A Card for Mom

I hope everyone enjoyed a beautiful Mother’s Day! The weather was absolutely gorgeous. We had my parents and sister over for dinner in the gazebo. I tried a new one pot recipe on them with salmon and asparagus then roasted baby red potatoes with cherry tomatoes and onions. It turned out really well, and I only had two pans at clean up. I will get to sharing some of my recipes in future posts, but for today, I wanted to share the card I made for my mom.

HMD 2015 Tulips

My sister and I went flower shopping Saturday. One of the local volunteer fire company’s in the area has a two-week flower sale every year from Mother’s Day weekend through Memorial Day, so I always start there looking for unique container gardens I can use for a gift for mom. This year I found a really cute arrangement made up in a child’s pair of old Muck boots. The arrangement was filled with some ornamental grass, violets and portulaca. All of my mom’s favorites (sorry, I forgot to take a pic before giving it to her). With the gift purchase completed, I turned my focus to the card I would give her.

I was hostess this month in our monthly hostess club I attend, so I picked up a few extra goodies, one of which was the Love is Kindness stamp. I love tulips, so once I cut the designer paper I was going to use, I thought this stamp would be the perfect compliment.

HMD FrontHere’s the deets…

  • Card base is made with crumb cake with a side fold. Stamp the Off the Grip stamp in crumb cake on the top right hand corner of the card front.
  • I used the Best Year Ever DSP from SellABration along with a paper doily to layer the front of the card. I added a little faux stitching detail using a white gel pen on the coral strip and accented with white candy dots at each end.
  • Stamp the tulips in black and color with Copic markers. To add dimension I stamped the floral wrap onto an old dictionary page, fussy cut and overlay onto the stamped image. I shaded the paper a little with a gray tone Copic.
  • To finish the tulip layer I punched a crumb cake medallion and stamped “to my mom”. Using the Martha Stewart 3-butterfly punch, I punched the butterflies from the same designer paper and adhered to the tulip layer accenting the center of the butterfly with rhinestones.

HMD InsideFor the inside of the card I used a piece of parchment paper cut to size and continued the theme of the card front inside stamping the grid in crumb cake and then the tulips in crisp cantaloupe. The saying is an old PSX stamp, I stamped in black.

I was happy with the way the card turned out…now I need to finish the other 5 I had planned on making with the same layout, just changing up the saying.

Thank you Mom for sharing the love of crafting and cooking with me at a very early age! Without you, I wouldn’t be near the person I am today. I love you…I hope you’re reading this. 😉

P.S…Sorry for the bad iPhone pics. I need to get better acquainted with my Canon Rebel, and I’m just not there yet…so a quick shot with my iPhone gets the deal done for now. 

 

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