Say Love with Flowers

Mother’s Day is not far off and it was time to sit down and put together a card for my own mother. I wanted something a little different and by chance, I came across a company called Dreamerland Crafts and I fell in love with this image. Besides the fact that the image is adorable, I was drawn to the challenge of coloring that carnation. I wanted to see if I could capture the folds and depth of the real thing. Although I can’t really compete with Mother Nature, I think I came close enough for this card.

And as for my mother – luckily, she doesn’t have internet access so she won’t see this until it arrives in the mail.


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Limeade Swiss Dot from the Petite Prints Collection by Doodlebug; Neenah Solar White 80#
Stamps: Say Love with Flowers by Dreamerland Crafts
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20 (skin); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV25  (stem); RV10, R81, R83, R85, R39, BV00 (flower); E41 (socks); BV20, BV23, BV25 (shoes); E41, E43, E44, Y21 (hair); B0000, B000, B00, B01, BG10, BV000 (dress)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Best Mom in the World

PPMAR1603D_TulipsInHobnailPitcher_largeSince Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I figured I’d better get a card ready to send my own mother. I knew that she would love this image from Power Poppy, but I wanted to incorporate her favorite color. As it turns out, there is such as thing as blue tulips so after looking at lots of images on Google, I decided upon the blue and violets flowers that you see here.

This color combination really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I still have trouble shading and blending any of the violet combinations so I usually avoid them. But once I picked out the blue combinations, I knew that putting the extra work into blending the violets would be worth it if the end result was an extra special card.

Because after all, I have the best mom in the world.


Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110#; Copic Blending Card X-Press It
Digital Stamp: Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy
Clear Stamps (sentiments): Wild Hibiscus by Altenew; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Ink: Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko
Copics: B0, B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, B14, B16, B18, V000, V01, V04, V05, V06, V09, V17 (tulips); BV20, BV23, T3 (toning and shading); YG01, YG03, YG05, YG09, G09, G28 (leaves); V20, V22, V25, BV34 (pitcher); W00, W0, W1, W2, 0 (blackground)

Dancing With Daffodils

This week I finally figured out how to cut digital images on my Silhouette. I used a card by Broni Holcomb as inspiration and an image by Power Poppy — just in time for Mother’s Day!

Rowhouse Greetings | Mother's Day | Dancing With Daffodils by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Mother’s Day | Dancing With Daffodils by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Mother's Day | Dancing With Daffodils by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Mother’s Day | Dancing With Daffodils by Power Poppy

Cardstock: Recollections (White)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Green Gingham)
Digital Stamp: Dancing with Daffodils by Power Poppy; Flowering Branches by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Clear Stamp: Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Embellishments: Celebrate It 360 Ribbon in Sheer Pink
Copic® Markers: YG00, YG03, YG17, YG63, YG67, G21, G24 (stems and leaves); B60, B63, B66 (flowers); RV00, RV02, RV06, Y21, C1, B000, Y21 (daffodils); E31, E33, E35, E37 (snail)

Spring For Sale!

Here’s another Mo Manning digital stamp that I’ve had for awhile. For some reason, I was feeling a little intimidated by it so I put it to the side, but once I started coloring it all started to fall into place. It’s a nice image for a Mother’s Day card so I have one card ready to go.

Rowhouse Greetings | Mother's Day | Mo's Digital Pencil Spring for Sale
Rowhouse Greetings | Mother’s Day | Mo’s Digital Pencil Spring for Sale

Cardstock: Bazzill (Avalanche)
Patterned Paper: Peebles (751120)
Digital Stamp: Mo’s Digital Pencil Spring for Sale
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: Simon Says Stamp! Stitched Rectangles (SSSD111455)
Embellishments: Echo Park Paper Co. Enamel Dots  Bundle of Joy New Addition; Offray Ribbon (Sheer Teal)
Copic® Markers: YR21, Y26, Y28 (pots); YG00, G82, YG17 (leaves); Y32, Y35 (flowers); E000, E02, R20 (skin); E42, E43, E44 (hair); V06, R81, R83, R85, YR21 (dress & apron), E42, E43, E44(shoes), E42, E43, E44 (ground); BV20 (shadows); B000, B00 (background)