Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Paper Garden–Mother’s Day Card

Happy Wednesday! It is the middle of the week already! We just sent our middle son off on a school trip! You would think that it would get easier with the second one….but it was still a little hard. He, on the other hand, is pretty excited. I hope he has a wonderful and memorable trip!

A little while ago, Tiffany, from the Paper Garden invited me to join a Mother’s Day card challenge. She was super sweet and even sent my a sample pack of the card-stock that they carry so that I could try it out. I have to say, I am impressed and in love with the swoon-worthy colors and textures!  The Paper-Garden is a Canadian based company and I am so happy to have found out about them! The cards entered can be voted on so I will leave a link for you at the bottom of this post so that you can go take a look at all the entries and vote for your favorite :)

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I chose to use the new(ish) Simon Says Stamp clear set: Springtime Flowers. I adore this set and when I purchased it, I just imagined white heat embossing and water-coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers…… that is exactly what I did. I will link the markers colors that I used below.

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I used some of the card-stock that I received from the Paper-Garden for my card. I used Stardream Aquamarine for the base and Essie Pearlized White for the frame which was cut out using a ME Madison Avenue die.

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I stamped the images onto Canson Watercolor paper and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I cut them all out. I am not going to lie… took a white BUT I love how it looks on the card against that gorgeous aquamarine color. The sentiment is from an older SU! set: Well Scripted (retired) and was stamped onto the Essie paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut with a long oval from Spellbinders. Just a word of caution. The ink does take a wee bit of time to dry so either wait it out OR stamp after die-cutting. I attached it to the card with a small piece of adhesive foam.

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Paper-Garden Mother’s Day Contest –  Click Here to vote for your favorite!

Thanks for stopping by and please pop over to vote for your favorite card!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette, this is absolutely gorgeous, I love it!


CherylQuilts said...

Jeanette, this is gorgeous! I saw this after "googling" another SSS set and just had to leave you a comment! STUNNING! Thank you for sharing it! Hugs!


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