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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Messages for Mom Mother's Day Card

It just dawned on me that this coming Sunday is Mother's Day. (I'm a little slow). I had every intention of making a card last month using the Stampin' Up! "Messages for Mom" set but I didn't. I was just too busy with tons of other things going on. But at least I got it made a few days in advance so I don't have to scramble to make one up.

This set was in the last "Occasions" mini catalog. I bought it but didn't use it. I've seen so many pretty cards done using the swirly flower image in the set. I think that was probably why I bought the set! LOL Anyway, I did use it now but not the flower image. I will be using that sometime in the "Julia/Julie" challenge. When I am done with it, it will go back on the shelf, a shelf that is across the room from the shelf I'm starting the challenge on. By the time I get to this set I will know if it's retired or not!

This was a pretty quick card to make, including the cute flower. I made it using the 3 flowers die and tissue paper. I don't know how many layers of tissue paper I used but I did want the flower pretty thick. SplitCoastStampers had a tutorial on tissue paper flowers and a die cut. They were using Nestabilities. I don't have Nestabilities in flower form but I did have these dies so I ran with it and I do like how it turned out. I sponged the edges with Rich Razzleberry and put them together with a jumbo brad. I stuck it to the card with a pop up glue dot. It seemed like it was the only thing that would hold the prongs to the brad and the paper. It feels like it's on there pretty good. It should last until Sunday! LOL I could have made the flower fluffier by separating more of the tissue papers but I didn't. I was happy with what I ended up with. Isn't it sweet?

The decorative paper I used here is "Cottage Wall." I layerd it on Rich Razzleberry card stock. The main part of the card is Pale Plum. It just made such a pretty color combination.

SO, I have my Mother's Day card done. Now I need to make 4 birthday cards, one get well card and maybe another Mother's Day card for a friend (if I have time before Sunday).

Thanks SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

PepPop said...

Love the flower - gorgeous. Love the colours you've used here too. Jaqui x