Saturday, May 10, 2008

My mother, my friend

Here is the card that I came up with for Mother's Day this year. It is totally inspired by Beate's sample for the Thumping technique. As soon as I saw her card, I had to order the Pretty Petals background and try out the new technique. I also got my color inspiration from her. So thank you Beate!!! I started off by doing my background and it was so easy!!! I just inked it up with Certainly Celery and then took my Taken With Teal marker and thumped it around the stamp. After you stamp it down, it gives it such a beautiful, almost marbled look. I can't wait to try it out with some other stamps! I found this sketch by Jen to use. Isn't it a cool layout? It also still showed a lot of the background which was perfect to show off this new technique. My main image is stamped using the Butterfly Kisses set from Papertrey Ink. First I stamped the solid butterfly in Taken with Teal and in Certainly Celery, then I inked up the lines in Taken with Teal and stamped them on the Celery butterfly. I cut out this image and glued it on top of the solid Teal butterfly. I then took my paper piercer and poked a few holes. To finish it off I added a flower from the Spring Flower punch. The image is mounted on Taken with Teal, then Kraft and raised with a dimensional. The Celery cardstock is stamped with the Canvas background. I've been waiting to use this sentiment from Gina K. It came with one of my orders and it is such a sweet saying. I hope that all the moms out there have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow and that y'all have a great time celebrating with your families!!!!

Stamps: Butterfly Kisses (Papertrey Ink), Canvas, Pretty Petals, Gina K
Paper: Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Kraft
Ink: Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal, Palette Noir
Other: Celery grosgrain, Spring Flower punch, Orchid dewdrops, paper piercer, dimensionals, mini glue dots
Technique: Thumping


Leslie said...

Kim, this is GORGEOUS!

Rachel Hope said...

Love it...great colors!

Anonymous said...

I love every little thing about this card..It's B-eaut-ti-ful!!! :) Kathy

Julie Koerber said...

This is such a pretty card! I love all the elements that you put on it - makes it so interesting and pretty!!

Danni said...

What a great card! I really like the way you did the butterfly!

Tracy H said...

GAWGEOUS! What a cool technique too! I will have to try it out! Thanks for sharing, my oh-so-talented friend!!!