Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spotlight on Hands

I had the idea to make this tender image of a child holding a parent's hand (from my "Hand in Hand" set) peeping through this wreath from Gina K's "Wreath of Wishes", this month's Free with Three set, the couple or friends hand will work too for friendship or romantic cards, but today I was thinking about spring which made me think of Mother's Day! I stamped the wreath, trimmed outside and in the center, then stamped the hands and loosely cut them out so the outer edge would be hidden under the wreath. After coloring everything with Copics, I popped the wreath up on TWO layers of dimensionals for a more shadowbox look. The Gina K Pure Luxury White Base was stamped with this greeting from "Greetings For Her" before I Cuttlebugged it with the Stylized Flowers folder to match the wreath. I tied a piece of SU! rose 5/8" grosgrain over a die cut scalloped Nestablities circle and then added my wreath over that. This design would work for your own mother, or to honor a friend you want to recognize on Mother's Day for all she does for her little ones! This floral frame just adds such sweetness to the card, I'm so happy with how it turned out!

Have a wonderful day, thanks for visiting me! :)

14 comments:

Susan White said...

Mel this card is truly beautiful. I love the hands within the wreath.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful Mel. The combination of the two sets make a sweet and sentimental Mother's Day card. Fantastic!

Toni K said...

How clever! Gorgeous card!

Terri E. said...

Very cute idea. You are always so creative!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tina Gilliland said...

What a very sweet and soft card. I think any mom would love getting this... even a mom-to-be.

Lisa T said...

Very pretty! I like how you combined those two stamps.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Melanie! I especially like how you used color and layering to really draw the eye to the focal image, while the dry embossed background adds a lovely, soft touch.

Roxie said...

Love it. I have the hands stamp set, now I need to go home and play after work.

Ananya Gupta said...

I think of only one word when I see this card - serene

Libby Hickson said...

Very pretty! It's like these stamps were meant for each other. :-)

Libby Hickson said...

Ok this is funny so I have to share - my word verification for that other comment was "parings" - not spelled correctly, but still very fitting. :-)

Lisa H. said...

What a charming card. Very sweet.

Alex said...

This is beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Michelle said...

Oh Mel this is so pretty!