Saturday, 15 March 2014

Mothers Day......Sweet Stampin' Challenge

we want you to make a card or project with the theme

"Mothers Day" 
Why don't you pop by Sweet Stampin's Blog. We've got plenty of inspiration from the Design Team's Sweet Ladies and we hope you will join us in the fun.
The only thing you have to remember is that your card MUST have stamping on it.

This card I made using the stamp technique called "generation stamping". Basically, it means that I stamp 1. generation, 2nd generation, 3rd generation etc. In other words, I do not re-ink my stamp but continue to stamp with it. This way the colour fades stamp by stamp. Some inks are better at it than others and for my card I have used Hero Arts Shadow Inks. I only stamped 4 times, but I believe I could have gone for a 5th generation stamping.

By first glanze it looks like I have used 4 different ink colours to get this effect. But no! I have only used one!
The rest of the card is kept simple - as I always prefer it :o)
Just added the cute little bow from My Favorite Things and the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Stamps.
The prize this week is sponsored by Di's Digis, who is giving away the below shown prize from Marianne Designs.

Our monthly sponsor is Cuddly Buddly. The prize this month is a £10 voucher. I could certainly use a voucher to go on an online shopping spree.

Hope you will join us this week at Sweet Stampin'. We would love to see you there.

This card I am entering into Simon Says' Challenge with the theme
Mothers Day / Special Lady

Pia xx

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  1. This is fabulous, Pia! Love the effect of the graduated colours - will have to look for a nice juicy inkpad so that I can give this one a try. Hugs, Tracey x

  2. Super flot Pia, og en super fed farve, du har brugt også.
    Rigtig god week-end.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Pia! Fabulous stamping!

  4. Flot kort ... det ser da bare lækkert ud med udtoningen i stempelfarven. Lækker sløjfe også :)

  5. OMG this Card is soo pretty, I am a huge fan of anything purple so it really caught my eye..understated but extremly elegant, fortsat god weekend, mvh Vikki

  6. WOW hvor er det et lækkert kort. Flot stram opsætning!

  7. luv the shaded flowers, sweet sentiment and bow tie...cuuute! I am thrilled you played along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  8. Oh Pia, I love this card! I'm gonna have to try this again, I've only ever gone down to 2nd or 3rd generation - never thought I'd be able to push it that far ... looks gorgeous! Have a wonderful week!

  9. A gorgeous card Pia, wonderful colours and I love how you've graduated the stamp - a lovely sentiment and bow tie!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  10. Your CAS card is beautiful Pia, I love the technique you used.


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