Aren’t these little cupcakes on their own little stands just the cutest thing? I chose to do a “love” theme as my mom is gone, and I wanted to highlight those cute little birds perched on each plate! The color palette from Pals Paper Arts this week of Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral and So Saffron was a close match, and check out this sketch from the girls at A La Card Monkey:
So here is my love-themed card:
I pulled out a couple of retired sets to make this; a hostess set called Punch Potpourri and a background stamp called Floral. I found some woodgrain DP that mimicked the table; I heat embossed the birds on vellum cardstock with white craft ink and white embossing powder. The vellum circles behind them were stamped in white craft ink with the Floral stamp, and I flipped them over so that I had a softer image. It’s a bit hard to see, but here’s a closeup:
There’s also a heart image in the set with some French-looking script; I embossed it the same way and diecut out a couple of tags as well as a little heart to help my sentiment show up better, and attached them to a scrunchy Baja Breeze seam binding bow that I tie-dyed:
If you’re a SU customer and are lamenting the fact that craft inks are going away, as long as you have a Versamark pad, you can still emboss in color! To get the embossed “Love” tag, I simply inked my sentiment from Pennant Parade first in Versamark, then again in Calypso Coral, and stamped….then embossed with clear embossing powder. Just be sure to clean your stamp before you ink again in the Versamark!!! If you have any questions about my card, just shoot me an email!
I hope you’ll be inspired to make a Mother’s Day-themed creation and share it with us! And be sure to check out the other Paper Players designers, and welcome Narelle Farrugia as our guest designer this month!
With temps in the high 80s, we were able to get some sandbox time…..and we had sand EVERYWHERE…..which led to some bathtub time!! And be sure to check out the image on the shirt!!!