Saturday, May 1, 2010

DON'T LOOK MOM!! It's supposed to be a surprise

Well, I am really hoping my mom doesn't read my blog this week.  We are all pretty busy this weekend with family and a funeral, so she probably won't be on the computer much.  Then next weekend, we are shearing the alpacas, so . . . I am hoping she is getting ready for that and doesn't have time to see my blog or Facebook to catch a peek at her card.  (Psst, if you are still reading, Mom, you will spoil the surprise).

So since it is late, and without further ado . . .  There is a GREAT challenge going on over at the
KL Stampin N Scrappin DT blog that you just have to go check out! :)  It's called an Inside-Out challenge.

The sentiment stamps are both from Stampin Up as well as the chocolate chip and close to cocoa cs.

Believe it or not, this Lucy and Kitty image was going to go on the front until I realized how much of that pretty seam binding I was going to cover up.  I had pleated it and got it just the way I wanted it,
so there was no way I was going to cover it all up!!
So . . . Inside they went.  lol

It was hard to get a full picture of the inside of the card, so I took it outside against the purple flox.
I know they aren't the right shade of pink, but they made a nice easel in the bright sunlight..  :)

The bright light kinda washed out the colors in this image, it is very rich in color in real life.  I really liked the look of using the Fiskars heart border punch just on the curved edges of the nestabilities pieces too.  It was a bit tricky holding them just right, but I love the look.  Then sponged the edges with chocolate chip and doodled on some white to add some movement to it.  Stitching would have looked nice here too.

This lovely poem was from a book I have called the Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Card
(found it at my son's school book fair quite a few years back).

Item/Tools Details:  I used quite a few items from the store this week from the Label One nestabilities dies, Nook and Pantry BasicGrey paper, Signo white gel pen, some Rhonna buttons and Copics.  Then I also crocheted my own flowers (yes I do know how but am a bit out of practice), and some lovely dyed seam binding from our newest DT member, Debbie's Etsy shop.  I hope to be adding both of these items to the store soon in various colors, so let me know what ya think.

So. . . whatcha waiting for?  Go to the DT blog and check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the team there!  You won't want to miss it!  :)

Inky Hugs and Happy Stampin!!


Donelda said...

Oh Kelly it is so beautiful. It is obvious how much you love your mom because of the work and details you have included on this card to make it just perfect!! I hope she doesn`t peek and ruin the surprise but even if she does end up seeing it, she is so going to love it!!

Risa said...

Wow....your Mother's Day card is beautiful Kelly and your mom is going to LOVE her card! I absolutely love your take on this weeks challenge and will definitely try to make a card similar to yours. Thanks for the inspiration and have a beautiful weekend!

Ceal said...

this is Beautiful and your Mom will love it. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Jacilynn said...

I love all the gorgeous details! great vintage feel to your card. I love it. You mom is going ot love it.

Kristine said...

Oh this is AWESOME Kelly!! Love your inside as much as the outside--it's like getting 3 cards in 1!! *Ü* I especially love your images and crocheted flowers you used. They give it that extra special homemade touch. Great job!! I'm sure your mom will ADORE this so much.

Candace said...

Kelly, this is so sweet! I LOVE that sentiment!!

Marcia said...

It's beautiful Kel, such a sweet card. Hope your mum doesn't peek and spoil the surprise!

:) Marcia

Jacque said...

Oh Kelly you have done such a lovely job on this card for your special Mom!!! I know she will just love it!!! The colors you have used and all of the details are so stunning!! That image is priceless and you have colored her so beautifully!!! Big hugs for you...Jacque

Jessica G. said...

Wonderful image, but I think you were absolutely correct in not wanting to cover that gorgeous binding! Your mom is going to love this card, Kelly!!

Now I need to get moving on my Mother's Day gifts and cards!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

This is so sweet and beautiful. You're mom is going to luv it.