We are finally at the end of the Create with Connie & Julie – at least the end of new project posts – the site and all the projects will be there for some time.  This week our challenge was to create a Mother’s Day card.  And the featured products this week were Garden from the Heart and Messages for Mom stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini catalog.

Congratulations to last weeks winners of the color challenge – 1st place was Sandra, 2nd place was Lori and Honorable mention to Jessica.  Thanks to everyone that played along the entries were all great.  I hope you will play during this last week too.

This weeks challenge was so much easier for me – I love the Garden from the Heart stamps set – right up my alley.  And guess what I even used some more purple colors!  I used Perfect Plum and Pale Plum on this card.  I don’t use them often but they were perfect for what I wanted to do here.

I actually made the card and was happy with it but I kept looking at it like I forgot something.  I finally figured it out – so I came back and added one more thing.  The sprtizing with the Color Spritzer Tool – I used a Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker and just added some spritzing on the card.  For me that was it – exactly what it needed, something really minor but it was what it needed.

The flowers are stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink on Whisper White card stock.  I colored them with Stampin’ Write markers – Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum, and Pale Plum.  I also sponged the edges of the white piece with Mellow Moss.  A piece of Perfect Plum punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch is layered behind and a piece of Linen Thread is tied around the top.

I LOVE using Linen Thread – I even had a dream (or nightmare) that it was being retired and I had to order a whole bunch so I would never run out…..LOL.    The flowers on the bottom are part of the hat image and I carefully cut them out – that was the hardest part!  I’m not sure I would do that more than once.

I decorated the inside of the card too – stamped the hat in the corner.  The ribbon is also stamped on Perfect Plum card stock and cut out and glued back on the hat.  I like to use the 2-Way Glue Pen when working with small cut pieces or punched pieces.  The hat is actually colored in with a VersaMarker – it darkens the card stock just a bit.  I did spritz on the inside too but didn’t retake the picture.

I hope you like it. I want to find some other stamps to use with the same layout – it is very simple.

Here is a full list of Stampin’ Up! supplies for this card:

  • Kraft card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Perfect Plum card stock and Stampin’ Write marker
  • Pale Plum Stampin’ Write marker
  • Mellow Moss Stampin’ Write marker
  • Soft Suede Stampin’ Write marker
  • VersaMarker
  • Jet Black StazOn ink
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch (SAB)
  • Corner Rounder Punch
  • Garden from the Heart stamp set
  • Well Scripted stamp set
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • Color Spritzer Tool
  • Linen Thread

Check out what the rest of the Create team did with this challenge:





Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Stampin’!