Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day cards for my daughters

Both of my daughters are great Mom's!!  This year I made their cards using similar materials.  I started with the coral ribbon which is beautifully soft and went looking for coordinating decorative paper.  I chose these two!!  They are very different but still contain the coral colour of the ribbon.  I decided to make one portrait and the other landscape to change things up a bit so they would not look too much the same.   For the top one, I adhered a strip of ribbon across my layer of decorative cardstock and glued that to my coral card front.  I watercoloured my flower image (Cruzines) to coordinate, layered it onto green and adhered it to my card front using 3D foam tape.  I stamped my greeting in red on the lower right hand side and added a short length of ribbon tied to the one on the front of my card.  Perfect of my oldest daughter!!
For my next card, I added a length of the coral ribbon to my background and adhered the ends to the back using double sided tape.  Next, I layered my decorative cardstock over a layer of bright green tissue paper which really helped that colour pop from the background then I glued this element to a pale blue card front.  I watercoloured my image to coordinate with my background, layered it onto coral cardstock and then adhered it to my card front using 3D foam tape overlapping the ribbon.  I tied gold cording to the ribbon to create a bit of a ruffle and then added a small colour printed tag greeting which I tied to the gold cording using white crochet thread.
We love our girls! Besides being very special people they have blessed our lives with grand children for which we are very grateful!!
Be sure to celebrate Mother's Day with the women who are close to you!!


Mother's Day card for my Mom

My Mom's favorite colour is blue so I try to use it when I am creating her Mother's Day card.  I started with these strips of rice paper napkin which my daughter gave me a long while ago.  I love the colour and design with the little bit of gold in it and the lovely scalloped edge.  I glued two strips to the pale blue card front using glue stick.  I created the central element using a strip of white cardstock which I punched on both long edges using a doily border punch (MS) and next I embossed the center portion using a border embossing folder (SU) which coordinated reasonably well.  I glued this element to my card front and trimmed all the papers to the edge of the card.  I added a length of narrow navy blue ribbon over the embossing and glued the ends to the inside of the card using double sided tape.  I cut a 5/8" strip of white cardstock and embossed the greeting (SU) in gold embossing powder.  I used a label framelit (SX) to trim the ends one at a time because I needed the greeting to be longer than the size of the framelit.  I like having the flexibility of using my tools more creatively!!  I sponged the edges just a bit with blue ink and mounted it over the ribbon using 3D foam tape.
I am grateful for everything that my Mom taught me as I was growing up and how she continues to share as we grow older together.