I can't resist sweet little girl images, roses, and shimmering,silky ribbons. These seem to be the perfect components for a Mother's Day card but alas, I no longer have any reason to make one. Therefore, I decided to make a card that could be adapted for many occasions including Mother's Day. Since I am still trying to incorporate watercolors into my cards, I decided to try die cutting (Sizzix) a panel from watercolor paper (from HM Ben Franklin Crafts). Then I stamped the C.C. Design image (also purchased at BFC), masked it and watercolored the background. It was easy-peasy to cut a piece of Crate Paper printed card stock to fit a 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" square card. The bottom boarder was cut with a Sizzix die and Heiko ribbon plus a Petaloo flower were added. Oh yes, I forgot to show the pack of Paper Accent 5-1/2" square white envelopes that were bought at BFC too. (The envelopes often determine the size of card I create.) I will show how I did my image masking in a later post. I was motivated to use this technique after reading Niki G's blog (Stampn' HI) a few posts ago.
What I like about this card is that it has the doily look but didn't require multiple layers which can make the card too bulky. I may add a sentiment on a banner or tag when I decide on the occasion and recipient....maybe birthday...or thank you card. Perhaps I'll dangle a charm or pendant from the ribbon as a card/gift all in one! We'll see.....for now it will go into my card stash.