Friday, May 04, 2012

Mother's Day Card 2012

Happy Pink Saturday Friends!!
I know it is still Friday, but it is time for 
I would like to share a Mother's Day card that I designed using some images from the Graphic Fairy and embellishments from
 Pro 31 Designs.
I was inspired by some challenges this week.  Let's start off with the 
Sugar Creek Hollow's and Berry71bleu's Mother's Day Challenges.
I was also inspired by the Shabby Tea Room Challenge (flowers, colors from photo polka dots and a heart).  You will see that I used one of my favorite stamps that I drew and carved in Ranger's Vintage photo Distress Inks. 
I used my stamps and did some embossing on the heart above, then used Ranger's perfect Medium pen along with Ranger's perfect pearls in perfect copper.  This inspiration came from the
Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  It is "Anything Goes" at 
Just keep Creating this week.
Nothing say's "Garden" like a bunch of beautiful flowers! So I will be linking up to the Tuesday Throwdown challenge!  Flowers remind me of spring!!  So I will be sharing with the Pink Elephant and There She Goes Challenges as well.
I used the free online program GIMP to create my papers!  I used this gorgeous flower image from the Graphic Fairy, first I cleaned it up and then added to it.  I also created the background paper with tiny roses, in GIMP as well.


Here you can see the back, the pretty colors from the inspiration photo at the shabby tea room.  I just love my favorite Champagne flatback pearls from Pro 31 Designs!!  They are my favorite bling!!  So I will be playing along with the Stamptacular Sunday challenge (Spring Bling).  Paper Sundaes this week ask that you used Pearls and Ribbon!!  Yummy!!
Of course there is a hidden tag!!  I will be sharing this week with the Stamp Man Challenge  (It is to use your favorite technique!!)and 365 Cards Challenge  (Your greatest talent) Which my favorite techniques and talent are using GIMP and Inkscape to create my own digital papers and patterns and templates.  Then taking those, printing them out and creating "ONE of a KIND" card and gifts!  I think this is my favorite challenge!!
I just found the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge blog!  Who doesn't love ribbon??  I have one more surprise!  This inner tag can hold a gift card!  See below :0)  I will putting a gift card for flowers in this for my Mother.  I will create another just like it for my Mother in Law!!  I will also do a video of it.
One last look at the card front!!

Of course I will with share this for inspiration at 
Make it Monday!! and Color Connection


Thank you for visiting!!
Hugs!!
Heather

47 comments:

  1. Hi Heather, Your card is just fabulous! I love Graphics Fairy, and you have really used her art in a beautiful way. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

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  2. wow! this is full of gorgeous embellishments!

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  3. Que projeto mais rico!! São tantos detalhes de impressão, pérolas, carimbos, além das cores e seu maravilhoso designer! Adoravel!!

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  4. Just beautiful. thanks so much for joining us at stamptacular Sunday this week
    Hugs Julie P

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  5. Hi Heather, yummy creation this week. I adore the hidden tag and the way you reversed the rose images. Congrats on your top pick last week, so deserving.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    Patti SCH/DT

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  6. Oh my, this is just stunning!!! Love the shabby chic colors and style and the pearls are just perfect!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week!

    Holly SCH DT

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  7. This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I especially love the looped strands of mini pearls!

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  8. I feel like a broken record but.....GORGEOUS!!!
    I love that background paper you created with the polka dots, roses and script!
    Hugs!

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  9. Sooo pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

    My Pink, I am also inviting you to link up with my color Connection meme.

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  10. Hi,

    Your card is so romantic & pretty.

    Glad you shared it on Pink Saturday.

    monah

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  11. It's a lovely card, love everything about it! Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  12. Wow Heather, what an absolutely gorgeous project - love everything about it! Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

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  13. So gorgeous! LOVE the vintage image and the practical use! :) Amazing creations!!! :)

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  14. Lovely card -- so many beautiful details in one of my favorite styles!

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  15. You crack me up girl LOL....absolutely gorgeous work!!!

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  16. This is just so gorgeous Heather, I love the vintage style and those fabulous images. Well done on creating digital files to use - I like to do that too.
    Thanks for linking to the Stamp Man's favourite technique challenge.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  17. This is my new favorite!

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  18. Heather,
    Thanks for stopping by my rose garden.
    I can see how you reflect roses & romance in your creative talents. What would we do without flowers!
    monah

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  19. Such a fabulous project with great details. Thanks for joining us on FSC.

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous!

    My Pink, have a great weekend!

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  21. I love all the touches of pink!

    Happy pink Saturday, Happy Derby Day and ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

    Please stop by and enter my celebrate spring/moms giveaway.

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  22. This is just so beautiful - I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes. Jenny x

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  23. Beautiful card!! Love all the fabulous embellishments. Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!

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  24. That is completely beautiful! Thanks for playing in the Tuesday Throwdown.

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  25. Lovely details and so pretty. Thanks for joining us at TSG this week :)

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  26. Heather
    This is gorgeous work, such shabby perfection.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  27. Love the shabby vintage creations.
    Thanks for joining us at 365cards!
    ~Michelle

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  28. Beautiful shabby chic designs.

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  29. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely...what a precious piece good luck with the challenges. It's well deserving. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Oh my stars, you are so talented, your work is breath taking. I subscribed on your other Mother's day card post but had to see what this card was. So glad I found your blog and will be looking forward to future posts.

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  31. Beautiful work Heather, gorgeous papers, love all your details...
    Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  32. Just stunning! Saw you on MIM and had to come take a closer look. Hugs, Heide

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  33. Totally gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.


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  34. This is beautiful and so sweet and ladylike-I love the images and the detail. I saw this on MIM

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  35. So so pretty! Saw you on MIM and had to come by to see more! Hugs, Kathy

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  36. Beautiful Heather!! I saw this on MIM. Gorgeous colors and design. Have a fantastic day! Gloria


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    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  37. what gorgeous Mother's day card :-) love the designs and colors too :-) Dropping by from Color Connection

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  38. Heather I love Shabby and Vintage and this is the best entry that I have ever seen on MIM and I have been following for a long time. Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring project.
    Stamping Shanni

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  39. GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS! Just absolutely perfect! Thank you for joining the challenge at RRR!

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  40. Beautiful! Love this tag! Thanks for playing with us at B71b!!!

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  41. WOW such a gorgeous Mother's Day card... adore the colours and shabby chic feel!! Thanks so much for sharing at B71B :))

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  42. This is so sweet and romantic!!! Great idea!!! Thanks for playing along at B71B!

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  43. gorgeous!! thanks for playing with us at B71B

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  44. DELISH TAG!! WOW! I just love the pearls and the images. So very sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at B71B.

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  45. Another gorgeous tag, love your style. thank you for joining us at B71B, channa

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  46. Oh WOW, this is really pretty, I love all the vintage details and beautiful colours.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :):)

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Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather