Monday, May 4, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #5

The theme for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge for this week is "Mum's the word" and I made mine a thank-you card. My mom has had such a great influence on my life that I felt the best way to recognize that was to say "thanks". As mothers, we do have a tremendous opportunity to shape the lives of our children. My prayer is that I have influenced the life of my son in as positive a way as my mother has influenced my life. I made my own card background my stamping flowers and hearts. I colored the flowers with Prismas pencils and OMS. Punched the lace using the MS border punch. The butterfly was colored with Twinkling H20's and the oval edge was inked with my stamp pad. When I had completed the oval, it looked like it needed "something more" but I didn't want to clutter things. So, I took the Prisma pencil and LIGHTLY colored the entire oval (it's very subtle), then went over it with OMS. I like the result - it added just the right effect. Recipe: Stamps - SU Merci set Punch - MS border punch (arches) Colors - Prisma color pencils and twinkling H20's

14 comments:

  1. Hi Deb, gorgeous card, just love the soft blue, and your have inspired me I probably dont say thanks enough. Thanks for joining us this week. Joey.xxx

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  2. Very pretty card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week! Hope to see you next week - Good Luck!
    --x Dee

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  3. Love the blue..very pretty!

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  4. What a pretty card. Love your punched border:) Thanks for playing this week at SSC!

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  5. Hi Deb,

    I love the handstamped background you created! It's great to know that there are other stampers out there that make their own background paper with stamps as I do. I definitely find it more difficult at times to use pre-made pattern paper for my cards...don't ask me why but I do.

    Fabulous card and wonderful colors!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

    Hugs,
    Priscilla

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  6. Very pretty card Deb! Thanks for playing.

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  7. Hi Deb

    Your card is so pretty and fresh looking, a perfect card for thanking a mum.

    Thank you for playing along with the Stamptacular challenge and good luck.

    Joanne x

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  8. lovely card thank you for taking part

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  9. I love how you created your own background paper, that is definatley something I should do more of...so thanks for the inspiration! Your colors are beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful mother's day! Thanks for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
    Pleasantly,
    Paula

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  10. Lovely idea Deb, stamping your own background. I don't think I'd have the patience to do that. I did it once for a small card a couple years ago. Love the soft blues on your card.
    Thanks for playing this week at SSC.
    hugs
    Donna

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  11. Such a gorgeous card Deb, I love the shade of blue and your background. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

    Liza x

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  12. Great card ;)

    Thanks for joining us at SSC

    Janneke X

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  13. Your card is so pretty! You did an excellent job with this challenge. Thanks for playing along and we hope to see you again next week! ~:0)

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  14. Such a pretty card! Love the handstamped background, the border and the butterfly.

    Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

    Hugs, Line

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