I chose these stencils for the simple reason that my Mother is one of the biggest influences in my life and she is a crafter, artisan and businesswoman extra-ordinaire. From early on I remember her crochéting, knitting, sewing and later she began a business in her home doing ceramics. Which grew and grew and later became too big to "house" in our house. They moved the business twice and it supported them (my father later joined the business as well) for many years and gave me a job as a pre-teen, teen and college student. Today Mom also does wonderful glass fusion and stained glass and recently purchased a sewing machine that does beautiful embroidery. It would be great to live close enough to do some of these things together on a regular basis. Now, although she is retired she still influences my life and has even created her own web site www.stencilwithstyle.com and sells our stencils to people who do not have the luxury of living near a brick and mortar papercrafting store. Thanks Mom, for all that you have inspired me to do...I think the biggest thing that you have done is to raise me to believe in myself and my abilities to follow my dreams. I am sure that many of you have had this same experience with your mothers too.
This card that I made to honor my Mom's quilting passion is made with the re-released stencil called Cathedral Windows (LJ808). I merely stenciled it in a blue from the Banner Brilliance tri-color ink pad by Tsukineko. Then I dry embossed the quilt design stencil (LL457) using my Big Shot embossing machine. I repositioned the stencil back onto the embossed design with removable tape (RMT) and added the color by stenciling it with the same blue ink as the background and the flower portion was stenciled with orange iridescent Paintstik and shaded with a tiny bit of red ink at the tips of the flowers. The background paper was sprayed with orange and hot pink Vivid Sprays by Stewart Superior and I paste-embossed the "It's Your Day" stencil (LG704) with Glossy Blue Embossing Paste (DGBP) onto this brightly colored background. A small window was cut out in the Cathedral Window background to expose the sentiment and it is ready to send off to MOM!
Enjoy the rest of the week ....don't forget to hug a MOM and if you are a mom, Happy Mom's Day this Sunday! Feel free to join our colorway challenge and don't forget to visit each member of the design team's take on Georgia Sommer's beautiful blue and orange theme. Their names are on the sidebar at the right. And if you do make a card this week share it with us...it doesn't have to be blue and orange...we just love to see what you are up to!