Monday, 20 April 2015

Happy Mother's Day -- Two Challenges

I haven't been entering as many challenges lately.  Life gets busy and some things have to give.  When I saw the picture inspiration over at the Stampin' Royalty Challenges, however, I knew I would be making a card for it.  The colours are, after all, my mother's favourites.  She may be gone but she will never be forgotten.

Mum loved flowers and the soft tones similar to Coastal Cabana.  For my base, therefore, I used the Coastal Cabana cardstock.  I added a layer of Gold Foil and then a layer of Shimmery White which I had first heat-embossed in gold using the Corner Garden background stamp.  I coloured some of the flowers and leaves with a light wash of Coastal Cabana and Pistachio Pudding ink using my Aqua Painter.  For the sentiment I cut out the "happy" from more Gold Foil and then stamped the "Mother's Day" using Coastal Cabana.

A few sequins scattered around with rhinestones in their centre, a double butterfly made from Coastal Cabana and Gold Foil, more rhinestones, and  my card was complete.

One thing that isn't visible in the photo is the Shimmery White paper on which I've stamped my images.  In real life there is a shimmery "sparkle" to the paper that makes the soft colours simply beautiful.

For more cards using this photo inspiration, check out the Stampin' Royalty Challenge.

And of course I had to enter my card into the Just Add Ink Challenge since I've used so many sequins.  For more of their wonderful cards, check out their site here.


  1. A gorgeous card Heidi, love the soft colouring and sequin centers, Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

    1. Thanks, Nikki. This card was such a joy to create.

  2. Heidi, this is such a beautiful card. I don't think I've ever paired gold with Coastal Cabana, but it looks stunning! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

    1. Thanks, Christine. I know what you mean. My first instinct would have been to pair the Coastal Cabana with silver but I love the way the gold looks against it.


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