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A Valentine for Mom

Yay!  Rita Wright is hosting at Freshly Made Sketches this week, and she’s designed an awesome sketch for us to play with!  I chose to make a Valentine for my Mom with Rita’s sketch and finally got an opportunity to ink up my new Painted Petals stamp set, which I LOVE.

FMS171-Cindy-HallFirst, I have to say I’ve never been good with multiple ribbons or banners, especially the vertical ones.  I will say that I did try, but didn’t like any combination I came up with to go with my focal point.  So a common standby for those of us that have trouble with those banners is to stamp where the banners should be.  Painted Petals stamp set has this great strip of dots (kinda the bokeh-look), which worked great.  I only used two colors and stamped off for the second row of each color.  The photopolymer set makes it a breeze to line up the rows.

The sentiment is my own, typed on my computer and printed on my printer.  As I think about it, I don’t know if this card can wait until Valentine’s Day.  I just might have to give it my Mom early, just as a thank you card for being a great mom.

FMS171 Rita

After having seen the rest of the ‘Clean Team’s’ creations, I’d say they didn’t have any trouble at all with the banners.  Just wait until you see what they designed to inspire you (and ME!)… visit Freshly Made Sketches to see what I mean.  I hope you’ll find lots of samples that inspire YOU and that you’ll play along with us this week!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!  🙂

SUPPLIES:  Stamp Set:  Painted Petals;  Paper:  Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White;  Ink:  Calypso Color, Pistachio Pudding and Wild Wasabi;  Tools and Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Circles Framelits Dies, Hearts Framelits Dies, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Glue Dots.  Other:  Personal Computer and Printer.

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  1. Jen Timko

    Sigh….this is so gorgeous! I love your banners. I wanted so badly to do something like this and just couldn’t come up with any ideas. This is fabulous!

  2. Narelle Farrugia

    Oh how lovely this is! I haven’t seen that sentiment before, but I just love it!

  3. Jen Brum

    I love this card Cindy! It’s just beautiful! Your mom is going to love it! I love how you’ve made your banners. I had a terrible time trying to get mine to work! Love the sentiment!!! So perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  4. KarrenJ

    What a clever idea to use the polka dots instead of the banners – it’s a great touch! Fabulous Valentine card, Cindy. Your mum is going to love this.

  5. JoAnn B.

    Beautiful card. I know your mother will love it.

  6. Jen Mitchell

    This is such a beautiful Valentine for your Mom. And the heartfelt sentiment makes me smile. What a special lady your Mom must be!

  7. Cheryl Hamilton

    Cindy, Your card is just gorgeous!! Thanks so much!

    Cheryl

  8. linda callahan

    This is beautiful! Love how you stamped the banners and the soft look of the flowers is lovely! Going to be a big hit with mom for sure!

  9. Bobbi miller

    Wow!! This is beautiful Cindy. Your Mom will love it. 🙂 xo

  10. Amy O'Neill

    Beautifully done, Cindy! I love how you’ve stamped the banners and making your own sentiment is genius. Your mom will love this.

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