Friday, April 5, 2013

Taylored Expressions April Spotlights: Shady Tree Mother's Day Cardset

Hi Everyone!

There were a ton of new stamps released just yesterday from Taylored Expressions plus a ton of new awesome dies - you have to check out the Fresh Out of the Oven section of the Taylored Expressions store for all the newly added items to the store!

For today's Spotlight hop, I decided to create a set of Mother's Day cards to give to our parents as well as the children's god-mothers using the awesome new Shady Tree die and the sentiment: "Happy Mother's Day" from the A Glimpse Inside stamp set. I love making monochromatic cards and decided to go cream and white with a little pop of pink:
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: A Glimpse Inside from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Buttercream card stock and Choice Snow white card stock
Inks: Rose Red from Memento
Accessories: Shady Tree die from TE, MS grass punch, bling, Flower Box Sprigs & Flowers dies, pink grosgrain ribbon from stash, corner chomper and dimensionals

I cut out the Shady Tree Die in Choice Buttercream card stock 4 times and then adhered it to the same card base and then cut out the flowers out from the Flower Box Sprigs & Flowers dies in Choice Snow white card stock and adhered a few on the tree with some bling in the center. On the bottom, I cut out some grass and then on top of it added the sentiment with the edges rounded, a bit of ribbon and some dimensionals:

It was really hard to take a picture of this project, I tried three days in a row, but each day was cloudy in the morning and not very good at showing any contrast - but I finally got a day that was kinda of sunny and was able to get a picture - still hard to see when its  cream on cream :) I love how it turned out - it has such a soft feel and although I love love love me some layers and bright colors, it was really nice to work with creams and whites and pinks :)))


I feel lucky to be blessed with a wonderful mother and mother-in-law, as well as wonderful god-mothers to our children, wonderful mother inspirations in all my friends. I am looking forward to filling these cards with my thanks to these amazing mothers for always giving the hearts! 

I can't wait to see all the spotlight creations from the Baker's Dozen! Please hop along with me and check them out!!

Broni Holcombe

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!
Ciao for now!
Sankari :)

7 comments:

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous, Sankari! LOVE your Mother's Day card! The bling in the center of the flowers and the soft pink are simply gorgeous!

Tammie E said...

Sankari, you rock the white on white (or in this case, cream on white)! Love the softness from the pop of pink too! xo

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Sankari!! These are SOOO Elegant and Beautiful!! Love all the Buttercream on Buttercream and the pretty Pops of pink and fun Bling too! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Weekend!
Shannon

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Sankari! I always love how you combine cream and white together!

Davi said...

How beautiful these are with the little touch of pink on the cream :)

Lynda said...

Beautiful card! Love the technique of layering the monochromatic die on the cream background...and just 'touch' of bling!

Susan De Abate said...

This is absolutely beautiful ! I really think you might be the first one of this blog hopping that I actually found where to comment. I will go back again and try to see if I can find the others. The cream on cream is so soft looking. i am used to contrast but this is gorgeous without it. Thanks again. Susan