Hello my friends! I am taking part in another Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop today. The theme for this month is All Things Floral. I hope you will check out all of the blog posts on this hop. There will be some beautiful cards posted by all 33 of us participating.
I wanted to use the Hydrangea Haven stamp set for this card because of the sentiment "to an incredible woman". I wanted to make a Mother's Day card for my older daughter. She has chosen to stay at home with her twins and she is an amazing Mom to them. Her hubby works out of town up to three weeks at a time so she is home alone with the kids a lot. She is doing an incredible job with these two and I am a very proud Mama bear!
Here is a picture of my cuties just because....
I have been wanting to try the Baby Wipe technique with this stamp so this was the perfect opportunity to do it. I put my baby wipe on a plate and added drops of Balmy Blue and Highland Heather re-inkers to the baby wipe. I used the baby wipe as my ink pad and inked up the solid hydrangea flower image. I stamped it on to a piece of Basic White cardstock. I then inked up the outlined hydrangea image on the baby wipe and stamped it over top of the solid image. The outline stamp has the flower and stem/leaves all in one stamp so I just inked up the top portion. I used the corresponding die to cut this out. The die cuts out the entire flower with the stem and leaves so I just cut the top portion to get the flower top.
I stamped the outline image of the stem and leaves in Garden Green ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I then stamped the solid image of the stem and leaves over top of that using Granny Apple Green ink. I cut this out using the bottom portion of the die.
I added my hydrangea flower and stem/leaves on to a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock that I used the Stitched with Whimsy dies on. This is a really fun die set that imprints a fun stitched shape into your cardstock without cutting it out completely. I matted this with a piece of Basic White cardstock and added this to a Highland Heather card base.
I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and cut this out using a die from the Hippo & Friends Dies set. I attached this piece to my card front using dimensionals.
I added a ribbon bow to my hydrangea to cover the spot where the flower top and stem meet. Since I made my flower in two parts there is a cut line where I joined them together. I used the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon that I coloured with my Highland Heather Stampin' Blends. I love this ribbon for this very reason. If you don't have a ribbon in the perfect colour, you can just create it by colouring it using a Stampin' Blend. I tied my ribbon into a bow and added it to my flower using a glue dot.
To finish off my card, I added some Pastel Pearls. I am so glad these carried over into the new catalogue. I think they are absolutely beautiful and have used two packages of them already. Now I will be able to keep using them!
For the inside of my card, I stamped the "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment from the Dressed to Impress stamp set using Highland Heather ink. I also used the long flower die from the Hydrangea Dies set to cut out the border along one side. I really like how this turned out.
Here is a picture of the inside of my card:
What I used for today's card:
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my card. Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there who are mothers, grandmothers, aunts or friends. We all deserve to be celebrated! Please click on the "next blog" picture to go to Tricia's post and keep hopping to see all of the gorgeous creations presented today.
Stay well and keep creating!