Friday, May 4, 2012

JAI 116 Just add mother

Hello there,
well I'm back in chilly Canberra this week. Its been nice to get home and the chill factor at night, which I don't mind actually, meant I could pull out the down quilts - love snuggling up in that warm fluffy softness! I decided to inject a little bit of bloom into this weeks Just Add Ink challenge as this weeks challenge is all about the special women in our lives. Mothers Day is just around the corner here in Australia so we want you to Just Add Mother - or any other special woman in your life - and let them know how special they are.  I had organised ahead to make my mothers day cards (see previous post), in an effort to deal with our school holiday break, but my Mum's birthday is only a week apart from Mother's Day so I wanted to make a special card for Mum. Here it is.

The design for the front of this card, changed completely, right at the end. You know when you get that feeling that somehow just something isn't working for you! As part of that rearranging process when I was playing around with my bloom die cuts the idea occured to me to mount the rose on an oval and then have the flower stem coming up and then under the oval. I also had to stamp the sentiment up far enough that there was room for it to go all the way across - leaving a gap below - which I filled with a little scrolly stamp. Adding a little touch of leafy detail. The making details are I hope fairly apparent. The only point I might mention is that I rock and rolled the flowers to get the varigated effect and they were finished off with a little subtle glitter.

Sending smiles your way too :) Thanks for visiting.

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Kindness Matters (SU!), Rosie Posie, Enjoy the Ride, Little Labels (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Rosie Posie and Little Labels dies (PaperTrey Inc), Picnic Plaid impression plate (PTI), Scallop Square BigZ die, Classic oval and scalloped oval nestabilities (Spellbinder), Piercing tool and mat pack, Atyou Spica glitter pen, Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. Kim it sounds super cold in Canberra at the moment - not sure I want to be there for convention in the freezing cold!!!
    You card is stunning and that flower just tops it off.

  2. I love how you have incorporated your greeting and oval punched flower head into the main flower image on your card, very inspirational. I am sure your mum will love this card for her birthday.

  3. This is a lovely card, Kim. I love the textured background, and your layering of all the elements of the flower.

  4. Beautiful card Kim. Love the colours you've chosen for the flower, it's so vibrant. Love the way you've done the sentiment too.

  5. Everytime l see this card it makes me smile Kim, l'm in love with everything about it, your piecing, layers and colours are just

  6. It is such a beautiful card Kim. The colours are just gorgeous. I love the flower stamp you've used.

  7. Very pretty Kim. I haven't seen this flower before and it looks wonderful rock and rolled and glittered. Great colour combo - you've now reminded me I haven't used rich razzleberry in a long time - I better dig it out!

  8. This is so pretty Kim. I love the little hint of glitter on the close up too! I bet your mum will love this.


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