Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Floral Mother's Day Card for the Brutus Monroe Blog Hop (with PRIZES!)

Good morning friends

***NOTE:  This is my second post today. Because this is an International Blog Hop, we all wanted to post our cards at the same time. Which for me is 10pm. But this morning I posted a cool Tent Pop-Up SNEAK PEEK card using a bunch of dies from Karen Burniston's upcoming release. Scroll up if you missed that one, or click HERE.

This week the Karen Burniston Riley Design Team is doing a collaboration with the folks at Brutus Monroe. You can see more at the Brutus Monroe BLOG, and today our team is doing a Blog Hop WITH PRIZES!! You should have arrived here from Karen Burniston's Blog!

I made a Pop-Up Mother's Day card for my Mom. Let's talk about the front first.


I'm really proud of how this card turned out, as I used the Brutus Monroe stamps in different ways to inspire you. This patterned paper was a 'free with purchase' - white with white embossed doily's on the front. I stamped the Brutus Monroe Cloud Background with dye inks then smeared them around with my finger as the embossed areas created a resist. It made such a cool looking background!

To get an ombre ribbon, I simply scribbled with a marker on a plastic palette and picked up the colour with a water brush. Then I just touched the ribbon where I wanted the darker colour and it seeped up the ribbon getting lighter as it went. Note, I did protect the patterned paper underneath until the ribbon was dry.


Here is a look at the inside, where I used the same technique and patterned paper inside. The Pop-Up base was created with the Cupcake Pop-Up, and I used the flower pot from the Flower Pot Pop-Up as the pot that the flowers are in. The flowers themselves were stamped, coloured with markers and a water brush, then fussy cut. I used a textured embossing powder on the flower pot to give it some dimension and added a few leafy sprigs as well.


Of course I added a bee and some glitter too as well as sparkle at the flower centres. The bee ties in with the Queen Bee sentiment below the pot of flowers.


The Word Set 5 Royalty works perfectly for Mother's day, and the words on the little banner are in the Brutus Monroe flower set (Conservatory of Quotes). It says "You are AMAZING, always remember that".


The Cupcake Pop-Up makes a great generic Pop-Up card, and since I use it so much that is what I'm offering for a PRIZE! Simply leave me a comment telling me why you like my card and be sure your email address is valid so I can contact you if you win. I will use Random.org to choose a random number from the comments and will draw for the Cupcake Pop-Up Prize on Thursday May 24th.


Next stop on the Blog Hop is Frances Byrne

If you aren't sure of the order for the hop, I'll list everyone here:


I'll be back tomorrow afternoon with my fourth Karen Burniston/Brutus Monroe collaboration card.

Supplies:
Conservatory of Quotes - Brutus Monroe
Bristol Smooth Card Stock
Zig clean colour markers
Water brush
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen
Green, white and kraft card stocks
Weather wood embossing powder - Emerald Creek
Cloud background - Brutus Monroe
Crochet Doiley's patterned paper - Kaisercraft
Fun foam
Stickles
Seam Binding

Card size - 5-1/2 x 6"

Thanks for stopping by today

62 comments:

  1. perfect card for Mother's Day, love the flowers on the cupcake pop-up

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  2. so wonderful card!
    Elma

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  3. Such a pretty pop up card! Love the bouquet of flowers!

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  4. Such a gorgeous card Katen just perfect!!!

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  5. Cupcakes are great but flowers make one feel something beautiful (and there's no guilt with them) .

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  6. I love your card, not only because it is pretty but like me, you mix and match die components and come up with something unique. I've told ladies on my scrapbooking message board that the cupcake die is a good "first" popup die.

    It is easy and very versatile and if they don't want a cupcake, just cover the popup part with a shape and put anything on it!

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  7. Your mom got a fabulous card. I love the technique on the front and the wild flowers inside. Isn't that cupcake popup fun?

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  8. Gorgeous card Karen!! Especially love how you did the lovely soft background!

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  9. Such great inspiration ~ you just gave me an idea for some cardstock I've been clueless about using.

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  10. Absolutely stunning card! I love how you added die cuts to the stamped image. Your coloring on the image was enough but adding the extra foliage, the pot and especial the bee took it to another level! Well done!!!

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  11. love the front of this card and the doilies

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  12. love how you did the background. I think you have perfected it.

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  13. Such a pretty card and I love the the pop-up.

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  14. I love your card! Such a pretty background and ribbon,, and then a new idea using the Cupcake popup! A great card!!

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  15. Oh my, this card is just gorgeous! I love it!

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  16. Great idea - love your cards!

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  17. How clever to use the flowers on the cupcake pop-up!

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  18. I love the soft watercolored background and how it compliments the flowers for such a beautiful, feminine card design! This is a wonderful Mother's Day card and I can see this design being used for so many occasions, weddings, get well, sympathy or birthday to name a few!

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  19. Loved the whole card. From the way you added color to the embossed paper (and the paper itself) to using a part of the flower pot pop up. Wonderful car.

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  20. Beautiful card! Love your clever technique to create it too! Enjoying this blog hop because I'm getting so many new ideas for ways to use my KB dies!

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  21. Such cute flowers! Love the mix and match and the pop up die is the pretty fantastic.

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  22. Gorgeous card. I lived how you used the Conservatory of Quotes stamp. And how versatile this card is and can be used for many occasions

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  23. What a beautiful card- it's absolutely perfect for Mother's Day. The colors are perfection!

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  24. Love The background and the colors

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  25. I JUST LOVE THE COLORS YOU USED. THANKS FOR SHARING

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  26. Awesome way to use
    the cupcake pop up
    as the base for the
    flower pot! Love the
    inking also over the
    embossing.
    Carla from Utah

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  27. So pretty. Love the doily paper, the ribbon and the bee on the pop up flowers.

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  28. This is a very pretty and colourful mother's day card.

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  29. I love your card because its lacey and the beautiful pot of flowers is gorgeous!! and I love being your follower and getting ur emails everyday with ur cards, i have bought sooo many sets you use!!! Im truly addicted!!! jeanmheming@aol.com

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  30. Love the way you used the pop up to do the flower pot, love the colors as well. Thanks for sharing the inspirations

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  31. What a great card! I must make this card now, before I forget about it next year! Excellent design.

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  32. Very pretty card. So spring-like.

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  33. Beautiful card. I like the resist technique.

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  34. The floral bouquet is simply amazing and beautiful. Gorgeous card!

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  35. You are able to achieve perfection by using a multitude of products. That is why I like your card!

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  36. Just a wonderful shot of spring!!

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  37. I don't know what happened to my comment so I will try again.
    Beautiful card for your Mother!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  38. What Mom wouldn't love this bouquet!
    Carol b

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  39. Fabulous card, very creative background. I like how you added texture to the flower pot and the flowers are lovely.

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  40. thanks for the inspiration - love how you show all the dies being integrated ... lovely!

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  41. Hi Karen, I love your card! (I always love your cards...) Love your style... This card has such a lovely background and the bouquet of flowers inside is very elegant! The CUPcake popup is one that I don't have, so I'd love to win it! Thanks for the chance!

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  42. Love the colours. Sooo pretty

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  43. I love how you did the colored background and added texture to the flower pot your tieing the little bee with queen bee saying is cool too. We all know moms are the queen bee!!! Thanks for sharing

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  44. I never think of combining Die sets. You make this look so easy,

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  45. Love your card. It would have been a perfect card for my grandmother, the entire family called her the “Queen Bee”

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  46. Love your card and the colors too!

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  47. What an enchanting card ! Whoever gets it sure is going to hold a little treasure in their hands

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  48. Great card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. I love the soft colors you created with your card plus the color-coordinated ribbon. Very, very pretty!

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  50. Really pretty design! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. How pretty. Love it. Thanks for the opportunity to win this set.

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    1. Lin! You are the lucky winner of the Cupcake Pop-Up die set! Please email me at karen . aicken @ gmail.com (no spaces) with your address and I will forward that to Karen Burniston who will send you your dies. Congratulations!!

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  52. Your technique to stamp a background onto a resist and then spread it around creates an interesting look. And though you didn't highlight the floral arrangement, I like that a lot.

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  53. What a delightful bouquet pop-up! I love that this die is so adaptable!!

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  54. cool card, but I reallly love the flower card I just got from you in my email!!! love what u did with that flower!!!

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  55. Beautiful card. Love the flowers!

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  56. Love your cards, sweet ๐Ÿ’

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