Thursday, 16 April 2020

Celebrating Mothers AWH Monthly Creative Showcase

Welcome to the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team Monthly Creative Showcase. The theme for this month’s showcase is Mother’s Day. Under the current conditions Mother’s Day this year is going to be completely different to any other Mother’s Day celebrations. I have seven delightful grandchildren, the children of my three married sons and their wives, and as my husband commented at the weekend, "I even miss the mess they leave when they go home!"

The Art With Heart Team are hoping to share a little Mother’s Day love and inspiration with you tonight. Then it's time for you to get making, there's still time to create a card for Mother's Day and if you can't drop it and a gift on the door step, at least pop it in the post.

If I was making for my mother, it would have to be this Seaside Spray card, as blue was a favourite colour of hers. She also had a beautiful garden which she devoted a lot of time to, so I imagine the Ornate Garden Suite would have been right up her alley. I've used 3 of the floral stamps from Ornate Style. This stamp is bundled with the Ornate Frames dies, which I used on my second card. 

This card also features the Ornate Floral 3D folder which has a lot of beautiful detail, and can of course be used de-bossed as well as, embossed. Now for my second card.

I've done a lot of mix 'n' match on this card, beginning with placing Terracotta Tile DSP from the Ornate Garden suite onto Roccoco Rose card. The Teapot has been coloured with possibly every pink Stampin' Blend in existence. The largest frame diecut is on the inside, and the second largest is die cut from Stampin' Up! Vellum, which is very stiff and the lace edges stand up beautifully.

The next demonstrator to share her Mother's Day card with you is the talented Caroline Manwaring.

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  1. Beautiful cards Rachel. I love your colouring and especially love the soft vellum layering on the teapot card. So pretty.

  2. Beautiful cards Rachel. Love the way you have used the Ornate floral spray at two corners and you have coloured them beautifully. Using vellum with one of the ornate dies on your 2nd card is just gorgeous. xxx

  3. Wow, the black on your first card really makes those flowers pop, but the tea pot colouring is amazing! I wouldn't have thought to put the Terracotta Tile DSP onto Rococo Rose card, but it looks fab. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Two very pretty cards Rachel. I do love soft blue, and I think the embossed panel on your first card is just lovely. And I really like the basic black that you used with it too.

  5. Simply gorgeous Rachel. I love them both but I particularly love the way you used the stamps from the Ornate Style bundle to add a floral pattern to your teapot. Genius.

  6. Stunning cards Rachel - it sounds like your late Mum lives the same colours that my mum loves too. I love the soft colouring in the ornate Garden card xx

  7. Your cards are beautiful, Rachel! I'm a big fan of blue too, but I must say that I adore your teapot card! The flowers on the teapot are just stunning!


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