Perfectly Penciled – Happy Mother’s Day

Had a chance to catch up and create my card for this week’s Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#354).

Have to admit that I was a little stumped with this one.  Loving all the circles but what theme, what colors and what materials to use…

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I opted to play with the TGIF Challenge (#366) and the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge (#543).

My Mother is all pep and vigor and not really into soft and subtle, so I chose the new bold red In-Color, Sweet Sorbet mixed with Black and White.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Accent Mat: (5¼” x 4”) Basic Black cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (5” x 3¾”) Black and White Cross-Hatch patterned piece of paper from the still available limited promotion All Together Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Circles: Various Sizes from the Layering Circles Dies set.
    • Floral – from the new Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper pack.  Only the Floral Buds were colored with Stampin’ Blends, the new In-Color Light Sweet Sorbet and Light Parakeet Party.  A bit of shading and highlight was added to make the Blooms pop with the retired Light Soft Sky Stampin’ Blendabilities Marker.
    • Sentiment – Basic Black cardstock scrap.  The sentiment, Happy Mother’s Day, is from the retired Tea Together stamp set and was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.
    • Black and White Scallop – from the All Together Designer Series Paper pack.
    • Sweet Sorbet Accents – These circles were dry-embossed with the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder for a little bit of textural interest.

All of the Circles were adhered to the Background Panel with the Sentiment Circle popped up with Dimensionals and added to the card base.

The new Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper will be my new go-to Black and White paper.  So many possibilities!  Wishing all the Mother’s out there a very happy day.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

2 thoughts on “Perfectly Penciled – Happy Mother’s Day

  1. I am in love with the design of this card. The stamped circle looks amazing with the pattern paper you chose. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!!

    CIC DT Member


  2. That is a great way to pull together a bold color themed card! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

    CIC DT

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