Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Serendipity Stamps March Blog Hop - Mother's Day

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps March blog hop.  There are usually two a month.  Last month we threw in one extra to show you the new scroll egg and scroll heart stamp/die sets.  I was excited that one of the random winners came from a comment left on my site.... Congratulations NanaConnie!  Today our challenge was to create a Mother's Day card  that included a dimensional flower.
I hand made the pretty rose flower in the center of my card following a tutorial I found on line from Clare Buswell.  The technique requires several circles cut from a polyester fabric and heated until the edges curl.  I used a pearl bead with rhinestones wrapped around it with a wire for the flower center.  I added a few gold leaves and smaller flowers to fill it out a bit.  I slightly bent the leaves to give them more dimension.  You can see the flower tutorial here:

I decided on this pretty teal blue because it is my mom's favorite color.  I added lots of gold embellishments including embossing the letter stamps to make it even more elegant.  This stamp is also beautiful colored, but I think the embossing really shows you all the beautiful detail of the stamp. 
Serendipity has an entire set of floral embossed letters that you can purchase individually or as a set.  For this card all you need is the letter M.  Imagine all the other words you could spell out for a pretty wall hanging.  Maybe someone special's name?

I appreciate you stopping by to have a look at my card.  I hope you will hop on on over to the other DT member sites and see what they came up with for this challenge.  Simply click on their names listed here: 

Thanks and have a great day!


Supplies Used:
Serendipity Stamps Letter "M" 512E
Patterned Paper:  Echo Park Life is Good Collection Grandma's Quilt
Embossing Powder:  Zing Gold
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Squares, Foliage


Deborah Frings said...

Wow - this is just wonderful. I love the colour and that flower is fabulous. Your Mom will love it!

Pauline said...

What an absolutely wonderful card! I can see it in a frame on a wall, it's just gorgeous! Stunning letters, and the fabric bloom is stunning in this deep turquoise! Your mom will love it!

Amy said...

Very pretty! Love those letter stamps and how you made the flower the O!

Miriam said...

This is stunning Jeanne! Love the gold and turquoise together.

Cathy Weber said...

Yow, this is good! I love the shape of the card, those monogram letters in gold. Those gold leaves are gorgeous. No one does foil paper like you Jeanne! That is the prettiest flower...ever. I missed that tutorial, but you nailed it. Beautiful job.

Marybeth said...

My goodness! Such a pretty card that I hope will go directly into a frame. Those letters are so pretty and perfect for a mom. Funny to see the gold I just cut some gold yesterday, don't you love the way it cuts.
Stunning card Jeanne!

Lisa S. said...

Lucky Mom! This is an eye-catching card for sure. Love the teal flower and how you used it and those stamps are awesome.