Saturday, April 29, 2017

You are So Beautiful - A Card Set

Last year at the place I worked, there was a Mother's Day card sale that I made cards for.  It was a fundraiser and I don't just mean that the money went to a good charity!  I am so blessed, they asked me to join again this year!  You'll probably get tired of seeing flowery mother's day cards, but I'm determined to share all of them with you.

This card was made using my Altenew Oriental Orchids stamp set.  I was inspired by my real life orchids that are currently blooming.  I had 8 (yes 8!) blooms on my plant and so I went for the same on this card.  I used Hero Arts inks on Bristol paper and then watercolored some for the background colors.  A delicate die cut to create a frame for my flowers and some sequins finish the card off.

On the inside, a simple sentiment to leave room for a heartfelt note - in coordinating pink no less.  I decided to play a little bit on the background watercoloring and matching different colors behind the die cuts.  All in all, a full set was sent for the sale.

Isn't it interesting how different the card looks by just changing up the background color?  Makes the flowers just a bit more vibrant.  You might be able to pick up on the sparkle - I covered all flowers using my Spectrum Noir glitter pen.  They look great in public, but these pictures don't really do it justice.

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday's Challenge 280/281: Anything Goes

Come join the fun.


  1. I never get tired of lovely flower cards like this. I am sure that these will be sold bfore you know. I especially love the combo of that big sentiment and flowers. Fab cards and I am looking forward to zee more!

  2. So very pretty
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  3. Great job on designing these cards. Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again soon. Leaving you with the inspiration of the Scripture in Jeremiah 17:7 which says, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord."

    JO ANN

  4. So gorgeous! Loving those stamps! TFS


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?