Friday, April 21, 2017

So Suzy Sessions Mother's Day Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends, 

 I'm so excited you are here today! I am part of a group of 6 talented ladies and organized this blog hop in honor of Mother's Day. We were all in a So Suzy Sessions class together.  We are so excited to have the teacher herself, Suzanne Moore as part of this celebration. We are bringing you a collection of gorgeous Mother's Day Cards.   




Even better - there is a very nice prize package to be won. These are sponsored individually as well as donations from well known and loved stamp companies. One lucky randomly chosen winner will be winning the following: 

TOTAL PRIZE PACKAGE: $ 200+ for all of the following 

  • $25 gift certificate donated by Winnie & Walter
  • Mary Kay's giveaway is a $42 value, consisting of Gina K Heavyweight Ivory Cardstock, Mini Misti case from Simply Charming Everyday and GinaKDesigns coffee theme stamp set
  • $25 gift certificate donated by Gina K Designs
  • Sarah's giveaway - $40 value for three Lawn Fawn items - LF Shammy, LF Manatee Ink Pad, and a LF cardstock pack “rainbow” 
  • Marcia's giveaway -  Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick Distress Oxide Inkpads, Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder
  • Victoria's giveaway - $20 value- Set of 8 Nuvo drops
  • Felicita's giveaway - $31 value - Hero Arts Coloring Layering Koi Stamp Set + Ellen Hutson Autumn Acorns Stamp Set 
  • Suzanne's giveaway - $28 value -new release stamps designed by Olesya Kharkova for So Suzy Stamps


IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR THE DRAWING:
 To be entered into the drawing to WIN, you meet all the following criteria: - Visit every person's blog and leave a comment by 9 pm Central on 4/28/2017.  Comments posted after 4/28/2017 at 9 pm Central will not be counted for the drawing.  There will be one winner of the entire package drawn at random.

Prize winner will be announced on 5/1/17 on my blog.

Now on to the card I created for this hop!!!!






This card was created using the following techniques.  I will divide it up by each element in the card.


Card Base:
10” x 7” – 110# white cardstock, folded to 5” x 7” (A6 card size)

Base layer:
Light green & white patterned paper cut to 4.5” x 6.5”
Heidi Swapp stencil used with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink.  I inked up some of the words at the bottom right, then flipped the stencil 90 degrees to stencil the word "understanding" at the left hand side

Square layer:
die cut with MFT Die-namics 3.5” square stitched die
embossed with Paisley patterned Spellbinders folder
lightly inked the raised areas with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink

Flower picture in a polaroid style frame -

Construction and steps: top to bottom

Frame:  cut frame from white cardstock to 4” x 3.5” and die cut a square from the center towards the top, leaving a ¾” border at the bottom.



Flower panel:
stamped 3 flowers from Winnie & Walter’s Addie’s Garden stamp set (Daffodil 1st, zinnia 2nd and Daisy 3rd).  I stamped in 3 steps since I needed to mask the flowers as I stamped and then heat embossed.  I created masks of each flower before starting this step using Inkadinkadoo masking paper.

Stamped the Daffodil in Versamark,
Heat embossed with a 50/50 mixture of gold and pink embossing powder (I was trying to get a rose gold look – it still looked gold to me)
Put a mask over the Daffodil then stamped the next flower (Zinnia), then heat embossed.  Repeated process for Daisy after masking the Zinnia.  Did the same for the two sets of leaves (all flowers were masked before stamping the leaves)

After this I colored the flowers, leaves and background area with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers except where noted.  (see colors below per flower/area)

Daffodil (CT1, CT2, GB5) – I made a second Daffodil and fussy cut to add to the frame
Zinnia (FS1, PP5, R14 – the R14 is a Copic marker)
Daisy (LV1, PL2, HB2)         
Leaves (LG2, DG2)
Background around the flowers (IB7, TB1)

Next, I glued the frame on top of flower panel, then coated the entire piece with a product called Galaxy Glue to give the shiny finish you typically see on a polaroid picture.  You could get a similar result from Mod Podge glossy finish or even glossy accents.  I found that Glossy Accents tends to run off a surface like this easily unless applied very thinly.   The Galaxy glue has a brush applicator, which made it the most convenient choice for me.  

I allowed this panel to dry overnight.  In the meantime, I worked on the sentiment.  I used Cricut Design Space to create the word “Mom” using the “Elegant Cakes” font.   I used a shimmery copper cardstock and cut out the word 3 times, then glued them stacked on top of each other.  I sized the word at about 2.5” wide.

If you have a word die, that is an easier way to do something similar – I use my Cricut quite a bit for creating die cut words like this.  The beauty of paper crafting is there are often several ways to accomplish the same look.

To finish off the sentiment, I also used my Cricut’s writing feature to add the “hope your day is picture perfect” to fit in with the theme.  I used a copper colored marker.

Finishing Touches:

After adhering the flower picture panel on top of the embossed square with Foam adhesive tape, I added Nuvo Ivory Seashell crystal drops in random spots around the frames.  I used two Fiskars small flower punches to punch out tiny flowers in both the copper and the green & white patterned paper, then added Nuvo drop centers to add to the top left and bottom right corner of the picture frame. 

Before attaching the second Daffodil with foam adhesive tape, I coiled a small length of copper metallic thread and attached to the tape before pressing it down at the bottom left corner of the picture frame.

The end result is a multi-layered card that I think would please many moms.
  
After leaving your comment below to be part of our prize drawing, please visit the talented Mary Kay's blog to see the next fabulous card in the hop.  You must comment on everyone’s blog to be considered for a random drawing for the prize package.  Good luck!!!
 
Here is the line up of talent and their blog links:

Teresa >>>>> YOU ARE HERE 
Mary Kay (next up)
Victoria
Sarah
Felicita
Marcia
Suzanne



89 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card! with so many lovely elements - love it.

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  2. Love the colored layers of this card! Fantastic!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your appreciation!!

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  3. What a fun hop! Great card!!! Love it!

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    1. Thank you for dropping by! So happy you are enjoying it

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  4. Beautiful card. The Polaroid frame is great.

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    1. Aww Stanlee you made my day! πŸ˜ƒ

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  5. What a gorgeous card. Love your awesome coloring and the gold accents. Great envelope, too.

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    1. You make me smile! The funny thing was when I started I wasn't even planning to do that but it's one of those times when my brain worked in mysterious ways.

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  6. Beautiful card! Lining the envelope completes it!

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    1. Thank you Sharon - envelopes without liners just seem bare don't they? Thanks for dropping by!

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  7. Just beautiful! I like using Spectrum Noir Markers. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hello Ann - thanks for sharing your love of Spectrum Noir - they are pretty fab! I appreciate you visiting our hop!!

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  8. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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    1. Thanks so much! I am thrilled you played along with us.

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  9. This year I am making mother's day card for some of the women at a Retirement home who children have past on. Love your card.

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    1. What an awesome thing you are doing Shirley! I'm sure they will appreciate it greatly. Thanks for you comment.

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  10. The use of colors and masking paper worked out perfectly for your card! How original! Love it.

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    1. Wow thank you Jessica - I am so happy you shared your thoughts and played along today.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful! I love the polaroid view of the flowers and you know I am smitten with that envelope!!! I am beyond honored to have you with us!!!

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    1. Someday I'll have to share what I originally planned to do - happy my brain took a detour as I like this better. Thank you a hundred times over for teaching me and inspiring me to push myself. Hugs

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  12. This is such a fun card. Polaroid theme...brilliant! Love the bright colors and flowers are always a favorite. So creative!!

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    1. You're so sweet! Thanks for joining us and sharing your thoughts.

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  13. Beautiful card. Love all the colors.

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    1. Hi Monica - thanks for stopping by and commenting. πŸ˜€

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  14. very pretty and I may just have to try out your embossing powder mixing idea for myself -I've been drawn to color up some rose gold embossed flowers lately too.

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    1. Hi Kathy - so glad you liked the embossing powder tip. I will probably continue the experimenting to see what works the best. Thanks for commenting.

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  15. Beautiful card! Love how you used a stencil to get just the right words in the background. Great try on getting rose gold embossing powder. I love your coloring ont he flowers. I thought it was watercolored until I read your description!! Thanks again for organizing this hop!!

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    1. Thanks Marcia! I really hoped mixing would work. Maybe I needed a higher percentage of pink...or on the other hand I should just buy the rose gold powder from The Ton Stamps. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Beautiful card! The envelope liner is an added bonus

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    1. No problem - Brenda - you will be in the drawing for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Beautiful card. Love the colors and dimensions. So pretty and perfect for Mother's Day!

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    1. Thank you Ericka! I hope my mom loves it since this is what she's getting lol

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  18. I love Winnie & Walter and I love spring and summer flowers so your card is just perfect in so many ways. I love all the layers and I see that you have lots of patience for creating a card with materials that have to dry and multiple steps in masking and embossing. Amazing card!

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    1. A fellow W&W fan - yeah!! You are definitely spot on about having to have patience for this. I am so glad you stopped by and shared your thoughts with me! Thank you πŸ˜€

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  19. I love the use of vellum on your card! It inspires me to go and try it on one of mine. Gorgeous card!

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    1. I love to hear when something I did speaks to them. Thank you so much !

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  20. Beautiful card. That flowers look fantastic in those colors with embossing
    Thanks for the tutorial.

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    1. Hi Maria - I'm beyond thrilled you took time to stop by! I appreciate your support.

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  21. Beautiful card!! Off to check out the others on the hop...have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thanks Brenda - hope you have a great weekend yourself and enjoy the rest of the hop!!

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  22. Your coloring and layering on this are tremendous! Such a beautiful project. Thanks for the fun, Autumn

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    1. Autumn - I so appreciate your kind comments - it was a fun project!

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  23. The embossing really adds to the loveliness of this card. A work of art.

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    1. Beth - your words made me smile - so sweet and thank you for stopping by!

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  24. Love the colors and the Polaroid frame is genius!

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    1. Thanks Janis! so happy you liked the frame as much as I do.

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  25. Beautiful card :) totally love the layers and attention to details. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Preeti - You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment.

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  26. Love your card and all the details! What a fun hop thank you! 😊

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    1. Hi Jennifer - thank you!!! so glad you are enjoying the hop. I see from your blog that you are a W&W fan too! Have a great weekend!!

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  27. Gorgeous! I love the use of the stencil to add the descriptive phrases for mom - such a neat way to personalize the card even more. The polaroid frame is lovely and so vibrant! Thank you for your detailed step by step breakdown of how you achieved this beauty! I'm a new follower of your blog as I love blogs that explain the creation process.

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    1. Christy - you have truly made my day with your thoughts. I appreciate you letting me know that the details matter to you. I just followed your blog as well - looks like you do some beautiful work yourself!! Have a great weekend!

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  28. Teresa very lovely card and I love your detail instructions.

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    1. Thank you Lisa - I am so glad you stopped by and gave me feedback on the instructions. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and the hop!

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  29. Beautiful card! I love the Spring flowers :)

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    1. Happy Saturday Elise - so glad you dropped in and left a sweet comment!

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  30. Great card! Love the colors and embossing. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks a bunch Karen! So thrilled you visited today - hope you have a great weekend!

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  31. What a sweet thing to do! Really liked your card and the passion you put into it! Thanks for the hop, can't wait to see what Saturday morning inspiration I get...

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    1. Stefanie - here's hoping you find lots of inspiration - thank you so much for showing your appreciation - it means A LOT to me.

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  32. Your Mother's Day card is so beautiful! I love the flowers you used. Thank you for sharing how you made your card. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

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    1. Sarah - thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comment! I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day too.

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  33. Happy Saturday to all - I am just awed and overjoyed at all the kindness in everyone's comments. The work was worth it to have inspired so many of you!!! Hugs, Teresa

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  34. Love the florals and colors! Great inspiration for Mother's Day, too! Aagghh I gotta get crackin' on that!

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    1. Thanks Jessica - I am so glad you stopped by!

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  35. Oh wow the layout and colors of this card are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Lee - so glad you stopped by!

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  36. What a fun card and a fun blog hop!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you David - it has been a lot of fun for us too!

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  37. WOW! Where to begin in praising your gorgeous card, as your pairing of all elements is absolutely amazing! The polaroid frame, the pretty flowers, the sentiments: so striking! And oh, how I adore the added touch of the background stenciling! Iced Spruce Distress Oxide...oh my! I think I've found a new favourite colour! Thank you for the how-to details and I agree 100%: this card and its beautiful accompanying envelope would bring mega-watt smiles to any mom receiving it!
    ~carol

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    1. I realized that I did not hit reply so my response did not show up correctly - let me start over

      Carol - thank you so much for your very sweet comments! It brings me so much happiness to be on the receiving side for your praise. I wish you the best of luck in our drawing and so glad you stopped by!!

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  38. Carol - thank you so much for your very sweet comments! It brings me so much happiness to be on the receiving side for your praise. I wish you the best of luck in our drawing and so glad you stopped by!!

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  39. Wow! Your Mom should be well pleased to receive this beautiful card.

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    1. Thank you - I can hardly wait to give it to her!

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  40. Such a beautiful card. I love the polaroid frame. The flowers are beautiful. Your coloring is lovely.

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    1. so glad you stopped by - thanks for your sweet comments!

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  41. This one is one of my favorite cards I have seen! Stunning to say the least!!!

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    1. Wow - thank you so much Lizz - Your appreciation means a lot to me. Thanks for dropping by!

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  42. A beautiful card. I like the way the envelope matches the card.

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    1. Sandra - thank you for checking out the hop - matching envelopes just complete the card and there were quite a few comments about it.

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  43. The metallic embossing powder is so eye-catching and a perfect complement to the beautiful colors you chose for your flowers. What a gorgeous Mother's day card!

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    1. What can I say other than thanks a BUNCH for the wonderful compliment! Thanks for visiting the hop!

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  44. Beautifully done! What a great idea, having this hop and spreading creative joy!

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    1. Thank you Terri - I am so glad you stopped by. It has been a very fun journey for a first timer.

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  45. Gorgeous coloring on this beautiful card! Love the spring flowers! Lots of pretty details on your card too!

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    1. Hi Denise - thanks a bunch for stopping by and leaving me some comment love!!!

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