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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mother's Day Card


So happy! Finally, I was able to complete my Mother’s Day cards for my most special family and friends.  All cards were mailed last April 14, so hopefully they will get to the USA before the 8th of May.

Needless to say, it is just heavenly to have a template for the recessed window card otherwise I wouldn't be making multiple cards with this card design. The first recessed window cards that I made last year were done manually. So tedious! Sometimes, I wonder, too, where I get all my patience and perseverance, LOL! And the perfectionist me, sometimes I get so mad at myself. But then, I wouldn't have it any other way which makes me appreciate my beloved Silhouette machine all the more :). And with the release of the Studio, Ms. Perfectionist is on a roll and has been doing the happy dance after every cut and newly created designs. What a joy! Thank you, thank you, thank you, my dear Silhouette!  












                                                                              


Something new on this card is the flower design, lily. I saw the flower making videos by Paper Blossoms  a while back and I went crazy looking for the tools used on the video, the Paper Blossoms  tool set.  It has been out of stock and not even the manufacturer, McGill Inc.,  has it in stock. They said it won’t be available till about the end of this month. I was very fortunate to chance on it at Custom Quilling.  The lily flower was my very first project using the tool set. They work like magic in shaping the flowers . You should see the hydrangeas, they look so real. I just found the tiny styro foam balls (one inch) used on the video so this will the next flower I’ll be making.

Paper Blossoms video tutorial on the lily flower:

Another new technique I applied on the card is embossing manually on the cut design using the small tips of the stylus set. It doesn’t look promising as you’re doing the embossing but when you put the un-embossesd cutout  and the embossed cutout side by side, the embossed cutout looks great. It does have a stunning effect. It adds a new dimension on the design. For me,  it’s the next best thing since we are not able to emboss with the Silhouette machine.

You can request for the flower template on your comment.

33 comments:

  1. Just fabulous, so elegant and beautiful!

    :) Lori m

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  2. There are going to be a bunch of happy ladies in the USA with the mail they have coming. :D
    WOW just beautiful. Your work is amazing. Of course I'd love your template/file for the awesome flower please. Thank you so much for sharing your work and talents.

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  3. You are fabulous! Please send the template. Thanks for sharing with us
    Judy3118@aol.com

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  4. Your work is exquisite as always, Gayle. Would love template for the flower. Thank you so much.
    Marg

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  5. This one is AMAZING. I may try and brave doing something similar for my mum. Would love the flower template please :)
    barnes_elizabeth@hotmail.com

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  6. this is gorgeous. I would appreciate the flower template. Thanks
    grandmax2ns@gmail.com

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  7. Gayle...your Mother's Day cards are to die for!!! Please send me the recessed window template! catophile@totacc.com

    Kathy O

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  8. This is a beautiful card and the flower adds so much to it. Great job!

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  9. I would love the flower template. Your card is gorgeous!!!
    izzyjo50@yahoo.com

    Thanks so much!
    Deb

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  10. Oh how beautiful! I would love the template! Thank you!
    mslieder (at) yahoo.com

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  11. I love looking at your creations! You do such beautiful work. I would love your template for the recessed window card. My email is Fuzzstamp2@aol.com. Thank you so much! ~ Debbie

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  12. this card is amazing, I love all your work
    I would very much like to have the template for the window and flower if possible
    have a Happy Easter
    Linda in Missouri
    mojo@ortrackm.org

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  13. I love your cards. I made the graduation card for my grandaughter. She LOOOOved it. I forgot to take a picture of course. May I have the template for the recessed window please. Thank you, Micki
    micki542@yahoo.com

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  14. I love your mother's day cards!
    How did you do the frame with the scallops? Is that your own design or one from the Sil store? I would love the templates if you are able to share. tawilson1447@msn.com

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  15. Please flower template! vtsews@yahoo.com

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  16. How amazing. Love the Lily flower. Please send me the flower template. Thanks so much Sandy
    sankarl4@yahoo.com

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  17. Gayle, I forgot to ask did you just use regular cardstock for the flowers?
    I also really like the manual embossing you did on the flourish for your Mothers Day Card which is lovely. Are you sharing any of those templates? Sandy
    sankarl4@yahoo.com

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  18. Oh my word - I am a broken record, now, but these are just gorgeous!!!! Are you sharing your recessed window file by chance??? If so, can you please add me to the list?????

    Thank you so much. I am just amazed at your level of talent.

    Karen
    kbrig@ptd.net

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  19. You are amazing. And once again, I'd love your file!

    Thanks,
    christinestrong@gmail.com

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  20. I love your site and all the wonderful inspiration you give us. I wish I was able to come up with all the beautiful things I see here.
    Thanks so much. Could you please send me your flower file
    Sandy
    sankarl4@yahoo.com

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  21. The recessed window template Mothers Day Card is lovely. If you are sharing that file could you please send it to me.
    Thanks
    Sandy
    sankarl4@yahoo.com

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  22. I would love the lily flower are you sharing the file.
    Thanks so much
    Sandy
    sankarl4@yahoo.com

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  23. Hi I think your work is absolutely incredible.
    Please may I have the flower template if you are still giving away
    Thank you so so much
    Elaine
    efrewin582@btinternet.com

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  24. Thankyou I would love this design. As with all your designs this flower is just beautiful. I sooo enjoy visiting your site.
    Kay
    k.rogers@xtra.co.nz

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  25. Id love the lily template please. Thank you. beckalison46@yahoo.co.uk

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  26. I love your lily. Everything you do always looks beautiful. I recently got the McGill Tools so I am ready for the lovely flower. rosetresures@yahoo.com

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  27. This card is LOVELY! Lilies are my favorite. May I please have the cut file?
    bedard01240@gmail.com

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  28. OH my goodness! I want to make this for my mom - it's LOVELY! Please may I have the flower? pinkbear59@gmail.com

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  29. Gayle just seen the post on FB. The card is lovely and lilies are my favourite flowers. Please may I have the cut file. amchalmers@live.co.uk Thanks, Alison.

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  30. May I please have the template for the window and the flower?
    Thanks,
    Kellianne
    skg0428@yahoo.com

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  31. I never think to use layers as a source of design ~ I would love this file! StampinDiva (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  32. Wow, the flower looks so real! I would love this file. Thank you
    tom.mutter@gmail.com

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  33. Do you still have this file available to give? I would love it lsasseville at me.com is my email address. I just changed the @ to keep auto emails away.

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