Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mom's (Juniper) Birthday

My mother's birthday was the last week of March, but since we are flying out to Washington (the state) to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday, I am taking her this Color My Heart dare card:

There are lots of changes ahead for my parents.  They are moving out of their home and into a retirement center.  I thought this sentiment (Scrapbook Sentiments-Poets) was perfect.  The floral stamp is also CTMH (Paris Floral) but is an old, wood-mounted one.  I have always loved this stamp and am so glad it got the dust brushed off for this card.  The Juniper cardstock was run through an embossing folder to get the leaves.  I then lightly brushed them with more Juniper ink to help them stand out a little more.  I used scallop-edged scissors to create the  bottom border (but you could do the same thing with the "Card" image on p. 44 of Artiste and simply cut off the top scallop border).  A satin-edged bow and touch of glitter gel in the flower centers, which just happened to form a lovely triangle (love it when good design falls into my lap unplanned), completed this monochromatic beauty.

If you've followed my blog at all, you might remember the card I posted where I messed up my Color My Heart assignment.  It was supposed to be Juniper.  Just Juniper.  Not Twilight, and certainly not Twilight with another color.  (Go to this post to see my "mess up" card.)  But it's okay.  I'll take two cards instead of one any day.

I think Mom will love the card for both its simple beauty and the challenging sentiment. 

Until next time,


  1. I love the clean, monochromatic look of this card with the juniper flowers and juniper sentiment. I also love the pretty bow. Great job, Becca!

  2. Stunning card. Love the simplicity and clean aspects to the card. Great job.

  3. I LOVE this card and Paris Floral stamp--you make me want to go dust mine off and stamp with it. I love how you layered it over the dry embossed juniper branches. It looks so elegant! Beautiful work, as usual! Thanks for reminding me of a well loved and long forgotten stamp too!

    :) Marie

  4. That scallop edge is fantastic where you added it! I really love the look of this one, Becca! Of course, I don't think I have seen one of yours that I haven't, lol! Fantastic design and execution!

  5. Beautiful!! I love this card! I want one for myself! Haha.


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