Sunday, May 2, 2010

With Mommy's Help

I make a point of having DS, who's three, make cards for special occasions and thank yous. He loves to paint, write and do crafts so this is often a treat. Today's card is for his Nana. He painted the background at daycare with sparkly paint - it's beautiful. And helped Mommy mount the background onto the cardstock. He then "wrote" his message in his favourite purple pen on the inside. Mommy did the stamping. The flowers and sentiment were stamped with Memento and then embossed using clear embossing powder. I don't know why but the stamping on the paint created a translucent, wet look that is very soft and subtile. It looks great IRL. You want to try and hold the card at different angles to get the full effect.

Challenges this card meets:
Charisma Cards - Girly with Flowers
Creative Card Crew - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Make Your Own (Background)
Lili of the Valley - Here Comes Summer
Pile it On - Boyish Colours (Blue, Green and Rust)
The Pink Elephant - Mommy, I Love You! (Well, it's really for Nana but close enough!)


  1. Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at PIO!

  2. Christine your son did a FANTASTIC job on this card.. Nana is gonna LOVE it!! Tell him THANK YOU for joining us at PIO this week!

  3. Very sweet, and what a treat for your little guy to play along too!

  4. How pretty! The background is so gorgeous! Special and sweet! What a fun way to interact with your little one :) Great team work! Thanks for sharing at CCC!

    Janna :)

  5. Gorgeous card - I love the painted background!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  6. How precious! What a pricless card. I'll bet that background looks even more precious in person. Thank you for sharing with us at Pile It On :-) Happy Mother's Day to you.

  7. Super card, he did a great job!
    Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

  8. Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!
    Sheri-TPE DT

  9. Love the muted colors! Fab card! Thanks for joining us a Pile it On Challenges! We hope to see you again next week!

  10. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

  11. Super cute card! Thanks for playing along with us this week.
    TPE~ DT

  12. So pretty, the colours are divine. Thanks for joining LOTV this week x