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

64 comments:

StampOwl said...

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

Anonymous said...

so wonderful card!
Elma

Denise Bryant said...

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

Kelly Booth said...

Such a gorgeous card Katen just perfect!!!

Tammy TWP said...

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

Angie said...

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!

Billie Dee said...

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

Helen said...

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

April said...

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

The Razzill Dazzill Girl said...

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!!!

Scrapparen said...

Combinding dies is nice.

Tania Godwin-Evans said...

love the front of this card and the doilies

Adorable Annie said...

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

Jane M said...

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

mo holmes said...

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

Katy Young said...

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

Ann said...

Such a pretty card!

Diane Kurtz said...

Great idea - love your cards!

Lois said...

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

Arlene W. said...

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!

Liz H. said...

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.

Sam B said...

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!

Consuelo Morales said...

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

Linda Peabody said...

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

Lynne Wagner said...

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

Deb said...

Stunning!

Chiara T. said...

Love The background and the colors

Anonymous said...

I JUST LOVE THE COLORS YOU USED. THANKS FOR SHARING

cghundley said...

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

Sue D said...

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

Annie C said...

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

Jenny Fruchey said...

ooooh, so pretty

jean said...

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

Lyn C said...

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

MoonBeamDreamZ said...

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

Kathleen Grogan said...

Beautiful card !

Britney said...

Very pretty card. So spring-like.

Pami Ballington said...

Beautiful card. I like the resist technique.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

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

NWFlamingo said...

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

Pam Pam said...

Just a wonderful shot of spring!!

Barbara Holmes said...

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

Con crs said...

What Mom wouldn't love this bouquet!
Carol b

Vivian C. said...

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

Sandra Bonagura said...

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

Louise said...

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!

Nicky said...

Love the colours. Sooo pretty

Barbara Woodard said...

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

Sue Mosuch said...

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

Stanlee Runner said...

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

Vivian Foo said...

Love your card and the colors too!

Shuly said...

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

abhoneyab said...

Great card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cherri B said...

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

Lady Joyful said...

Really pretty design! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lin said...

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

Betty B said...

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.

D.Ann C said...

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

jean said...

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

Marlene L said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers!

D Mullin said...

Love your cards, sweet 💐

Karen Aicken said...

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!!

Karen Aicken said...

Thanks for commenting. Since I didn't hear from the previous prize winner, I drew your name this morning. Congratulations! Please contact me within 48 hours and I will send your information to Karen Burniston who will then send you your dies.

Debbie K. said...

Adorable card, Karen!