I made this card with a new challenge blog in mind called The Library Challenge hosted by Marina from My Perfect Life. Its a great idea for those of us that like to indulge in a good book. Each challenge is a based around a novel and you can take inspiration from the book cover that Marina uploads, the story or the title.
The challenge running at the moment until the 10th March is the classic Pride & Prejudice and I took my inspiration from the beautiful book cover and part of the title. Pride and moms go hand in hand so with that in mind I made a Mother's Day card.
Thanks to terrible dull weather the flowers look quite gordy on the photograph but they are a little more subtle in reality. I started by stamping each of the flowers and leaves one by one in Versamark and then embossing with antique gold. I coloured them with alcohol pens, added the sentiment and left it at that as I felt it didn't really need anything else.
This is a slightly better photograph so you can see the embossing, it reminds me of a technique I used to do at School with silk and hot wax, sometimes the simplest of ideas give you the best results.
The Library - Pride & Prejudice
CAS on Friday - OLC
Stamping Sensations - Anything with Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Delight