Friday, May 31, 2013

My MIL's Birthday Card

Well, camera battery recharged without a hitch. I'm awesome. Or not.




The punches are my new Martha Stewart hydrangea punches, which look so lovely layered in colored card stock. I've purged so much colored card stock lately, it's a miracle there's still some to work with. Oh, wait. I had a million pieces of card stock, so if I purged, let's say, 75%, that means I still have 250,000 sheets.

But I was an English major. Maybe I did the math wrong.

The card stock is Papertrey...I think they are terracotta tile (or maybe canyon clay...not sure) and melon berry. They are among my mother-in-law's favorite colors, so she's getting this card for her birthday.

At first, I only had the large flower on here, but it looked too plain. So I added the two small ones, moving them around until I found a nice balance.

Those hydrangea punches are DA BOMB.

Have a lovely weekend!

Supplies
stamps: Gina K (sentiment, Hello Sundshine), Hero Arts (background, discontinued)
ink: Memories Sand, Archival Ink Sepia
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: Martha Stewart punches, glue pen, light brown half pearls



12 comments:

  1. Very nice colors. You put the punches to good use :). LOL at your card stock comments.

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  2. I love these colours myself and well done flashing those punches! Your flowers are fabulous.

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  3. Such a lovely design. Yum, yum!

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  4. I love this...it figures the background stamp would be discontinued, because that's what I love the most!!!

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  5. Very Pretty!Love the design!

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  6. Very nice card--I like the block of color especially. Martha Stewart Punches: I really like her punches--they punch thin paper without sticking, unlike my other punches. I have a Cuttlebug and some dies, but I still find I can grab a punch and punch one or multiple shapes faster than I can get the same amount done with my bug.

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  7. so pretty, Susan :) Love how the sentiment colour blends right in :)

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  8. Lovely- really beautiful card. And I love your colours. :)

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  9. If I were a M-I-L, I'd be thrilled to get a card like this. I, too, am drawn to the background stamp. You did a beautiful job with the hydrangeas. They added just the right touch. So glad you got your stupid camera back in line.

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  10. This is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen, Susan! It makes me oh! so happy just looking at it - thanks for starting out my day with lots of smiles!

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  11. Since the grandkiddies broke my camera three years ago, I just haven't had a real one. I've been relying on my iphone, which seems to do alright. Your card is gorgeous. Truly something a mil would love. That punch is cool. Bev

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  12. Love the color combo and design of this card, Susan! Loving those sweet flowers, too...I'm sure your MIL is going to really appreciate it!

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