Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We are still excited about Spring and good weather around here, although, we had mostly clouds this weekend. At least it was warm enough to keep from wearing a jacket. We celebrated two of my sweet sister-in-laws birthdays and my own… AND we had enough rain this evening to also keep me from watering my plants. Don’t get me wrong, I love my plants! But if they can get rain water, all the better!
Full time job and trying to plant veggies and flowers while it’s still early-ish Spring has kept me busy. So, I hadn’t been able to take good, clear pictures of the cards I’ve worked on early enough in the day and I am late on posting. However, I am still working on Mother’s Day cards and loving it! I have several to show the next several days.
Here’s the first of several to come.
So, I got a Sizzix Thinklits die by Rachael Bright (#660388) at Hobby Lobby that reminds me of a lattice or flower trellis. I used it with solid white card stock and added roses from Papertrey Ink (The Sweet Life – three layer stamps) and one of the Happy Mother’s Day sentiments from them, as well. I also used another Sizzix Sizzlits of branch with leaves (#656367) made out of clear vellum. It softens up the design a bit. And lastly, I added three pearls to the top of the sentiment. This reminds me of the pearls that Mom got for me when I turned fifteen. I was born in Mexico, so, we celebrate the fifteenth birthday instead of sixteenth as a right of passage. 🙂
I am using the same patterned paper that I used for my previous project. I’m still making an effort to use more of it. Hopefully next time I will at least show a different pattern. Ha!
I don’t know about you, but I love opening a card and seeing how the design continues on to the inside. Especially on a handmade card. So, I’ve been trying to do better at this. It takes a little extra time but I think it’s worth it. Below, you can see I stamped one of the roses on the bottom, right hand corner of the inside of my card.
And here you can see the front of the card, the inside and the front of the envelope. I just wanted it to all tie together.
This is one of my favorite cards for Mother’s Day so far. I think it shows by how many pictures I just posted. 🙂 I hope the sweet woman that receives this card knows how much I love and respect her.
Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you were inspired! Stay tuned for more Mother’s Day cards to come.