Since Mother’s Day has passed, I thought I’d share the card I made for my mom. I didn’t want to post before because I hadn’t given it to her yet.
Now, as I’ve said before, I’m like one of those little animals that’s drawn to shiny things. So, of course, I used glittery paper. And, of course, I kept getting terrible glare and reflection and had to keep moving my light and my camera around. UGH! But how can a girl not like sparkly things? It’s in my DNA, I’m convinced. Someday, I will learn to take better pictures and I hope it’s soon. My photographer buddy at church said he would help me, and then, I’m sure you’ll all be impressed at my amazing photography skills! =) Until then, pretend, ok?
The card base is 5”x5”. Once I cut my flower it was almost too big, so it didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted, but I worked around it.
I cut the flower from Forever Young. This cartridge has wonderful flowers for layering. I’ve made several flowery cards lately and I keep looking at all my carts and end up using this one almost every time.
Since I cut my flower too big, I had to kinda squish my stamp on there. I inked the edges with brown chalk ink.
I curled the edges of the flower around my Gypsy stylus to give them some “fluff”. I then adhered them to dimensional glue dots so they’d stand up a little more.
I added a button with some twine to the center and Voila! I really like this paper. It’s from The Paper Studio and the stack is called Poteeka Soufflé. It has some wonderful coordinating pages….lots with butterflies and birdies on them.
Here’s a glimpse at the inside of the card. I added a couple of strips of colored paper and punched them with a Martha Stewart border punch.
Thanks for looking!