Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Inspiration with Barb


It's Barb and I am back with some more Mother's Day Inspiration for you! My mother is the most amazing lady. She has a heart of gold and is always there when I need her. I wanted to create a special card for her. Quick Quotes has so many beautiful lines of paper sometimes it is hard to select just one! For my Mother's Day Card, I decided to use the Dreamscape Papers! Gorgeous!

To try something different, I created a trifold card. The papers in the Dreamscape collection are very elegant and I didn't want to overwhelm the card with embellishments so I kept it fairly simple. I also wanted to be able to write a nice note to her so I left the space in the middle of the card for me to handwite a message.

This flower was simple to create. I took 3 circles/ovals in various sizes. I then used the PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Bicotti around the edges before rolling the edges up a bit. After that I layered them and added a flower center to complete it. Quick Quotes double sided papers work perfectly for these type of flowers because you get to see the other color/pattern when you roll the edges of the flowers.

Since we are focusing on the PowderPuff Chalking Inks, I thought it would be fun to show you how perfect they are for vellum when embossing! Here is a quick tutorial I created for making the vellum embossed square you see in this picture.

I started with 1.5 inch vellum squares. Using the Very Berry PowderPuff Chalking Ink, I gently rubbed the ink pad over the top of the vellum square. These inks work perfectly for this type of project! If I had a spot that was too dark, I gently rubbed the ink pad over it again to even it out. Be sure to let the squares sit for a few minutes to dry.

I then placed the vellum inside one of the small Cuttlebug folders and ran it through my Cuttlebug to emboss it.

To finsh them off, I used my Purple Passion PowderPuff Chalking ink to lightly go over the embossed part of the vellum and around all the edges.

Here are the vellum squares all completed. I used a spary adhesive to attach them to my card. This is the perfect way to make a matching embellishment for any project! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Mother's Day to all of the amazing mothers out there!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Dreamscape Papers: 100, 300, 400
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Very Berry, Purple Passion, Biscotti, Blue Moon

Other Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Flowers, Chipboard: Michaels
Flower Centers: Prima
Punch: Martha Stewart
Other: Ribbon
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