Wednesday, March 31, 2010

IO Challenge- Celebrating Mom

Today is another Impression Obsession Challenge day, and the theme is "Celebrating Mom." You might look at my card and think, "what?!!" However, I decided to make a card celebrating MY mom. She is quite the coffee junkie (as am I). Whenever we get together, we always make time for a coffee and chat session. With Mothers' Day coming up, I think the best thing you can do is personalize your card to match your mom.

To make this card, I created a background using two different Cover A Card backgrounds. I stamped the Swatches background (CC023) onto cream paper with Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown ink. I then stamped the Thin stripes background (CC001) over the swatches background using Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan ink. Here is a close up of the two backgrounds combined:

The stamp and saying come from a clear set (Coffee with a Friend CL257). I colored the image with Copic markers and added a bit of Platinum Stickles to the steam for sparkle. To finish the card, I layered a couple of buttons and tied them together with some hemp string.

Need more mom ideas? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Kathy created. Want to participate in the challenge? You can find all the information here. You could even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate!

10 comments:

GiftsByHeidi said...

Beautiful card Laura. Love you added the 2 buttons, that's the perfect embellishment.

Anonymous said...

Perfect card for your mom! You must know her very well! Q

Jenny Gropp said...

Love it, Laura -- love the coloring - the deep red is great and the golden yellow a great accent color choice!!

Julie Koerber said...

Laura, I am in love with this card! I could send this one to my mom too -- we love our coffee talks! I might have to case this one! :-)

Deborah March said...

You know, I've NEVER seen this stamp used SO beautifully!! WOW!! FABULOUS card Laura!!

Shirley said...

Oh my gosh! What a really creative lovely card, Laura! What mother wouldn't love this. The colors are luscious together and the whole design is great!

Anonymous said...

You are a rock star in the stamp world! It's true and you know it. I better see a copy of this in the store cause you are going to sell this set out the door.

dini said...

Love it! This is definitely a color combo I don't often use... gonna have to try it!

Diana said...

Oh, I ADORE brown and red together. Always enjoy visiting you!

Anita said...

Beautiful card.