I am very proud to join in the So Suzy Sessions Mother’s Day Blog Hop. The classes at So Susy Sessions are great and we continue to support each other so much along with the amazing support from Suzanne Babb-Moore and her team.
My Mom loved African violets and we would always give her some for Mother’s Day. She had a real green thumb with the plants and they would be blooming for years. My son still has a plant blooming from one of her’s.
So today’s card is a basket of African violets in her honor. For this card I used 2 sets from GinaKDesigns: The violets are from Buds & Vases, and the basket is from Holiday Basket; both designed by Melanie Muenchinger. The sentiment is from GKD Spring Basket. The background, basket and flowers are done on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper using Lyra Aquacolor crayons. I used a piece of a pattern paper from GinaKDesigns Softly Spring pack and mounted on GinaKDesigns Heavy weight White cardstock cut to 8.5 x 5.5 and scored for a side fold card (if using a very heavy weight cardstock, be sure to score multiple times to get a good clean fold).
The background is a slight ombre in pink watercolors cut to 4 x 5.25 inches. After stamping the basket and flower on the watercolor paper (2 sets of the flowers plus a couple extra blooms), I did my watercoloring and then fussy cut them out. There were some cute purple brads in my stash that worked perfectly for the little basket. I did add some gel pen outline to the basket and wink of stella to the flowers for that special sparkle. This card is going to my mom for sure.
I also made some other cards in this style with markers and several other Mother’s Day cards to send off to the Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive. Please check that out. Time for me to work on some Father’s Day cards.
After leaving your comment below to be part of our prize drawing, please visit the talented Victoria 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 following prizes.
TOTAL PRIZE PACKAGE: $ 200+ for all of the following
· Teresa – $25 gift certificate to Winnie & Walter
· Mary – $42 in products (description below)
Gina K Heavyweight Ivory Cardstock
Mini Misti case from Simply Charming Everyday
GinaKDesigns coffee theme stamp set
· GinaKDesigns – $25 gift certificate to store
· Sarah – $40 value for three Lawn Fawn items – LF Shammy, LF Manatee Ink Pad, LF mini inks, and a LF cardstock pack “rainbow”
· Marcia – Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick Distress Oxide Inkpads, Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder
· Victoria – $20 – Set of 8 Nuvo drops
· Felicita – $31 – Hero Arts Coloring Layering Koi Stamp Set + Ellen Hutson Autumn Acorns Stamp Set
· Suzanne – $28 new release flowers that Olesya Kharkova designed 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. Prize winner will be announced on 5/1/17 on my blog.
Line up and links
and a special thank you to Teresa DeWitt Pierce for putting together this blog hop.
Thank you for visiting and a Happy Mother’s Day to your and yours. Mary Kay
Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper
GinaKDesigns heavy weight white cardstock
GinaKDesigns Softly Spring pattern Paper
GinaKDesigns Buds and Vases
GinaKDesigns Holiday Basket
Lyra Aquacolor Crayons
ZIG Wink of Stella