April 24, 2021

Mother's Day Rose

 Hello and Welcome!  This is Shanna from Caffeinated Craftiness with another fun project featuring Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps!!

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and I have 4 fabulous mothers in my life to create cards for!  I absolutely LOVE the florals Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps has, so I grabbed a favorite and my colored pencils and decided to do some more no-line coloring.

I haven't used my colored pencils in a while, and I am pretty sure they were feeling neglected! I used Prismacolor Premier pencils on this project and couldn't have asked for a better outcome!  I started by stamping my Peony lg. stamp using some no-line coloring ink on Kraft cardstock.  Then I grabbed some colored pencils and started coloring.  I like working from dark/shadows to light/highlights best, and start out with a light application of pigment, and add layers.  Generally it will take 2-3 times of adding layers for me to achieve a blend I am happy with on my pencils.  The kraft colored paper really added some depth to the image as a whole in my opinion!

After I was done coloring, I fussy cut my peony and set it aside to work on my background.  For my background I used the beautiful Wood Slice stamp and Versamark ink to create a tone-on-tone background.  I then cut a 1.5" strip of vellum and wrapped it around the bottom third of my background panel.  I stamped my sentiment onto Kraft cardstock as well in the Versamark ink to keep the color palette the same.  My sentiment was partially stamped from the Your Day stamp, as I didn't have a Mother's Day specific stamp in mind for this card!  I love stretching my supplies in unique ways though!  I matted the sentiment strip and the top and bottom of the background panel with a light purple cardstock as well to help tie in the purple peony.  

Lastly I adhered my peony to my card using wet adhesive.  I had considered popping it up with some foam tape, but chose to keep it mail-friendly and flat so I can pop it in an envelope and mail it for Mother's Day. 

Does you have a flower that reminds you of your mom?  I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

You can find more inspiration, and share your own fabulous projects in the Crackerbox and Suzy Flaunt it if You Made it Facebook group!  
That wraps up my post for today, I will be back here soon with another dose of red rubber inspiration!  Be sure to follow along with me over on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with all my caffeinated adventures!  Till next time, bye!

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