Saturday, May 7, 2011

i ♥ u, mom

This card uses the PDCC80 colours as well as Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #13: Impression Plate Tricks #2 technique which super cool and addictive! I decided to add some ink to my In Bloom impression plate before running it through my machine for that letterpress kind of look. The die I used is the new Alpha-blocks die. To create a Mother's Day card, I made my own sentiment using the Alpha-blocks and Heart Prints stamp sets. In fact, this sentiment would work for any day you'd like to honour mom, right? :) I punched out the two hearts and stitched them on to the card for some dimension.

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day! We'll be celebrating my husband's birthday and Mother's Day with my parents tomorrow night. :)

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Papertrey Ink Alpha-blocks & Heart Prints; Vivid! Red & ButterScotch inks; Tim Holtz Antique Linen & Walnut Stain Distress Inks; Papertrey Ink In Bloom impression plate & Alpha-blocks die; QuicKutz Epic Six; EK Success Medium & Large Heart punches; Gutermann orange thread

42 comments:

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Just gorgeous! I LOVE that orange and red theme! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) You rock! Thanks for playing along with us over at the PDCC! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Julie Hoffman said...

Stunningly Gorgeous Emily! LOVE the embossed etched flowers, sponged background and your 3D Heart! Happy Mother's Day!

Jocelyn said...

Every time you surprise me! First off, gorgeous colors--I really like the balance on this card. Also, the inking before embossing looks fabulous (I've got to try that). The hearts with the stitching--wowsers!! Have a happy Mother's Day!

BabyBokChoy said...

THe sentiment design is DA BOMB!!! Happy mother's day to you!!

Dawn said...

And I {heart} this card! Love how it is bold graphic with a hint of homespun distressing. So refreshingly different.

Leigh said...

I've never seen that impression plate before, but now I must have it! This card is absolutely stunning!

Brenda said...

Wow Emily! That is super gorgeous! Love that you used the PTI technique as well, it really turned out great! I adore what you did with the double hearts! Have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow and happy birthday to Hubby!

Ujjwal said...

This one is a stunner! I am sure your mom is gonna love this and wishing your hubby a very happy birthday!

Cristina said...

Holy cow, Emily! You are just filled with endless creativity. This is such a striking, beautiful card.

Heather said...

So pretty and I love the pti technique. I never thought of adding ink to the plate first, must try that! Love the card, the alpha blocks look great :)

mustavcoffee said...

Happy Mothers Day Emily, Your card for your Mom is gorgeous, love the embossing and the lettering. The hearts on top are the perfect embellishment:0) Have a wonderful day and enjoy all the celebrations, hugs:0) xxx

lynn said...

love, love your color combo with the pressing technique, emily! have a wonderful moms day!

Pauline said...

This is wonderful Emily, I was just looking at your card and wondering how you did the shading with the ink! It's such an effective method, (one I have never tried) and the stitched hearts are just lovely. Stitched with love. You have inspired me to give that ink technique a go! Happy Mother's Day to you and your family xx

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh this is gorgeous love the colors!!!
Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Lindsey said...

Absolutely beautiful, Em! It's intricate and rich, yet still CAS! Wow. (Will your next post be the cards you get today from son and his dad?) :)

Karen B. said...

Simply amazing, Emily. Simply amazing. Happy Mother's Day!

Lynn said...

This is gorgeous Emily! Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Add some twine and you might have another fun video tutorial on your hands... still not 100% sure how you put the ink on the impression plate, but I love the feel of the card.

Mommy said...

I love your card! Love the details and the stiched hearts as part of the sentiment! Gorgeous!Happy Mother's Day!

Maria said...

Very pretty card! Love all the flowers, heart, and the letters for MOM!

Vicky Hayes said...

Another beautiful design Emily. I love the letterpress look too.

Tiffany said...

Very unique the way you did the sentiment, love it! Happy Mother's Day wishes to you! Hope it is wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Mothers Day card!!! Enjoy YOUR day!! (=

kasia c. said...

So cool! I love that inking/impression technique. And how fabulous is that alpha block impression too? I also LOVE those hearts with the stitching and the way you laid out the card. Fabulous as always! :)

{hugs}

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wow, Emily! This looks truly amazing!!! I love the effect you created by inking up that embossing plate, oeh, gotta try that myself soon! Looks so pretty! You've been busy with Papertrey lately, you even have the newest stamps, wihoe! Love that! And you've used them so gorgeously!!! Perfect! Hope you have a lovely day!
Hugs, Wendy

Erin said...

Seriously drooling(in a good way) over the beauty of this card!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful Emily, love that stitched heart! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Emily Keaton said...

What a unique and beautiful Mother's Day card, Emily!

Jen W. said...

This rocks! You nailed that PTI technique, Soul Sister! :) Hope your boys spoiled you rotten today and happy birthday to hubby!

Janna Werner said...

Love it! One of those days I wish I was your mother haha :)And pls say Happy Bday to your husband! Have a gorgeous day, Janna

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful mother's day card, Emily! Love how you stitched the 2 hearts together and love the big red text behind the hearts!

Karin said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and I love the bold graphic look your card has! So modern and fresh looking. You rock, as per usual :)

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is stunningly (is that a word?? lol) spectacular! I thought about trying the technique with this die, but wasn't sure if the individual blocks would show up well or just the outer rectangle, but I never bothered to try it. This card is JUST GORGEOUS!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Emily, this is very cool and different. That sponged look behind the flowers gives it such depth. THanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe!

Tracey said...

So many pretty and cool elements to adore on this card!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Julie E said...

This is gorgeous! Once again you prove how talented and creative you are. I just saw this one featured over on FB so I had to pop in for all the details :>) Congrats on being featured too!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love this....I'm still trying to get my brain wrapped around it! *smile*

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Emily! LOVE the way you've interrupted the straight lines of your sentiment blocks with that layered heart! Scrumptious! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

You are always so creative - who would've thought adding ink to your impression would end up so cool! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

~Tammy~ said...

This is great! I love inking my impression plates first! Been doing it forever...just don't have them at my Mom's or any of my fancy fun little dies or toys...sigh! YOU however make it look AWESOME and I am really missing being able to do this technique.

Sunghee said...

the most gorgeous card ever!!! love the letterpress look! And the background is wow~!!

Virginia L. said...

What can I say....I mean, LOOK at the comments!! Here it goes: "Gorgeous card, Emily!! Love your play with sentiment, stitching and colors! "