Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cards for Women with Laurie Schmidlin

With Spring in the air, my thoughts naturally gravitate to my wonderful mother and equally fabulous Mother-in-Law!  Yes, you heard me right...a fabulous Mother-in-Law!  :-)  My husband's mother is very special, and because she lives so far away (in Switzerland), I like to make and send her Mother's Day cards early to insure they arrive on time.
When my box of brand new Glitz goodies arrived, I knew immediately that I wanted to use them for her cards!  It just doesn't get any prettier than vintage Glitz goodies with fresh Spring colors!


GD Mom
For my first card, I dug into the Laced with Grace Collection!  The only problem I had, was choosing which papers to use first...because I LOVE them all!  I chose three different patterns to work with, a beautiful vintage Whatnot (also from the Laced with Grace Collection), and some Cream Teeny Alpha letters to spell out "Mom".
GD Best Grandma
For my next card, I went with a softer color palette, using papers from the new Afternoon Muse Collection.  After matting two coordinating patters and adding a vellum layer to soften them up a bit, I added the stamped focal layers (made with the frame stamp from the Laced with Grace Clear Stamps set).
So, which new collection is your favorite?  Right now, I just can't get enough of the warm, vintage tones of the Laced with Grace Collection!   It's a tough call for me though, because it changes almost daily!  :-)
Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope your day is a creative one!  ~Laurie

Mom Card
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Papers:  Floral, Stripe, Polka
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Whatnot
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha - Cream
Other: Cream cardstock, Heart Punch, Parisian Accents die (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Sparklers, Floral Trim (Webster's Pages), Ribbon
World's Best Grandma Card
Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Papers:  Banner, Floral
Glitz Design Clear Stamps:  Laced with Grace
Other:  Vellum cardstock, Cream cardstock, Love Deepens (Verve Stamps), Sewing machine, Prima Roses, Dew Drops, Cream Organza ribbon

3 comments:

pamela said...

Beautiful cards. Wish my mother and grandmother was still with me so I could do a card for them. Beatiful paper and ribbon.

Shona said...

gorgeous cards and I cant wait to get that collection and try some cards out too. Right now I am also loving that collection

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Perfect for Mother's Day!! You totally rocked them!