Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thank You Mom PPA199

So I was sitting on the warm sidewalk, soaking in the warmth from the sun, and browsing thru the newest challenges trying to decide which one to play along with.  I guess the warm sun helped me decide on the sun shiny colors over at Pals Paper Arts.  Below is the colors for us to play along with and I knew what kind of card I wanted to create...a Mother's Day card using flowers!  Nothing is more cheerful than springy flowers and these this combo is perfect!

I wanted a black chalkboard look for my background to help the flowers will pop.  I also used the hexagon hive thinlits die to add a bit of texture.  The flowers are stamped in so saffron and calypso coral on the coordinating color cardstock then cut out using the secret garden framelit set.  I also stamped a flower image from the petite petals set and punched each out in the same colors.  Added each to the center of the flower with a large pearl in the middle.  The leaves are in pear pizzazz and work perfectly behind the flowers.  Right at the very end, with the help of my friend as my decision maker, I decided to add half of a paper doily behind the flowers.

On the inside, I stamped another set of so saffron and calypso coral flowers with one more pear pizzazz leaf.  I always make sure to leave room for my hand written message.

Finishing up my post with a view looking down.
Now I am sure you are wondering why, if this is a mothers day card, that on the front, I don't say "Happy Mother's Day"?  Well its simple, I am saying "Thank You" because I am thankful for all my Mom does to help me when I need her.  Cause isn't that what Mother's Day is about?, saying "Thank You" for just being awesome!!
I hope you have enjoyed my card using this fun color challenge.  Don't forget to leave some "love", you know I "love" the read your comments!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, basic black, crumb cake, pear pizzazz, so saffron and calypso coral
Ink ~ so saffron, basic black, calypso coral
Stamp sets ~ petite petals, secret garden, lacy and lovely
Framelits ~ secret garden, hexagon hive thinlit
Misc. ~ large basic pearls, paper doily, gold bakers twine


Shannon J said...

Fabulous card Cynthia! I love the chalkboard as a background and the added texture of the hexagon framelit and the added white details are divine!

Rae said...

Fantastic Chalkboard idea! Thanks for showing us. Thanks for playing with the Pals this week!

Just a Thought... said...

WOW!!!! Absolutely love this card!! Fabulous job!!! Thank you for playing with Pals Paper Arts this week!!!

mamichelle said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!

Ginger said...

Very striking with the bright flowers against the black! Thanks for playing with the PPA this week