Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day and The Paper Players

Hi Everyone:  Well, it's the middle of week but I only have one more day to work as I am taking Friday off...practicing for retirement.  lol 

The card today is one that we will be making at my card class on Friday evening.  It's a Mother's Day card, however, if the sentiment was changed it really could be used for any occasion.  
This card uses the emboss resist technique.  I decided to use vellum card stock and stamped the En Francais image with versa-mark, heat embossed with White Embossing powder and then sponged all with a mixture of Rose Red and Pretty in Pink ink.
The Pink Pirouette card stock was stamped using versa-mark as well.
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (w – 117690, $29.95, c – 118598, $21.95, IB&C p 126, Something to Celebrate Hostess Level 2 – Occasions Mini), En Fran├žais (w – 109521, IB&C p. 142)
Paper:  Natural White, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Old Olive, Vellum
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Garden Green, Versa-mark
Accessories: Big Shot, 3 ½” Circle Die, 3” Circle Die,  Circle 2 Die, Two-step Bird Punch, White Embossing Powder,  Pearls
This is also my entry to the Paper Players' challenge this week which is a theme challenge and is so right for Spring.
Stampin' Up! is also having a Scrap booking promotion for the month of May.  There are stamps available in wood or clear, and for those using MDS (scrapbooking and card software) there are several bundles that can be purchased.
Guess what!  You don't have to wait for a shipment for the MDS bundles as they can be downloaded right after they are purchased.  Talk about instant gratification.

That's it for this evening as I am off to post to the challenge.  Until next time....



  1. LOVELY card! Wonderful colors, great layout, and just an all around super card!
    Have fun practicing for retirement on Friday!

  2. Beautiful, Karen! I love the colors! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  3. This is gorgeous Karen. Love the colors and the design.

  4. Love this card especially the richness of the colors. Retirement requires a lot of practice, get more!

  5. Beautiful!!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #15 with a link back to your blog on 5-8-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

    Take care

  6. Gorgeous creation, Karen! The colors are so fresh & cheerful! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  7. Karen, this is so pretty. What a perfect card for Mother's Day. I love that you used the En Francais stamp on two of the layers. Gorgeous.
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  8. Karen...this is simply FANTASTIC! love it! I may have to CASE this card for my own mom since I am being lazy about coming up with something. I actually had this set pulled out to use!

  9. I love this gorgeous pink and red design! What a fabulous Mother's Day card!!

    Pretty new avatar, too, Karen!!

  10. karen this card is soooooooo pretty. I LOVE the embossing on the vellum with shades of pink. The 3D flowers on the front with a touch of bling are super!
    Speaking of super...... I see a pretty super new photo on here sister! Very nice.

  11. TRULY LOVELY!! Love how you used Vintage Vogue! Thanks to Tiffany at My Craft World for highlighting your card to be shared. You are a very talented lady!

  12. Such a pretty card! Vintage Vogue is one of my favorite sets. I like how you combined it with the En Francais background.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and Vintage Vogue is one of my all-time favorite sets! :)


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