May 08, 2014

Happy Mother's Day





Hi everyone.  Today's card is my first try at a new (to me) technique, called Punched Ombre.  This technique was created by Deb Valder.  I learned how to do it by watching one of Linda's top notch videos on Stamping School.

After completing the punched and embossed background, I only needed to add a small focal point to the card's front to finish my design.  I was able to get the look I was striving for by combining elements from two different Doodle Pantry sets -- pre-colored flowered branches from Genuine Love; and a Happy Mother's Day sentiment from Salutations Francaises.  The branches were arranged, grouped and some were even cropped In a Microsoft Word document before merging them together on top of a simple oval shape.  Just had to add the sentiment to the inside of the oval, before printing, die cutting and adding the digital focal point to the card's front.

I would like to enter my card in the following fun challenges:
Sassy Studios DTBST Challenge #228 -- Happy Mother's Day
Inspired by... #114 -- Mother's Day Theme
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT050814 -- Anything Goes with a Die Cut and Punches twist

Enjoy your weekend and have a very Happy Mother's Day!  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

25 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, love the embossing! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

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  2. LOVE the texture on this, will have to try this technique
    Hugs
    Lorianna

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  3. Pat, this is GORGEOUS!! What a cool technique, and you have used it so so SO beautifully. LOVE.

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  4. WOW! This is wonderful Pat, such an effective technique. I love the embossing and the colours look fantastic.
    Sue xx

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  5. This is so lovely Pat, quite beautiful!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  6. Pretty and gorgeous with the ombre background and the sweet image.

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  7. Love that awesome background, Pat! Sensational work!

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  8. WOW on both the bright color combo, Pat, and the fabulous embossing!! I love this.

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  9. superbe et très élégant, j'aime ton sentiment en français...biz

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  10. Wow - what an interesting technique for your background Pat! love the colors and that wonderful wreath and sentiment en francais!

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  11. Very cool background technique - love the colours you chose and the image combination is beautiful on your background!

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  12. Gorgeous technique for your background!
    You combined the branches and sentiment beautifully!!

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  13. Oh Pat,wow wow wow!!! Love this card! Love everything about it. Great mix of the sentiment with the flowers! Just a wonderful card girl!!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  14. wow Pat, what a beautiful card. I just love how you did the embossing.

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  15. A gorgeous Mother's Day card and great design.

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

    Sarahx

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  16. I love the background you've created with dies and embossing folder, it's a really decorative technique!

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  17. Pat this is just so beautiful and elegant. Perfect for a loving Mom.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  18. Such a gorgeous card Pat!! Love the gradient colors with the inlayed embossing!! So pretty!! HUGS :)

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  19. This is ... amazing! I love those gradient shapes paired with the embossing folder! Great!!

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  20. A really beautiful French Mother's Day card, Pat! I love the embossed background and how it really brings out your images!

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  21. The ombre is gorgeous. What a wonderful technique and such a lovely card.

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  22. Very pretty! Love the way the technique turned out! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    Kim
    SSD DT

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  23. Wow Pat, gorgeous! I'm going to have to try this technique!

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