I'd like to make a few Mother's Day cards for the troops to include in my next box to them. This Hero Arts Heart Flowers stamp is so pretty, but I sometimes don't know what to do with it. Other times, however, I do have a creative idea and oh. my. gosh. Am I happy or what?
My favorite purple in all of SU's color families is Almost Amethyst. It's so spring-y and soft and pretty. I used markers to color the stamp, pearls to accent it, and ribbon to anchor the flowers on the card. Note that the ribbon is attached using the one-hole technique explained by LeAnne Pugliese.
After hemming and hawwing for about ten minutes, I decided to put the sentiment inside. Every placement option on the front just seemed wrong. How I wish I were decisive and confident about these things, or at least had, you know, a good reason other than "just seemed wrong" to put the sentiment inside. Instead, I confess I really liked this card as it was and was scared I'd ruin it. It's just so girly and delicate and soft.
And don't you just LOVE that border punch? Martha did it again.
Personal Note: It ended up being too cold yesterday to sit on my concrete garage floor and de-mold the dresser, so I went to my craft room and made five cards...two of them good. Sigh. Anyway, when the dresser is finished, I'll definitely post some pictures of it and the rest of the bedroom set that belonged to my great-grandparents, as well as the grandfather clock built by my grandfather.
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: SU almost amethyst, mellow moss
paper: PTI white, SU almost amethyst
accessories: MS border punch, sheer ribbon, half-pearls