Sunday, October 13, 2013

{Mama Elephant} My Heart is Full


Hooray for the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend! We are feasting at my parents' house tonight so I whipped up this card for them. My parents are liberal in their thinking but very traditional when it comes to cards. Flowers are always the safe way to go, especially since my Dad loves gardening.


I only recently acquired this Water Blooms stamp set from Mama Elephant and this is my first time inking it up. I used Hero Arts shadow inks and they look so pretty! The sentiment from Many Thanks is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black which is the best black ink for fine lines and detail.

I die cut both the card base and frame using new Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant which release on October 15th! Are you as excited as I am? You won't be surprised that these Femme Frames have become a bit of an obsession here. I've been using them on almost everything.


The scallop rectangle is great for layering on an A2 card but I absolutely love the way it looks as a card base. My card base here is grey but I've layered a scallop vellum layer between the base and the white stitched rectangle. It adds that extra something that makes the card look expensive. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating! I'm off to bake Blueberry Oat Bars for dessert tonight.

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19 comments:

Jamie said...

This is just beautiful:)

Lindsey said...

what a beautiful card, Em! Perfect for anyone, not just your parents. ;)
Ooh, what's for dessert?

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card and I love that sentiment too.

alexandra s.m. said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I love your soft card ;)

Samantha Mann said...

absolutely beautiful card!! LOVE the way you created that stunning bouquet of flowers in all different colors! wow! and the black sentiment stamped right over the colors is so smart! those creative cuts are AMAZING!! and i love that you added a vellum layer!! hello - stunner! :) enjoy your wonderful (canadian) thanksgiving!! :)
(although you probably just call it 'thanksgiving' huh? ha ha!)
enjoy dessert!!!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous...the soft colors are beautiful Emily! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Happy Thanksgiving! What a gorgeous card!! The placement of the blooms and elements are perfect! I really like the color scheme you used, too!

Joy said...

This is truly so beautiful Emily, love the softness you brought to this card, happy thanksgiving to you..hugs

snappy scrappy said...

Just so beautiful!!!

Cornelie said...

Very pretty!!

Daša said...

so beautiful! love it

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! Love those soft subtle colors and perfect composition!

Cindy C. said...

So beautiful and sweet!!! Happy Thanksgiving Emily!!

Trinh said...

Gosh, this is beautiful, Emily! I love the soft colors & arrangement of the flowers.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

KayM said...

What a lovely card this is!! Your bouquet of flowers is just beautiful! Hope you all had a nice thanksgiving! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHH! This is a beautiful card, Emily! I LOOOOOOOOOVE the layered stamping and the colors! GORGEOUS design (as always!!!!!)!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

So soft & gorgeous! Love the colours together - and grey. Grey is awesome. Happy Thanksgiving :)

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Emily I love the softenes color on your card...and nice Sentiment too...are you busy making holiday and xmas card, I am not...cause I have so little time :) LOL...I will answer your mail today dear was too busy with the children...big hugs...

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Emily! I'm sure your parents loved receiving this lovely and thoughtful card!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!