Saturday, April 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps April Waltz - Mother's Day Cards


It's the 17th of the month and that means another Waltzingmouse Stamps blog waltz! For the month of April our task was to create Mother's Day cards. This time my arsenal of stamps includes the Say It With Style set, my favorite set to work with right now, so I was able to do the challenge with ease. I'm not sure what I would have done with only Sewing Box Christmas...lol!

Anyway, I used the bigger flower included in Say It With Style and with the inspiration of quilts, I decided to paper piece it. I challenged myself to only use patterned papers from my scrap stash...so except for the card base, no new sheets of paper were used in the making of this card. I had not made an easel card in a while either, so that seemed like a good idea for this card too. Here's my final result:




Faux stitching was done throughout this card. (I just love how easy it is to do with a white gel pen!) I wanted to continue the quilting theme on the base of the easel, so I made 1"x1" squares of the same paper for a little quilted effect. Finally, I used a Labels 1 dotted stamp and Spellbinders die to my sentiment place card. This also helps hold up my front without anything extra.

I wish to thank you for stopping by today. Make sure to check out all the waltz links at the Waltzingmouse House Forum for more great projects. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!


33 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

Genius, absolute genius. LOVE that pieced flower, I never would have thought of that and it's just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us Laurie!!!

Lee said...

This is beautiful. Love the paper piecing, Laurie. I still need to make an easel card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Belinda said...

Lovely card and love the pieced flower! So pretty!

Angela Mclean said...

Your patchwork flower is AWESOME... and the easel design is fab!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Pauline said...

Oh I love this, it's so sweet! Pauline x

craftymom205 said...

Love the card especially the flower.

Carly said...

This is just wonderful! I love the faux stitching, it is just perfect on the kraft.

Verna said...

Primo!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Beautiful card...love it!

Antje said...

Great card - love the CAS Style with the colours you chose! Great way to make the flower!

MicheyMoo said...

This is a stunning easel card Laurie!! The flower is definitely a winner!! xx

Helen said...

Laurie, this is AMAZING. I love it and you've made me want to try and make one of these easel cards. And the paper pieced flower is to die for. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Sharli said...

Laurie,
What a beautiful easel card with all that paper piecing! It's just delightful!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great easel card :)

Sharron said...

Just love your card! Wonderful design and the patchwork and paper pieced flower are perfect!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the piecing and the patchwork! Great job!!

Kelly S. said...

Easel cards are just the best! You have inspired me to not be so lazy and to try another one! Love the paper-piecing and how the white pops off of that kraft!

Heather said...

What a fun easel card! All that faux stitching really pays off -it looks terrific. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

This is fantastic! I love the piecing! And, of course, those easel cards are a fave!

Thanks for joining us on the Waltz!
Lisa

Debbie said...

Gorgeous, love the patchwork!

Melanie said...

Cuuuute flower

JILL S said...

This is such a beautiful card and a lovely take on an easel card. TFS!

Julia Aston said...

I love easel cards! and what a clever design making a flower out of these hearts! great colors on this!

Joanne Gilch said...

Love the coordinating you created on this card. Every thing just flows so nicely. Lovely easel card.

Kathryn B said...

You did an amazing job! The faux stitching looks amazing and your colors are perfectly complimentary to each other!

Charmaine Stack said...

Your paper piecing is really special and the faux stitching looks fab. I like how the white pops against the kraft.

Genevieve said...

Gorgeous & the White is very striking against the kraft :)

Genevieve said...

Gorgeous & the White is very striking against the kraft :)

SnappyStamper said...

Wow - super sweet - I love that cool paperpieced flower!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Laurie!! Your pieced flowers is gorgeous!!

Janet said...

That's very pretty.

Nancy said...

Very Pretty!!!
Love the paper piecing and faux stitching

jmarmon said...

This is a great take on quilt inspired card. I thought of making a quilt inspired card but didn't know where to start.