Floral Mother’s Day Card

Floral Mother's Day Card

Floral Mother’s Day card featuring Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Flower Shop and the Pansy punch.

Mother’s Day, you ask? No, I haven’t gone crazy, I just wanted to be prepared for next year. This gorgeous floral Mother’s Day card is my entry for two different challenges this week. I find challenges really help give me that boost of creativity I sometimes need. Colour challenges help by getting your mind around certain colour combinations you normally wouldn’t think about using. I’m not a huge fan of brown, but here I am using it in a way I wouldn’t have dreamed about before. Sketch challenges are great for helping you to think outside the box. There is very little stamping on this card, and normally I’d be stamping in that centre panel. So this is slightly out of my comfort zone.

I’ve used the colours from The Global Design Project’s Challenge #GDP009

Floral Mother's Day Card GDP009And I’ve used the sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #SSSC293

Floral Mother's Day Card SSSC293

I really enjoyed both of these challenges. I hadn’t used Mint Macaron or Tip Top Taupe yet, but they were great to work with. I really love how the In Colors play so nicely together.

I’ve used the Cherry on Top designer paper stack again for this card and I am thrilled with how versatile that one little stack really is. The striped Tip Top Taupe paper is from the stack, but I felt it needed a little more oomph, so I used one of the splatter stamps from Gorgeous Grunge – one of my very favourite stamp sets. The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I dressed up the Flower Shop flower by adding a plain Watermelon Wonder cardstock flower punched with the Pansy Punch behind the stamped image, then added a ½” circle of silver glimmer paper and some silver sequin trim.

If you’re ever in need of inspiration or a creativity boost, definitely give a few challenges a go, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with your results!

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  1. Jess Williams says:

    SO gorgeous! I love that big wide frame and those silver accents are just perfect! SO nice to see you playing along with us at GDP this week 🙂

  2. Brian King says:

    Great combination of these two challenges, Sarah! I love how you worked these colors into this sketch – none of them overpowers or is muted. Beautiful texture and composition. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge. I’m glad you did.

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks so much, Brian 🙂 I’m really glad I did, too! I’ve been following GDP since the first week, but never managed to get them done in time. I hope to be playing along each week from now on.

  3. Connie Collins says:

    Sarah, this card is wonderful. I love SSSC layouts and you did a great job with this one. I especially love the splatter on the striped background! Thanks for joining us this week at Global Design Project.

  4. Paula Dobson says:

    Nothing like getting a head start on projects Sarah! Such a good idea to be prepared ahead of time for up coming events. Your card is clean, simple and lovely. The striped background DSP really makes the card. It was worth stepping outside your comfort zone! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

    • Sarah says:

      Thank you, Paula 🙂 While it’s not my typical style, I really love it, and have a feeling this one card is going to help change my style for the better.

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