Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #130!! =)

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Look at the AMAZING color pallette for this weeks challenge over on The Play Date Cafe Blog here:
I hope if you didn't get to play this week that you'll atleast make some time to go and look at ALL of the BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATION!! =)
So I decided to make my card for my mother for Mother's Day!! I wanted to use the FUN stamp set fron The Craft's Meow: Cherished
I have seen where people have stamped images and then covered them with UTEE and I wanted to try this technique!! My mom makes stained glass windows and I thought it would be fun to make a faux stained glass piece for her card!! =) I stamped the image onto a Pink Paislee Vintage Vouge piece of cardstock using Archival Jet Black Ink and then made sure it was dry!! I used Faber-Castle watercolor pencils to color the image in and did some shading!! Then I sprayed the entire piece with Tattered Angels Dazziling Diamonds Glimmer Mist because I wanted it to have a pretty shine underneath the UTEE!! Then once the glimmer mist had dried I poured a coat of UTEE over the top of my image!! I then picked my piece up before it was completely dry and let some of the UTEE drip off so the piece wasn't too thick!! I then cracked the piece and ripped one of the edges to give it an OLD VINTAGE feel!! I LOVE the way that it turned out!! I played around all day on sunday with this technique and I have several different takes on the same process!!
I then added it to a turquoise core`dinations cardstock and then matted the piece onto a pink cardstock from Prima!! I made the card base out of a Grey core`dinations cardstock to really frame the card!!
I added a piece of Webster's Pages Lace trim and a pink piece of tulle that I tied into a bow. I finished it off with a velvet trim from Making Memories and then added some Pins also from Making Memories!! I stamped the sentiment onto a cream cardstock using Grey ink from Stamin' Up. I LOVE the way it turned out and I know my mom is going to LOVE it!!
Here are some pictures!! =)

THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)



  1. this is gorgeous Larissa!!!!! WOW!

  2. Oh, Larissa, this is truly gorgeous. Because you did the 'stained glass' effect, your mom is doubly sure to love it. You must be so proud of this!!

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

  3. OHHHHHHHH! This is so pretty! LOVE the beautiful stained glass effect--love the flowers--love the lace and ribbon! BEAUTIFULLY done:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)