Friday, May 12, 2017

STAMPlorations & CAS(E) This Sketch #221 - Mother's Day Card

Hello, friends!  I'm here today to share a card I made for a couple of challenges:

(1) CAS(E) This Sketch #221 following this wonderful sketch by one of my favorite cardmakers ever, Donna Mikasa:

(2) STAMPlorations May CAS Card Challenge using the optional color twist of "Pastel Colors."

I am in need of two Mother's Day cards for this weekend, so I used these challenges as my inspiration for my first card.

Using my Mini Misti, I inked the STAMPlorations Mom Subway Art Builders #3 - Quiet Strength stamp and stamped it twice with black ink, then a third time using VersaMark ink and clear embossed it for some shine.  I watercolored it using some Hero Arts inks, then die cut it and popped it up on my card base using foam tape.

Stamps: STAMPlorations (Mom Subway Art Builders #3 Quiet Strength)
Inks: MFT (Black Licorice), Hero Arts (Tide Pool, Orange Soda, Butter Bar)
Other:  Lawn Fawn (patterned paper), Sizzix/Hero Arts embossing folder (Florishes 3);  Lil' Inkers stitched rectangle die; foam tape; clear gems

While I'm at it, I will also link up this card to the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge, too!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by!


  1. What a beautiful sentiment Judy, this is a wonderful card! Wishing you a VERY HAPPY Mother's Day!!

  2. This is so pretty! Wonderful sentiment!
    Enjoy your Mother's Day! :)

  3. I LOVE how you created that sentiment panel!! AMAZING card!!

  4. What a beautiful Mother's Day tribute, Judy. The watercoloring over the panel is so soft and pretty and that embossing just draws you in. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  5. What a gorgeous card, perfect for Mum. Love the embossing on the white background, together with the black paper it really makes the colours from the sentiment pop. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards


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