I love the patterned papers in the Miss Caroline collection so once I decided on which sentiments to use I decided to use at least three other patterns on my card. I started with the wood grain, chose the plaid to coordinate, then chose a floral to mat the sentiment.
The wood grain had a floral pattern in two corners, one floral section was taller than the other, so I trimmed the backgrounds according to the height of the florals, then matched the rest of the papers to fit the card front. It just worked out that one sentiment was taller than the other so I placed the tall one with the card that had more wood, and the shorter sentiment fit perfectly on the plaid section of the card that had half wood and half plaid. Its amazing that some things not planned work out so well.:)
Before adhering I lightly sponged all papers with gray ink, and rounded the corners to keep things soft. Once the main patterns were adhered to the white matting I added some beige seam binding that coordinated nicely. I also matted the sentiments with just a thin border of white to make them pop out a bit, then matted the white on the floral.
At first I thought I was done, but as I looked at the whole card I felt like something a bit 'more' was needed. At this point I pulled out some Stampin' Up! self-adhesive pearls and added them in random sizes around the sentiments. Just the thing that was needed!
I love that some 6x6 packs include sentiment sheets with them. Since 6x6 patterns are generally shrunk down these sentiments are perfect for cardmaking. And I think the sentiments I've used here are perfect for Mother's Day! :)
I would like to include these cards in the following challenges:
- Creative Stamp Friends - Mother's Day
- Really Reasonable Ribbon - Mother's Day or Feminine plus ribbon.
- Speedy Fox Challenge - Use three of something.
- One Crazy Stamper - Mothers.
- Party Time Tuesdays - Mums the word.
- Creative Card Crew - Sentiment as Focal Point.
- Deep Ocean Challenge - What a Wonderful Woman.
- The Pink Elephant - All about Mom
- Craft Your Passion - Torn or distressed edges.
- Ribbon Carousel - Word to your Mother.
- Friends of Speedy TV Challenge - Mother's Day
I used the following supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic Gray, Whisper White. My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks 6x6 Designer Paper Pad.
Ink: Stampin' Up! Going Gray.
Adhesive: Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive Runner, Glue Dots, foam squares.
Embellishments: Ribbon Carousel Croquette Beige Vintage Seam Binding, Stampin' Up! Jewels Basic Pearls.
Tools: Paper trimmer, scissors, We R Memory Keepers Corner chomper, sponge, We R Memory Keepers brad setter (used the pick end to lift the pearls from the backing sheet and placing on card - works much better than the tweezers I used to use!)