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Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Nontraditional Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Judy Rozema’s fabulous blog, you’re in the right place. If not, you may want to go to the SNS blog and start from the beginning.
Hopefully you have been enjoying the beautiful cards presented by my fellow Sparkle Team designers. Our Mother’s Day inspired hop is nontraditional because we’re displaying cards which honor special women in our lives, whether they are Moms or not. We hope you will enjoy these feminine cards, and perhaps create something special for the dear women who regularly and meaningfully touch your life.

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

For my cards, I made two different color versions of the same card. I think this will work well not only for Mother’s Day, but birthday, thinking of you, really anytime you want to send a card to special girlfriend or relative. The backgrounds were both done with pigment inks from the same collection. I used a little more coral and apple green on the pink card and more of the fresh green and amber on the green card. The floral background was stamped with the black ink and it was carefully cut out. The remainder of the background was used for the middle layer.

The sentiment was stamped first with a combination of the same pigment inks. After lining it up with a SAMJ, I over stamped it using the black ink and die cut it. The ribbons were colored with markers to match and I tied them through the die cut buckles. The flowers in the backgrounds were colored in with the white gel pen and glitter was added to them. The finished cards measure 5.5 x 4.25.

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns
Thanks for leaving a comment before hopping on over to Linda Loew’s fabulous blog for further inspiration. Good luck to you!



Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle – Leafy Floral Background, Love & Laughter
Paper: white, marbled pink, mossy green
Ink: VersaFine Onyx, Colorbox Arboretum Petal Point
Accessories: Spellbinders buckles & labels 4 dies, ribbon, Tombow markers, Quickie glue pen, Bubblegum Pink glitter, white gel pen, black Permapaque pen, SAMJ (stampa-ma-jig)


55 Responses to “SNS Nontraditional Mother’s Day Hop!”

  • Linda:

    The coral and apple green card is beautiful….really like the versatility of pigment inks!

  • Julie, what a lavish use of color with this background image! Absolutely beautiful! Changing the colored CS completely alters the look and flavor of the card! The white high-lights are perfect! Thanks for another treat to my eyes!

  • Julie Z:

    Love the rich colors in the “green” version! So bold yet soft. Just beautiful Julie!

  • Wow, isn’t that a fun idea! I love seeing how the color can totally change the flavor of the cards. Beautiful work, as always!

  • Inspirational work as always Julie. I very much like the backgrounds you created.

  • Wow! Your cards are very inspirational and I love the colors you used!

  • Sandy Lane:

    great to see 2 different cards using the same stamps

  • I love these gorgeous cards! You did an awesome job on these!

  • Shona:

    The backgrounds in the cards are stunning. Very inspiring!

  • Sue:

    Wow, I love the look of this background! When I finish the hop, I need to come back and get the recipe.

  • Susannah:

    These are awesome! The color change is incredible and you must have spent a lot of time on the details.

  • Carrie:

    I like how you showed the same card with two diffrent color palates.

    Carrie Ray Donnell

  • Jill:

    Gorgeous! I always love your creative colorful backgrounds, I really like the way the white gel pen makes the flowers pop along with the glitter.

  • Sheila McKeever:

    I love the subtle soft colors in both cards. Very pleasing to the eye.

  • Carol Drumwright:

    It’s amazing how different the card looks by changing the color scheme. Love the designs!

  • Gloria Probert:

    I love the colors on this card – so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mary Ann:

    Oh my! What beautiful cards. I love how you did the swirls of different colors on the background — and really cool how you double stamped the sentiment with color, and then with black (going to have to try that if I can find my SAMJ!)

  • Kelly Olesen:

    The card is very beautiful in both color schemes. I love how much different it looks just by changing the background.

  • Dena Jardin:

    I loved that you presented two different colors schemes. I particularly loved the green.

  • Hi sweetie!! WOWZER!! These are BOTH really gorgeous!! LOVE your colors, the yummy ribbons and sliders!! 🙂

  • Two wonderful cards! Great way to show how color changes the look. I love the green one (just personal). The background is fabulous. Great job as always!

  • carrie:

    Beautiful cards! It is great to see two of the same card colored with different colors. I love the contrast of the color with white background on the first card.

  • Jan:

    Very pretty cards. Love the color variations. Smart way to show 2 because they really speak differently. Thank you

  • Jann:

    WOw– two cards, same basic colors but what a difference. I am leaning towards the pink card, but the green is such a work of art too.

  • Verna Angerhofer:

    Wow! Two gloriously beautiful cards and like you said, perfect for any occasion. I love how you used varigated colors on the backgrounds and then implemented them into the overall design as well.

  • Jamie:

    Very pretty!

  • Patti J:

    The green is my fav and I love that saying.

  • Lisa Miller:

    I like the white card the best. the background colors look so pretty on it.

  • Julie, I love both color combinations and you are so righthat they could be ued for all those different occasiona! Fabulous cards. Love the way you have varied colors in the background and on the sentiment on each of them.

  • Kathy Vogel:

    The sentiment is lovely. I really enjoyed how you colored both cards, particularly the second one.

  • Jan Hobbs:

    Thanks for sharing your creations with us. My favorite is the predominantly green one, but they’re both beautiful. Using the white gel pen was a good idea. I’ll have to try that. I’m sure your recipients will be very pleased. I know I would!

  • Diane Clark-Sutton:

    Love both cards. I like how they have such a different look with the same stamps and layout.

  • Julie Twining:

    Your color blending is soooooo like ice cream!

  • Love the colors and dimensionality that these cards show! Very pretty.

  • Pat Hayrynen:

    Prefer the green background to the white, which is a surprise to me. Love the card.

  • NWFlamingo:

    I love both of these. The colors are so beautiful.

  • musesmom/Gail:

    What a difference the color makes! The green is so fresh and “Springy”…just what we need around here in central New York!

  • tarastorm62:

    Beautiful cards. Love the colors.

  • Dee in N.H.:

    Wow! Both of these are absolutely gorgeous! I’m a green girl so I’m especially liking the second one. What a great sentiment!

  • I’m so enjoying the bloghop….ALL the art I have seen is so inspiring and done to perfection! LOVE the theme so it can be for anyone….we do have many loves in our life. TY for the chance to win a lil’ gifty too…so….good luck to all!
    Peace and Love, Dar

  • Jane P.:

    Love both versions!

  • Karen Howard:

    Super job with the background. You created a very tasteful card.

  • Cathy R:

    These are absoutly gorgous. Wish I had half your talent.

  • Pat K:

    Love the color combo, your work is great!

  • Judys:

    What a change in the cards by changing up the color – and they are both great cards!

  • Karen Krumbach:

    Loved the color combinations. Your listing of inks used is quite helpful, too. Love your blog site.

  • Mary T:

    very different

  • Absolutely STUNNING Julie. The colors are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing


  • Frann:

    WOW!!! What a difference the color makes! They are both wonderful. I love the rainbow-like background on the green card sentiment.

  • Kaen Wallace:

    Both are beautiful, I love that background stamp, great job on both and as always wonderful inspiration from you

  • Rebecca Laney:

    My favorite by far this far. Love the colors and effect and use of shapes and especially the way the saying is done.

  • Such lovely cards. I too love the green one best. Very inspirational cards!

  • Love the way you did the different backgrounds.

  • Mary Dinucci:

    Oh my! What beautiful cards – in both colors! And I absolutely love the saying. The recipients will be deeply touched.

  • I love how you did the same card but brought out complete different colors. They are both so pretty and you did a wonderful job with adding the colors to the sentiment and ribbon. Some woman in your life will be very lucky to get this.

Your comments are so appreciated!