Claire has come up with another amazing challenge, where does she find the time to get so creative? To get more details and participate in this challenge please click here.
It took me looking at the special guest designers over and over to finally decide on a project that I wanted to "CASE" (Copy and steal everything). Never knew what CASE stood for before and love the concept. I really like the new look of a blackboard so fell in love with Kimberly Crawford's card that she created for this project. I knew I wouldn't be able to copy every single detail as I don't have the folk art medallion set (YET). It's on my list with soooo many others (did you know Mothers Day is coming soon, hint hint to my family).
Here is a snapshot of the card Kimberly created and the link to her great blog:
So for my take on the card I went with My Heart, Earth Angel, and Sewing Box Hugs. I just love the versatility of all the Waltzingmouse Stamps. I tried to get the blackboard to look like the chalk had been erased but may have went a little overboard. Still I like the way it turned out and here's a Mothers Day Card down. Woo Hoo!!
I stamped the border with the border stamp from My Heart, the sentiment was from Earth Angel, and the hearts were from Sewing Box Hugs. I stamped all with versamark ink and embossed them with Martha Stewart dove embossing powder. Next, I used the mini rose die from My Favorite Things and cut it out twice. Wrapped one around the other to get an even bigger rose...I love how it turned out. The leaves were cut with MFT Leaves die. A bit of glossy accents was then used to hold it all together. The cute flower paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle "Splash". I used heart brads to help the border look a bit like flowers and to hopefully tie the heart theme together. Snow Cap White distress paint was added to try and create some reality to the chalkboard (think I went a little overboard). And last but not least, I popped the blackboard up with foam dimensionals and adhered it to some pretty yellow card stock.
Hope you had as much fun as I did with this challenge. Now I really have Spring fever and it has not been that warm in the Northeast yet! Here's hoping all the flowers will help the sunshine through.