Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mothers Day 2011

I’m back in my stamping land. Nothing like waiting until the last minute to make a card is there? I have been having so much fun entering challenges, that I completely forgot about making Mother’s Day cards.

When we left here last, we were supposed to go to my Mother’s for Easter, and come right back, but due to unseen circumstances, it took us longer than we expected to return. For Mother’s Day, (actually Saturday instead of Sunday) my DH will pick his Mother up at the nursing home and bring her down to our Log Home for the day. I will be staying down here, playing with my toys and cleaning for the get together on Saturday.
This is going to be my Mother’s Day card for this year. I will enter it in the HM&F  #94 challenge, although I’m not really sure if it fits the challenge (This can be traveling, or going, or anything that gets you from one place to another.) Right now I wish somebody was carrying me aroundSmile as I am very tired.

I chose the HMHH stamp Love Bunny for the main image, stamped on white cardstock with onyx black Versafine, and colored with Prismacolored pencils and Goo Gone. I used a SU black marker for the eyes on the adult bunny, and some black Inkssentials Enamel Accents for the eyes on the baby bunny. The tail on the baby bunny is a combination of Snow Writer and Polar White Flower Soft. The hearts were filled in with Xmas red Stickles. The main image was then cut and embossed with a Nesties circle die, and before removing the die, I sponged broken china Distress Ink around the image. The next layer (yellow) was just cut with a Nesties scalloped circle die, then I pierced each one of the scallops. The next layer is dp from a DCWV spring glitter stack, the corners punched with a ticket punch, then layered onto a piece of turquoise cardstock using a corner rounder punch, and layered onto a yellow base card. I attached yellow brads on the four punched corners. For the sentiment, I grabbed my trusty notebook with all my stamp examples in it to see what I wanted to use. I knew as soon as I spotted this Rubbernecker stamp called Some Bunny Text, it was perfect! I tried a new technique (to me) that I saw on Beate John's blog for wax paper resist. You just take a piece of wax paper, crumple it up and place it between two pieces of glossy cardstock, then iron. You can just use one piece of glossy cardstock, but by using two pieces of glossy cardstock you get two finished pieces to work with. You can not use photo paper for this technique, I tried it. After ironing the wax paper design, I sponged broken china Distress ink all over, then wiped with a paper towel, the ink does not stick to the wax, and comes right off. I stamped the sentiment with jet black Stazon, the glossy paper is slippery and very easy to smear, luckily I only smeared the “y’s” in Bunny a little, it was then cut and embossed with a Spellbinders fancy tag die, attached to the cardstock, and I slapped a flower brad on each side.

Thanks for stopping by, and I love reading your comments.


  1. WOW- BEAUTIFUL coloring, lovely sponging. Love these pretty colors too. An adorable of a HM card!! Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge! Sure hope to see you again next time! :)

  2. Such a precious image and colored beautifully. Who wouldn't want to be carried around and cuddled all day! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  3. Gorgeous card :-) the write up really made me smile ,,, being carried around !! a brilliant form of transport and one I would never have thought of :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. This is darling,the sentiment is such a perfect fit! Great travel card for our House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K


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