Monday, 12 March 2012

Make My Mother's Day Monday!

Another Monday... where do those weekends go?  I'm honoured to be guest designer over at Make My Monday this month.  This week is the next instalment of their 'Spring' theme with 'Mother's Day' or 'Thank You'.  Of course I had to make my mum her Mother's Day card.  I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to make a nesting card as I've always wanted to have a go at these.

I chose Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery as the colours for my three layers.  Each layer interlocks with the other, so when you pull the brad, the three layers all emerge.

The top layer is a photo of my family when my brother and I were just wee bairns!  I think we were on holiday in Minorca when it was taken.  The second layer is a verse and the bottom layer is where I went crazy with a stamp!

The stamp in question is Triple Treat Flower, a single stamp from the à la carte range in the catalogue.  I stamped the central flower first of all, before masking it off and stamping the rest of the background.  I stamped two extra flowers onto Whisper White card stock to cut up and use to decoupage the central flower.  I absolutely love the pattern created by this stamp, and the fact that it is really easy to pick out layers to decoupage with.

To colour it, I used my blender pen and several ink pads.  If you've never used a Stampin' Up! blender pen before, it is so easy to work with.  I squidged (a technical term) some ink from my pad onto the bottom lid (Stampin' Up! ink pads have the inky bit facing down for storage so the ink stays at the top of the pad - clever, huh?).  Then all I did was pick up the ink with the blender and add it to the stamped panel.  I did this with Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Real Red.

Hopefully Mum will like her card!  Here are a couple of close-up shots of the bottom panel:

Stamp: Triple Treat Flower
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Card: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Other: brad

It's still Sale-a-bration at Stampin' Up! where you can get stamp sets or designer paper for free when you place an order for £45.  There's a terrific choice - have a look here if you want to see what you can earn.  Placing an order couldn't be easier: just send me an email or give me a ring on 07977 141605.  I have a couple of special offers running to celebrate the start of my SU venture.  I will pay P&P for my first three orders (that's £4.95 you're saving) and every order received before the end of March will go into a prize draw to win a whole set of Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper.

I hope you've had a lovely weekend and you don't have that Monday feeling!  It'd be great if you could join in with the Make My Monday challenge so why not pop over to the blog for some inspiration from the DT and then indulge in a lovely moment of creativity?!

Thanks for visiting,


  1. Wonderful project ! Your graphic effect is very successful ! Beautiful colours ! Bravo ! Excellent work ! I like !!!

    Hugs from France.

  2. Victoria...what a stunning creation and so precious. Great to see you as GDT on Make My Monday and good luck with your new venture! Suzanne x

  3. Well what an amazing project to guest with Victoria - I absolutely love the pattern you've made with the Triple Treat Flower and the nesting style of the card is fantastic! Vicky x

  4. Amazing Card Victoria I love the sentiment and you have worked so hard on the card , lots of love gone into it . Hugs Elaine

  5. Hi Victoria - what a brilliant card. Lovely to see you as our guest at MMM.

  6. A super card Victoria with great stamping. xx

  7. Gorgeous card, love the colour scheme and love your stamping technique!

    Hugs Ann xxx

  8. Such a great idea! I've never seen this type of card before. You did a terrific job on it & I know your Mom will be thrilled with it!

  9. This is just stunning, Victoria!!! LOVE the amazing bright colors--and I LOVE the nesting card. Now I need to try one! :) Thanks for joining in as our MMM GDT! :)

  10. What a gorgeous creation, Victoria! Love that stamp and love the way you "went crazy" with it. Great coloring and color choices.

  11. I am so late with my comments this week - please forgive me - your creation for MMM this week is stunning. Thanks so much for being on our team throughout March - Jacqueline xx


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