Happy Mother's Day to all my friends. I hope you had a wonderful day being spoiled by your families. I had a pretty relaxing day, made a few cards, and am now waiting for the dinner my DH is cooking for me.
I saw this beautiful card of Anita's, and knew I had to try something like it myself. I started out using the 'get well' die cut words from Paper Smooches. They have these fabulously long tails that I did not know how to work with, but once I saw Anita's card, she showed me the answer.
Inspired by Anita, I used sponge daubers and three shades of pink ink to sponge a gradient on a piece of white scrap paper. I put that piece behind the negative space made by the 'get well' die. I used a Paper Smooches alpha set to create the word 'soon', and Cutting Garden stamps for the flower and leaves. I inked the flower in Hibiscus Burst rolled on the edges in Raspberry Fizz.
I wanted to use that white 'get well' die cut, so decided to make another card. It turned out that it was too difficult to get the kind of gradient I wanted on that die cut, so I scrapped it, and started with a fresh scrap of white paper. I used some Distress Inks in various shades of green to make the gradient on this next card, and I used the actual die cut rather than the negative space. The flowers are from Ruby Rose and Reprise, and they are inked in SU Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe.
I am entering these cards in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS #38: Off the Edge
Simon Says Wednesday: Spring Flowers
Hip on Handwriting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World
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