Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Book Page Blossom for Mother's Day

Hello again!  This Mother's Day card is destined for my own mom, who adores the color black.


I used some old book pages and the Blossom Party dies from Stampin' Up! to create my flower.  It's easy to pass through multiple thin pages at once thru my Big Shot.  Then I crumpled up the blossoms, unfolded each and layered on one another, topping with a gorgeous bronze brad.

It was fun playing with a new-to-me embossing folder from SU called Lacy Brocade (it was on clearance).  After die-cutting a label, I used the embossing to create more texture.  That wasn't enough to suit me, so I added in some flourished die cuts from Memory Box.


Hoping my mom loves it, and I think she will.  Don't our mothers HAVE to love what their children make?  LOL

What's your mom's favorite color?



Stamps: Purely Sentimental - Verve Paper: Black & Ivory Designer Paper - K & Co.; Vintage Cream, True Black - PTI; old book pages Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Antique Linen - Ranger Fibers: black seam binding - Hug Snug; black twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: Tiny Tags die - PTI; Labels 18 die - Spellbinders; Elegant Scrollwork die - Memory Box; Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Blossom Party dies - SU; pearls; bronze brad - Mark's Finest Papers

19 comments:

Linda R said...

Well there is no doubt in my mind that your mom is going to love this. It is gorgeous. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

E.T. said...

That paper!!! the bloom! This is such a gorgeous and elegant piece!

Andrea Ewen said...

Absolutely stunning, Colleen! What a gorgeously elegant Mother's Day card...I'm positive that she will adore it! Hope all is well with you and the family! ♥♥♥

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING that flower!!!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so elegant, Colleen! Your mom will love it. That book page blossom is amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooooh, I think she'll love it! Gorgeous and elegant. Beautiful book page flower!

Marisa said...

Love B & W cards and this one is a beauty! Adore that text flower!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous and so elegant!!!!

Lisa said...

Oooooh YES your mom will adore it Colleen!! The flourishes are a pretty touch and I LOVE your bloom!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Colleen - absolutely LOVE this card (I'm sure your Mum will too!) It is so elegant, with a wonderful combination of swirls and embossing, and the flower is WOW!
Sylvia xx

Benzi said...

It's gorgeous, Colleen. I'm sure your mom will love your black and ivory beauty. Wonderful flower!

~Tammy~ said...

Pure gorgeousness!

Jessi Fogan said...

Yes, yes they do. Mom requirement! How could she not love it though - this is just pure elegance!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

What an absolutely stunning creation Colleen! awesomeeeee! the flower is mind boggling!

walchowDesign said...

Such an elegant card and I am sure your mum will love it, Colleen!

Sue Lelli said...

So ELEGANT! LOVE the B&W and that FAB flower!

Shirley said...

When you read this you will already know she loved it, not because she's your mother, but because she is so proud of you and all of your accomplishments, this included. :-) The voice of a mother telling you this is so elegant. I really like the flower and the vintage brad center too!

Jinny Newlin said...

I wanted to leave a comment on this post yesterday, but we're having all kinds of trouble with our Internet. So, I'm just praying I get through this comment, before it goes kaput on me again. Anyway, I adore this beautiful card! Such elegance! And your layers and textures are divine! WOW!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! This is breathtaking!!! Stunning simple elegance and out of this world beauty! Love it!
Hugs :)
Samra
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