Monday, May 2, 2011

Wonderful Mother

Here are a few more Mother's Day Cards!

I used the Stampin' Up! Build A Blossom punch and a little technique my sister showed me for curving the petals up a little. It's super fast and easy and makes all the difference in making the flowers pop!

Behind the pink flower you'll see a white piece of paper that I embossed with my sister's Big Shot. I think the texture really adds a lot to the card!

On this second card I used a bolder pattern of paper for the petals and glitter embossing powder on the sentiment. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Baby Bump

This layout is actually a full spread, but I censored the other half because it had several photos of my bare giant pregger tummy and you don't want to see that.  However, I wanted to post this right side because I like the balance of it. 

I cut the brown floral piece in the upper right with my sister's bigshot (a super cool cutting machine) while I was visiting her in Texas last month. I made myself several of those to spare, so hopefully they'll show up in other layouts too!

The blue flowers are also made with a big shot- although Cheryl was the one to make them. She actually made a bunch of them for some other project and offered me a few leftovers! They're made with a Big Shot Stampin' Up! Embosslit Die, so one run through the big shot cuts AND embosses! Cheryl then put some Stampin' Up! Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink on the raised piece and added a pearl in the center (did I get that right, Cheryl?). I love them so much I'm tempted to buy a big shot myself! (but only temped)