Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Hi Stampers!
Today I wanted to join a challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, HSS Theme Challenge #113, all about Mom.  Mother's day is coming up and I want to be prepared!  This card will be for my MIL so don't tell...
To add the challenge I used a new to me color combo.  A customer recently emailed me that she was in a bind- she was making invitations and ran out of So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Perfect Plum.  She had placed an order but didn't think it would arrive on time.  Could I help her out?  I did, and Sarah, I'd love to see what you came up with using this color combination.  I thought I should try it out!  Here is what I came up with:

As an aside, I used the color spritzer tool with my Perfect Plum marker, and I think this marker, of the old style, dates back to when I first purchased my Stampin' Write markers back in 1998!  These are some great markers!
I wanted to go for a shabby chic look, which I achieved with lots of layering and distressing.  I have found a great way to efficiently use my distressing tool.  Line up your card stock along the edge of your table letting it hang over the edge 1/4 to 1/2".  Hold card firmly and run the distressing tool over the edge very quickly without bending your card stock!  Go ahead and try it- it really works!
I used Field Flowers, Creative Elements, and Family reunion for my stampsets.
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Field Flowers stamp set #122760w 122762c
Family Reunion stamp set #122710w 122712c
Creative Elements stamp se #122645w 122647c
So Safron card stock #105118
So Saffron stampin' pad #105213
Bashful Blue card stock #105120
Bashful Blue stampin' pad #105209
Perfect Plum card stock #101889
Perfect Plum stampin' pad #101437
Perfect Plum Stampin' write marker #100035
Basic Black Stampin' pad #101179
Whisper White card stock #100730
Vintage Trinkets #118764
Antique Brads #117273
Color Spritzer tool# 107066
Stampin' Sponges #101610
Mat Pack #105826
Paper Piercing tool #116631
Cutter Kit #106958 
Square punch #119865
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Snail adhesive #104332


  1. Hey Mary when did you get a blog? This is super cool, now I can see what you are up to. I am in total love with your beautiful Mothers Day card. The double panel adds to the look and makes for an amazing card. A big thank you for joining the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. Smiles, Elizabeth

    1. Hi Elizabeth!
      The blog is new, just getting into the swing of things! Enjoyed your challenge this week, thanks,

  2. I admit I rarely use these colors alone, but I agree they make for a perfect color combo. I love the distressing, spritzing, and the combination of the stamp sets. Lovely card and I'm sure your MIL will love it! Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. I love everything about your card - the colors, the layout, the stamp sets you used. I love your use of the Wedding Suite set in the background! I don't have that stamp set but it is on my wish list! Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. I love the distressed layers and the soft colors you used for the flower image. So soft and pretty! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Mary this is sooooo beautiful! Everything about this card is subtle! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

  6. Very pretty card! So soft and delicate :)