Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy Mother's Day...a little early!

Well this Sunday is Mother's Day and I thought it only appropriate to show you the card I sent my own mom to mark the occasion. 

Mother's Day card featuring the Family Reunion (retired) stamp set.
My mom is, among her many other talents, an avid gardener, so I thought it only fitting that I incorporate flowers on her card in some way.  I had been wanting to try this lattice look, done using the Chevron border punch, for a while so I figured there was no time like the present!  I punched the white card stock and then used the punched chevron shapes, inverted, to create the lattice look.  I had a bunch of branches, punched with the Bird Builder punch, left over from another project.  I began weaving them into the lattice and then added the little punched flowers in Raspberry Ripple.  To give the flowers dimension I layed them on my Stampin' Pierce mat and pressed in the middle with the eraser of a pencil...instant petals. 



The DSP I used is from the Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet pack (yep, still using that stuff up!) and the little butterflies were die cut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  The sentiment is from the long-retired Family Reunion set and I punched it using the Artisan Label.  I used up some of the my remaining Raspberry Ripple stitched satin ribbon and finished with one of my beloved Antique Brads.
Although this card took a while to put together it was worth the effort for the woman who gave birth to me and allowed me to survive my teen years ( and let me tell you, I'm sure that wasn't easy!).  I love you mom!!

2 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card, I'm sure she'll love it. Fabulous colors! Never seen this done before. Thanks for posting!

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  2. This is so beautiful and detailed. I love the stems vineing through the lattice and the sweet butterflies. I've always heard that grandchildren are the reward for not killing your kids when they are teenagers!

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