May 9, 2014

Mix-ability with Gelatos and More

Happy Friday! I wanted to make a card for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day, so I decided to play along in this week's Mix-ability challenge on SCS.

I started out by heat embossing the floral image (Penny Black - Delicate Florals) using black soot distress ink and clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the image again onto a sticky note. I cut out the little blooms to use as a mask. After they were in place over the stamped image, I used gelatos for the background. I used a damp baby wipe to smooth out the color, and added a couple different shades to the green. I only have one shade of blue gelato, so I wasn't able to do that on the top part. Next I stamped a background stamp (Whimsy Stamps - Life Defined) onto the sky part using weathered wood distress ink. 


The blooms were colored using some of the R20 copic color group, and I used R39 for the darkest shade. I also stamped some grass onto the card using a penny black clear stamp and distress ink. Finished off the card by adding some washi tape and the sentiment (Whimsy Stamps - For all the Women in our lives). Added a little button and some twine and then adhered it onto night of navy cardstock, then onto a watercolor paper card.

Besides the challenge on SCS I'd love to play along here:

A Creative Need - Mother's Day/ For a Woman
Get Inky! - Mother's Day with Flowers
Stampin With The Dragon -  May - Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks -  Flowers
Charisma Cardz -  Mother's Day
Inky Impressions -  Mother's Day
Simon Says Stamp - Spring Flowers
Thanks for visiting!!

10 comments:

susiestacey said...

Stunning card Ellie, have a good weekend x Susan x

Lin said...

Love your addition of the washi tape to your sweet floral scene, Ellie! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card, I have to find my gelatos, they are forgotten somewhere, and try this.
Happy weekend;-))m

Jackie said...

Great card & lovely color scheme!

Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Inky Impressions & hope to see you back next week for our Flowers Galore challenge!!!

vivie said...

sensational work!!! thank you so much for joining us at inky!!

Jules said...

Hi Ellie

A gorgeous card.

Love the colours and bold design. Great technique.

I'm sure your MIL will love it too.

Hope all is good at your end.

Love Jules xx

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful card! you have gotten so skilled with these techniques.

Tina Henderson said...

This is just beautiful! thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina - DT

Marie Richardson said...

This is beautiful
Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Charisma Cardz challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge
Hugs
Marie (A Charisma Gal)
xxxx

Angela said...

This is a bit special. Really like how the flowers pop out from the background. Very clever use of colours and embellishments. Lovely, lovely card.

Thank you for sharing with us at the Stamping Dragon 'Flowers' challenge.