Quietfire Design has several new sets of stamps - you can see all of them HERE!!! Two of the sets are all about Mom... great for Mother's Day or Anytime really!! Mom's are special and could use cards more than once a year. I've used a stamp from this set on the card below.
I have a file box full of left over backgrounds, papers made but then not quite right for what I was doing, catch all pieces of paper that were too nice to throw, etc., etc., and I've decided I really need to start digging in and using some of this stuff. That is where I got the paper for the center piece of this card. It's left over from a class I taught years ago for Cyberstampers. You can see it on my picturetrail HERE. I stamped the image with Ranger's Archival Ink jet black, embossed it with clear detail powder, cut it out using Spellbinder's Labels 20, colored in Mom and the leaves with Tombow markers, inked the edges first with Distress Ink picked raspberries and then after I got further with the card decided to add jet black around the edges. I cut the next size up die from white cardstock, inked around the edges with picked raspberry, dried it, and added black Nestabling. I layered the center piece on top and added 4 small black crystals. The green layer is green textured cardstock sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist perfect pearl. Since the center piece has shimmer I wanted shimmer on this layer also. I stamped the leaves (an old unmarked stamp) with Wendy Vecchi's Archival Ink leaf green. All this is layered onto a folded white card.