Here is the card I created for the latest challenge at http://chickswithinkpads.blogspot.com/search/label/Chicks%20Inspiration%20Challenge and for the Basic Grey Spring/ Easter challenge at http://basicgreychallenges.blogspot.com/ . I hope my card will qualify for the Spring part of the challenge as Mother's Day is in the spring:)
The two chicks will pick their top 5 cards each week and ask the creators of those cards to be guest designers for the next challenge. How great is that? Of course, if you're shy, you can always decline:)
Now for the card details: The DP is from Basic Grey (Euphoria). I don't think I've met a Basic Grey paper that I haven't liked, but I'm really lovin' this stuff. They have several different patterns in this color and I bought them all. The pink paper is Bazzill and the blue is from American Crafts.
I cut the white circle and the scallop with my Nestabilities. I embossed the white piece using my Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder. If you click on the picture you can probably make out some of the detail of the embossing. Now for those flowers; I stamped 3 different flowers from an Inkadinkadoo (Garden Words) stamp set, embossed them and cut them out. For the last small flower, I used an embossed reject image as my paper and punched out 3 flowers with my new Fiskars daisy punch. I joined all the flowers together with a glittered brad from my stash, added pieces of ribbon that came from Michael's and then popped the flowers with dimensionals. I added the pearls around the scallop and punched the branches around the flowers with my MS branch punch. The sentiment is Studio G, that I stamped and sponged with SU Purley Pomegranate.
I was really pleased how this card turned out so it definitely will be going to my Mom.