Friday, April 26, 2013

Feathers in Vase

Hi friends! I've been playing with some of the wonderful new Cheery Lynn Designs dies from Classy Cards 'n Such and I made this non-traditional Mother's Day card to share with you.

I love the new vases and the new dream catcher dies from the latest Cheery Lynn Designs release. The feathers are from the Dream Catchers #2 (Cheery Lynn Designs) set. These sold out immediately within hours of being available in the store, and there is another shipment en route. That's why you will see the "Pre-order" notice on this particular item right now.

When I set about making this card, I had Mother's Day on my mind since this week's challenge is all about Mothers Day on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog. I knew I wanted to do something different. When I saw the feathers in this Dream Catchers #2 (Cheery Lynn Designs) die, it niggled in my brain as a possible cool alternative to flowers. When I saw the Vase (set of 4 from Cheery Lynn Designs) die set, my plan fell into place. Yup, feathers in a vase instead of flowers - totally PERFECT!!!

Since I was already doing a "different" card, I decided I wanted to go with non-traditional colors for my card. That meant no pastels, no flowery papers, no obvious "girly" stuff. So I pulled out a piece of Kraft cardstock and stamped it with the Shabby Music background stamp (JustRite) and then sponged the edges with a brown ink. I adhered this music piece to a vanilla card base, and then I pulled out my Country Girl border die (Cheery Lynn Designs). I die cut the border from dark brown cardstock as well as a deep rose cardstock. I cut the deep rose Country Girl border in half lengthwise and adhered it below my music background piece. I then set aside my dark brown Country Girl border piece and picked up the negative piece (the outside part you would normally throw away) and affixed it over the music background piece and the deep rose border piece. I love how it fits so perfectly over the triangles in the deep rose border.

The Vase (Cheery Lynn Designs) was cut from vanilla cardstock and I stamped the sentiment from the Hugs & Kisses Sentiments set(JustRite) directly onto the vase. I cut the Mini Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn Designs) from the same deep rose cardstock and inserted it into the top of the vase. Then I cut the feathers from the Dream Catchers #2 set (Cheery Lynn Designs) from dark brown cardstock and arranged them inside the vase with the mini flourish. The vase was affixed to my card with some Joy Foam Pads.

I hope you've enjoyed this non-traditional Mother's Day card! :-) You can use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% when you go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs #77 - Mother's Day
Perfect Sentiment #76 - Mother's Day
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Sentiment
Stamp and Create - Use at least one die cut
Stamping for the Weekend - Die Cuts and/or Punches


Debbie's Time Out said...

Holly very nice card. I like the way you have put the Happy Mothers Day right onto the vase. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Challenge. Good Luck

Jenn Bedient said...

Love the card, Holly! So elegant and love what you have done with the new Cheery Lynn dies. I was wondering just how big the sentiment dies were- this gives a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. I hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Cheryl said...

Wow - Truly awesome :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Vickie ODell said...

What a nice combination of Cheery Lynne dies you used! I hadn't seen the feather die before. Putting your sentiment on the vase was a cool idea, too. Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge.

Bj said...

Awesome card Holly. Love the clean, crisp lines and what you did with the feathers is so cool!