Monday, April 7, 2014

Wonderful Mother - Mother's Day Card with Spiral Flower Die

Pin It Now! Spring is finally in swing!  I'm thinking ahead to Mother's Day, and bringing the sunshine indoors with this fresh color combo at Hand Stamped Sentiments...Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green, and Crushed Curry.

Do you ever make a card that requires you to tear into every corner of your craft room?  This is one of those!  I loved making it, but it took me 'round the crafty world, so to speak. Big Shot - Glue Gun (blistered thumb) - sewing machine in the far corner - heat embossing drawer - the punches - oh, and the box of SU goodies that was laying on the floor waiting to be unpacked!
The Originals Spiral Flower Die makes every card it sits on EXTRA special.  And that's what my mother-in-law is, so this will be headed her way next month.  Core'dinations makes these flowers so much easier to work with.  You can really grubby this cardstock up and it doesn't tear!  
Inside, a cluster of flowers from Simple Stems.  I have made a habit of adding a layer to the inside of my cards to strengthen it  and give a little more depth.  
I'm using our color combo at HSS, but also I'm playing along with Pal's Paper Arts.  Click the pics below to visit the sites for plenty of inspiration!

By the way, the sketch for this card is something I grabbed from page 99 of the Idea Book.  Different elements, but great looking layout!

STAMPS:  Chalk Talk, Delightful Dozen, Simple Stems, Blessings From Heaven
INK:  Versamark with clear Stampin' Emboss, Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green, Black Staz On
PAPER:  Afternoon Picnic DSP, Gumball Green, Coastal Cabana Core'dinations, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Basic Pearls, stitching
BIG SHOT:  Originals Spiral Flower die, Secret Garden Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Tasteful Trim
PUNCHES:  Scallop Oval


  1. Lovely colors, perfect for a MD card, she'll love it! So happy that you played with my PP "three spree" challenge too!

  2. Erika, this is gorgeous! So many beautiful details--the stitching, the pearls the scallops. I really like the chalk talk die as a backdrop for the flower. Great job with both challenges! Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at The Paper Players!

  3. Oh wow, this is gorgeous, Erika! I agree with Nance, so many beautiful details and your stitching is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

  4. Fabulous mother's day card. Love the rose and all the elements you used to make this card so special. We're so lucky to have as a designer for HSS.