I had put aside a die-cut I had leftover from a retired Artisan Embellishments kit from two years ago. I knew I wanted to use it for something delicate, like a mother's day card. When I saw the CAS(E) This Sketch #208 challenge, I thought it would work nicely. I also received this week the Any Occasion stamp set from Sale-A-Bration, so it was a nice chance to ink it. Despite my extensive (!) stamp collection, I don't have a whole lot of "Happy Mother's Day" options available so I opted to take the first two words from the Any Occasion stamp set and create the rest using dies.
Funny thing about the word "des"... It comes from a die set that I found recently at a local store. It includes only French "filler words" - de, du, des, le, la, les, un, une. My first thought was that it was quite useless. But that thought only lasted a second, because then I thought of all the times when I'm scrapbooking and creating a title for my page and I need a bunch of those filler words. When I'm using alphabet stickers, it annoys me to spend all of my precious vowels on filler words, and if I'm using die-cuts, it takes forever because of the repeating letters. After thinking about that, the die set went straight into my basket! And it serves beautifully here. I added a Falling in Love embellishment (2017 Occasions Catalogue) to the card, with a touch of Silver Metallic thread as well.
The card base seemed a little bare so I went hunting in my background stamp collection and found Teahouse (long retired), which was just delicate enough to add a little something without overwhelming the focal point.
The lovely colour combo was inspired by ColourQ #290.
Colour Combo: Blushing Bride + Poppy Parade + Mint Macaron + Watermelon Wonder + Very Vanilla
Stamps: Occasions pour tout (Any Occasion - SAB), Teahouse Background
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Carried Away (SAB)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Falling in Love Embellishments, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Alisha Alphabet Dies (Echo Park), Réf. Articles Dies (Kesi'art),
Silver Metallic Thread