Friday, April 26, 2013

Feathers in Vase Mother's Day card

Hi Classy friends!  It's Holly posting today and I've been playing with some of the wonderful new Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  

I love the new vases and the new dream catcher dies.  The feathers are from the Dream Catchers #2 (Cheery Lynn Designs) set.  These sold out immediately within hours of being available in the store, and there is another shipment en route.  That's why you will see the "Pre-order" notice on this particular item right now.  

When I set about making this card, I had Mother's Day on my mind.  I knew I wanted to do something different.  When I saw the feathers in this Dream Catchers #2 (Cheery Lynn Designs) die, it niggled in my brain as a possible cool alternative to flowers.  When I saw the Vase (set of 4 from Cheery Lynn Designs) die set, my plan fell into place.  Yup, feathers in a vase instead of flowers - totally PERFECT!!!

Since I was already doing a "different" card, I decided I wanted to go with non-traditional colors for my card.  That meant no pastels, no flowery papers, no obvious "girly" stuff.  So I pulled out a piece of Kraft cardstock and stamped it with the Shabby Music background stamp (JustRite) and then sponged the edges with a brown ink.  I adhered this music piece to a vanilla card base, and then I pulled out my Country Girl border die (Cheery Lynn Designs).  I die cut the border from dark brown cardstock as well as a deep rose cardstock.  I cut the deep rose Country Girl border in half lengthwise and adhered it below my music background piece.  I then set aside my dark brown Country Girl border piece and picked up the negative piece (the outside part you would normally throw away) and affixed it over the music background piece and the deep rose border piece.  I love how it fits so perfectly over the triangles in the deep rose border.

The Vase (Cheery Lynn Designs) was cut from vanilla cardstock and I stamped the sentiment from the Hugs & Kisses Sentiments set (JustRite) directly onto the vase.  I cut the Mini Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn Designs) from the same deep rose cardstock and inserted it into the top of the vase.  Then I cut the feathers from the Dream Catchers #2 set (Cheery Lynn Designs) from dark brown cardstock and arranged them inside the vase with the mini flourish.  The vase was affixed to my card with some Joy Foam Pads.

I hope you've enjoyed this non-traditional Mother's Day card!  :-)
Thanks, Holly!   Your non-traditional card can spark some ideas!  It should only take a few days for the next shipment of Dream Catchers #2 to arrive, so order yours now!

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1 comment:

Stef H said...

now THAT'S creative... and absolutely gorgeous!!!

hugs :)