Monday, January 5, 2009

A Mother's Touch

The Melabration continues! LOL. For those of you just tuning in, Melanie Muenchinger is celebration big for her one year anniversary of blogging and illustrating stamps for Gina K Designs.

There are still fabulous prizes to be won, so head on over to Melanie's blog and get signed up to win today's wonderful prize, a box of Copic Markers! And for some rockin' samples staring Melanies stamps, check out what her amazing guest designers have to show you... Emily, Barb, Charmaine, Donna, and Jessica

And now, a bit about this card...

The hands image is from Melanies most recent stamp set, Hand in Hand. I stamped the image and colored it with Copic markers, then cut it with Nestabilities (more about that below). I layered behind it with Apricot Appeal and Pumkin Pie cardstock.

Next was a layer of Gina K Pure Luxury 80lb white cardstock, sponged with Apricot Appeal and then dry embossed with a Birds and Vine Cuttlebug folder. Below that is another layer of Pumkin Pie cardstock. The card base is Gina's 120lb Pure Luxury.

The lily along side the main image panel is from Melanie's A Year of Flowers. I colored it with Copic markers and then cut it out. For embellishments I added ribbon, self adhesive pearls, a Prima flower and some card stock punched out using the Martha Stewart leaf punch. (or is that a branch punch? I don't know what to call it).


To get the framed sponging effect, after cutting and embossing my paper, I left it in the scallop rectangle nestabilities die and then sponged with Apricot Appeal ink. When I was finished I just popped out the paper and was left with a nice white frame.

Thanks for looking. I hope your day is filled with happiness!

25 comments:

Donna said...

breathtaking...

Melanie said...

oh i love this with the flowers so soft and sweet! (wait til you see what another guest designer did with the flowers...!, you're gonna love it!!) :)

Stampmouse said...

beautiful card. the colors are perfect

Colleen said...

Beautiful as always Theresa! You have a knack with colours!

Phree said...

Gosh it seems ages since I had a chance to visit - all that Christmas rush. Love this card, and the tone on tone colour scheme.
Happy New Year to you!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh the flower adds such a beautiful and soft touch to this sweet card!!! Soooo beautiful!!!

Moni said...

Such a lovely card, love the stamp and the colours! Hugs, Moni

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

This is so sweet! I love what you did with the Nestabilities "frame". The pearls are such a lovely touch. Gorgeous embellishments!

Jerusha said...

Gorgeous card1 I love the frame and pearls. SO pretty!

southernscraps said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for all the details.

fishlips said...

This is so so Elegant looking...Love all the added elements, the flowers look just wonderful and the color, wow oh wow it's so beautiful!!!!!

Shannon said...

Stunning!!!!! Thanks for the tip on the sponging with the paper still in the die. What a wonderful idea.

Tracey said...

Simply stunning!!

Melanie said...

"melabration" I just saw that, too busy ogling yor card! bwahh! you're too funny!!!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful!

mochamama said...

this is beautiful and I love your color choices!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is seriously gorgeous, Theresa!

Now I simply MUST know how you sponge ... 'cuz everytime I try to sponge in my Nesties it goes flyin' out the back side, straight into my ink pad, where it lands face down. Yeah, I'm sponge-challenged AND accident-prone.

~Hugs, Deb

Jessica said...

Oh my word!! This is Beautiful! You are so amazing!!!!!!!

Elena said...

So beautiful! Love the frame you created Theresa! Amazed of your sponging technique!

Trena in Naperville said...

Very pretty. The colors are gorgeous!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Toni K said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors, and the coloring, and the shading. I just love it!

Laurie in MN said...

The card gives the feeling of warmth and comfort. Beautiful.

Nikki said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the warm colors!

Crazy Creations said...

I love your card Its so beautiful.I wish I had that set.Im glad I found your blog

Shirley said...

What a beautiful card! Lovely and what a great tip for sponging with the dies too~