Monday, May 17, 2010

Hallmark Inspired …

Hallmark Mother's Day Card

Since I purchase so few cards, I take special notice of the ones I receive. This is the card Dustin and Miranda gave me for Mother’s Day this year. You can see he has my penchant for relatively simple. The inside message reads, “Three little letters make all the difference in the world. Happy Mother’s Day.” Dusty’s handwritten message: “You’re the best Mom!” I’m glad he thinks so. It’s not like I have a lot of competition. LOL.

Anyway, the ribbon is real and the scalloped circle is raised. I decided to use it as inspiration to make the card below.




Hallmark Inspired_2_May 2010

While the layout and some of the elements are the same, my version is very different from the Hallmark card. The biggest challenge was choosing the green that I would use. After trying them all, I liked the look of Key Lime against the Heavenly Blue the best. Everything else is pretty self-explanatory. It was kinda fun.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Heavenly Blue, and Key Lime cardstock; Key Lime, Heavenly Blue, and VersaMark ink pads; Crystal Blue embossing powder; Renaissance by Design Darling Damask and Close to My Heart Say it in Style and Star Struck stamp sets; Stampin’ Up Whisper White taffeta ribbon; Sparkles; Piercing tool and mat; 2-inch scallop circle punch; 3M foam mounting tape.

Ah! Another Monday coming to an end. I had a good day with a steady flow of work to keep me busy and make the day go by reasonably fast. Like my former job, my new position is usually either feast or famine. So far, it has been more of the latter than the former, which makes for long, not-so-fun days. I guess there is some new stuff, however, coming my way. We’ll see.

How was your Monday? Has everyone’s weather straightened out? After nearly three weeks of rain and gloom, the sun is shining here, and the temperatures are in the mid-seventies. While that might be a bit cool for some of my warm-weather friends, it’s perfect as far as I’m concerned.

I’m off to get ready for bed. I hope your Tuesday is terrific. Take care, and thanks for stopping by…


Leslie said...

love your rendition of the Hallmark card. great colors. I feel all warm and fuzzy when my children tell me I am the best Mom. You too???
Hope you have a great week.

Laurel said...

Kathi great job of lifting the Hallmark card, it is beautiful!

Sharli said...

I love your card bestest! And I love your quip about not having competition in the Mom category - and I have to say, you've missed his point (of course, you're joking). He's right, you are a wonderful Mom and a wonderful Grandmom . . . you are so full of love and fun - doing things with the kids and taking joy in their discoveries. All it takes is a quick look around to know that not every Mom is like that. It's really nice that he knows how good he's got it.


Jeanne said...

Oh my! The Hallmark card sure is pretty, but yours...gorgeous! LOVE it. I also love that your son recognizes the wonderful qualities you possess. Not all kids do, no matter how old they are. What a warm and fuzzy feeling.

I think you could make a sketch of your card and see what others might come up with based on it. Might be a fun challenge!

I hope you have a terrific Tuesday. Yesterday was gorgeous here, but there's some (more) rain coming...of course! LOL

Alanna said...

What a gorgeous card they gave you and your take on it is equally as nice.

Our weather has been good the past few days but I hear that rain is forecasted for tomorrow.

Carolyn Christie said...

You did a beautiful job! I too keep those pretty HM cards. Sometimes I'll just save the fronts.

Sparkle said...

What pretty cards!