Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother, I love you...I really do!

 I decided to take a break from teacher stuff and focus on Mother's Day since I am a day ahead anyway.  This is extremely "non-traditional" for me as far as Mother's Day cards are concerned. I usually tend to go floral, probably purple or pink, but definitely not this. I am in the mood to switch things up and step out of my box. But really and truly, I wanted to make something that matched the gift bag. Had the gift bag been purple or pink the card would have been, too! LOL!

I got this stamp set before Valentine's Day and never used it even though I love it. I have loved all of these sets in the "Boutique Borders" mini stamp set series. There is a song the kids sing at church on Mother's Day that says, "Mother, I love you, I love you, I do!" I tried to re-create that with this card as you can see. Hopefully my MIL will catch on. If not, I will clue her in. I can't have all of that hard work go to waste! Ha Ha!

 I die-cut the boutique border shape out of the pattern paper. I then layered a piece of white paper underneath and stamped it with black. I popped up the gold layer with foam squares which you can see better in this photo. The sentiments are then layered over the top. The "I love You" sentiment is stamped using gold ink onto Pure Poppy paper for a bit of shine and cohesiveness.

The ribbon is tied in a simple bow around the red sentiment panel.  I really needed a pop of green to steer it away from being a total Valentine's Day looking card and it really made it look springy rather than wintery. It does look nice with the bag which is what I was wanting. I still have to make a card for my mom and hers will definitely be garden-y, or something like that.  Thanks for fluttering by!

You can see it here with the gift bag.

1 comment:

harrahx2 said...

Wow, that is a great match and I love the card. So different for you but really lovely! She will love it.