Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms! My fur kids gave me a sweet card and some books, and Tim fixed a nice breakfast, complete with a Bloody Mary, so I'm happy!

This is the Mother's Day card I made for my mom this year. I pulled out my supply of Italian paper and then looked for a floral stamp to complement it. The stamps I used are from the Papertrey Ink With Sympathy set. The stems and leaves were stamped on Cryogen White paper with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.The flower outlines were stamped with Memento Potter's Clay ink and then colored in with Copic markers.

The focal image and its mat were cut out using a Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels Four die. The edge of the focal image panel was colored with a gold leaf pen and the centers of the flowers were covered with gold beads. The Italian paper was matted with the same paper as the focal image, Papertrey Ink's Ocean Tides card stock. The card front was wrapped first with sheer gold ribbon and then with May Arts 1/4" silk ribbon on top. The tag was cut with a Spellbinder's open ended tag die and one end was cut using scalloped edge scissors. The card base is Papertrey Ink's Gold card stock, which has a nice shimmer to it.

For the inside of the card, I layered a strip of the Italian paper, matted with the Ocean Tides card stock, and then cut out the remaining portions of the focal image stamp and adhered them to the bottom corners of the card. I also lined the envelope with the Italian paper and repeated the stamped image on the front of the envelope.

This was a fun card to make and I hope my mother likes it! Love you, Mom! Hope your day is special!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Mother's Day!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Robin. I love the attention to detail in matching the envelope and the card interior to the card front. Such a nice touch!

Sue P Snellville, GA

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card, love how you used the ribbon.

Julie Koerber said...

Gosh this is so pretty! This reminds me of those Cloissonne boxes!