Birthday, Distress Oxides, Fern Die Set, Florals, Gina Marie Designs, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Mom Flowers, Mother's Day, Tim Holtz, Water Colored Cards

Mom Flowers In Pink & Gold

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I’ve really enjoyed embossing these blossoms in a variety of colors and just had to do gold!  Colored with Zig markers, I fussy-cut them out and set them aside.  On a piece of white card stock, I heat-embossed in gold this very old Italian script stamp I’ve had for years!  Then I brushed Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink over it with a very soft makeup brush.
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I gold-embossed MOM onto a scrap of Bristol Smooth and created the ombre effect by placing a little color at the top of the letter, then used my water brush to pull it down.  I fussy-cut the letters so they’d fit better on my card.  The leaves are by Gina Marie Designs and I die-cut them from this interesting gold foil paper I’ve had on hand.  
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Lastly, I arranged the blossoms and leaves then adhered them with glue and foam tape for dimension.  No promises that this is my last Mom Flowers card!  😉  
Distress Oxides, Florals, Gina Marie Designs, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Mom Flowers, Mother's Day, Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Oval Dies, Tim Holtz, Water Colored Cards

Simon Says Stamp Mom Flowers!

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I can’t get enough of this lovely set, Mom Flowers by Simon Says Stamp!  For this card and the next one, I used pretty shades of gray and yellow Zig markers to color, after heat-embossing the blossoms in silver!  I stamped the background with Stampin Up’s Smoky Slate ink, then stamped MOM on a scrap of Bristol Smooth with Fossilized Amber distress oxide ink.  The sprigs are die-cut from silver foil card stock.
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Isn’t the sentiment over the MOM just so pretty and meaningful?!  I also love how the light reflects off the embossed flowers and the foil sprigs!
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The card didn’t seem complete until I added drops of yellow Nuvo Drops as accents.  These cards will be going to our local gift shop soon for Mother’s Day!
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I had this pretty patterned paper in my stash, and die-cut the ovals with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Oval dies, then attached them to the base card of white upon which I’d randomly stamped the blossoms in Fossilized Amber distress ink.  After embossing MOM onto another scrap of Bristol Smooth card stock, I sponged Fossilized Amber distress oxide ink around the edges and mounted it using a strip of fun foam to lift it up.  I arranged the blossoms and silver sprig atop the MOM strip, and then added Nuvo Drops in silver to accent!

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I think someone’s Mom will love this card!  🙂
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So many beautiful papers just waiting to be used!!  Look at this one with pinks, yellow and brown!  I love the vintage look of it; it reminds me of old-fashioned wallpaper!  My new set isn’t looking so new anymore!  😀
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers make it so quick and easy to color beautifully!
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I had die-cut this ornate frame from brown patterned paper in order to glue it on top of the fun foam one, but the foam frame stretched out a little so the paper one didn’t fit.  Oh well!  It still works!  😀
Big Word Thanks, Distress Oxides, Florals, Mom Flowers, Penny Black, Poppy Pattern, Simon Says Stamp, Stampendous, Tim Holtz, Water Colored Cards

More Penny Black Poppy Pattern!

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I just love this wonderful background stamp (Penny Black Poppy Pattern) and the pretty detail in it!  When I made my card last week for a challenge on my Facebook stamping group, I created several panels using this stamp and just finished them up!  This card features a brand new set by Simon Says Stamp called Mom Flowers in their Fluttering By series. 
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 After stamping a script stamp over the background panel in brown, I mounted it onto a layer of brown card stock, then onto a white base card.  I stamped out MOM and the sentiment in brown ink onto a strip of vellum, then attached it with two jeweled brads in green. 
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For this panel, I taped the four edges of my Bristol Smooth paper then smudged distress oxide inks (Carved Pumpkin/Picked Raspberry/Peeled Paint) directly on the Poppy Pattern stamp!  It was a little tricky but I love the velvety look of the oxides!  I spritzed the stamp with water then stamped it onto my card stock.  I dried with a heat tool, then used a black Sharpie to enhance the centers.  
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An interesting twist re: my sentiments!  I received Big Word Thanks from Stampendous recently and just LOVE the big words!  But there are no dies so with the help of my friend, Lynne Bunn, I used my Scan N’ Cut machine to create the YOU image, cut out several of them from black card stock and layered them for added dimension!  Voila!!  😀  
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Finally, I removed the tape which leaves a satisfyingly crisp border, and completed my card!  I like this one best of all the versions I made!