Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Red Rubber Designs: Mother's Day

Happy Tuesday!

This week the Red Rubber Design Team is posting Mother's Day cards or projects. It is that time of the year to start thinking about it, especially if you need to order some supplies.

Today, I used Mother's Face which is a beautiful poem or ode to mothers and Majestic Mountain because the poem refers to flowers, majestic mountains, forests, fields and streams.  I thought the 2 images were perfect for each other. 
I started with some Aspen (golden colored) cardstock from the Natural cardstock assortment.  I stamped the Majestic Mountain scene with Water Lilly Palette ink which is part of the Monet cube set.  I actually inked up the stamp and stamped on some white paper first then stamped on the Aspen cardstock.  This gave the near perfect shade of blue-green to match the Hemmingway patterned cardstock.

Then with Burnt Umber Palette ink (part of the Escher cube set) I inked the Mother's face stamp and stamped over the Majestic Mountain image.  I used embossing ink and covered the stamp image with clear embossing powder.  I embossed the entire image and repeated with 2 more layers.  You can see that I cracked it only a couple times.
This is a picture of my second try - the first one I did 6 layers of clear embossing powder and I shattered it totally.  It was really hard to see the mountain scene and read the verse so I redid it with less layers and less cracking.  Although the shattered glass affect was really cool.  Note - if you put it in the freezer for a bit it really cracks well.  I got that tip from Meredith who reminded me of this fun technique in her post last week.  Thanks Meredith!

There lots of layering with this card - 9 - it is actually very front heavy. I used 3 cardstock papers from Hemmingway, the teal, dark brown and diamond pattern. Added some lovely lace and some amber rhinestones (gems and diamonds are also mentioned in the poem) to complete the Mother's Day card.

Overall, I think it all came together nicely.  I think my mom or mother-in-law would love this card.

Supplies -- 

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Loads of Layers
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything Goes

Craft Us Crazy - Mother's Day 
Moving along with the times - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Paper Pretties - Embossing 
Make it Mondays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. Beautiful Deb! You should do a tutorial on the cracking technique. It looks awesome! Very old looking...right up my alley.

  2. Very beautiful, Deb. You really do have to use a long card for that tall saying. I like what you did.

  3. Very pretty card Deb - and no coloring!!! You know I love your coloring but this card is amazing.

  4. Debra...wow! So beautiful and so elegant! ;D

  5. This is a beautiful card using a timeless technique. And your layering of stamps is just perfect! Nicely done, Debra!!

  6. What an elegant card - I love the faded, distressed feel you've achieved with this! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  7. this is just so elegant Deb the layering and embossing techniques - everything is just perfect together -thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week and good luck hugs judith x

  8. You've certainly picked the most elegant papers to match together and I LOOOOVE the cracked appearance, that is wonderful! :)

    Beautiful card all around.

    Thank you so much for joining our challenges at Craft Us Crazy and Make It Monday!
    Lisa :)

  9. Some really clever ink work here Debra - well done you!
    Sorry I'm so late commenting thanks for joining in at MAWTT this week for Sue's Shabby Vintage challenge hope to see you again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx

  10. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the technique. Fabulous the way you did the Majestic Mountain stamp behind the verse!

  11. Beautiful card hun, lots of lovely layers for us to see! Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this time, and good luck in the draw!
    Teri x

  12. such a lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles
    this week