupe rose intact. It looked as though the Sahara Sand flower was beneath it. I used the other mask to cover up the the Sahara Sand rose and stamped the leaves where I wanted them
- The background DSP is from the Something Borrowed collection and the smaller doily is from the Artisan Embellishment kit. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched using the Word Window Punch.
- The circles for the main image were die cut using two Circles Collection framelits. The smaller was used to cut the image and the next larger to cut the Crisp Cantaloupe matte. I glued them together, but used my paper snips to trim down the Cantaloupe circle so that it was just a narrow margin around the stamped image.
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