Saturday, April 17, 2010

And another Happy Mother's Day...

I forgot how much I love coloring this rose. I've colored it several times in the last week or so.  I posted three similar cards the other day.  This one is a larger gate-fold card. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 closed and 8 1/2 x 11 open)  I think I'm going to color a few more yellow ones and then I'm done with this for the year. :) I spent the bulk of my day today coloring and I only got four of the colored. It's big and beautiful, and there is a familiarity to it. I first bought this stamp 9 or 10 years ago? --somewhere in that time frame.  It tends to be my go-to when I want to make a big statement.

To make this card, I used one of my scoring boards.  The jury is still out as to which one I prefer. I think they all have positives and negatives.  When I say they all, I mean Score It, Score Pal, and Martha Stewart's Score Board. Holly wrote a very thorough  review on her blog about Martha's Score Board, Today's Creations, so I won't repeat what she said.  If you haven't already and you are interested, go and read what she wrote.

I used Nestabilities to cut the circles.  The rose has a vellum overlay which is where I stamped the message.  I only put a tiny bit of glue in the two places the anchors would cover, but it's not going anywhere.
I usually leave the insides blank for personal notes and quotes.  A card this size is big enough for a group to sign. I get a lot of my quotes from


I'm going to a Copic certification class on Monday.  I can't imagine anything better than coloring all day long. I can't wait!


seamom said...

Very, very pretty card! The rose is so beautiful, and I love gate-fold cards. Well done.

Amy said...

Hi honey!!! I got the beautiful, THOUGHTFUL card you sent me today and it made my day! I haven't received a card like that in a long time (probably cuz I haven't sent any in a long time;0)). Thank you so much Jacki! It made me feel special (something I don't feel often), so consider yourself hugged!!!! How are things going with you in VA? It's been beautiful here in MN if you can believe it....usually it's still cold in April, but all our flowers are blooming and trees are getting leaves. I love it! Take care sweetie. Hope all is well with you and the family.