Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mother's Day Card


 Good morning.  If you are an email subscriber, this post will arrive later than usual.  Blogger was doing some maintenance and I couldn't put the post up late last night as I normally do. I didn't want to post this card until after it was received since my mother-in-law reads my blog.  This card could easily be used for any occasion - just change the sentiment.  I used some more of the flowers shapes that filled up my mat when I showed how to make the 10 petal flowers in THIS POST.


This flower was made with five 1 1/2 inch flowers (one for the base and four folded) and one 3/4 inch flower for the center.  The center is a Gradient Gem Brad from Creative Charms.


I placed one of the four inch flowers on the front of the card with six of the petals showing and folded it around to the back for an asymmetrical look.  I used a skewer to curl the edges of the large petals so they lift slightly from the card surface.


Scor-tape holds the dimensional flower to the large flower securely.


The card base is kraft cardstock.  I added some white pen stitching around the edges.  An ivory cardstock mat with the top and bottom edges punched with the Martha Stewart Floral Lace punch provides a place to write a message inside.


I added another piece of ivory cardstock to the left side of the card and attached it at the sides and base to make a pocket for a gift card.


I used this extra piece of cardstock which is larger than a gift card just to show the pocket (I didn't have the card when I took the photos).


The sentiment stamp is from the Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday set.

We will be leaving to attend our younger son's graduation later today - cross your fingers for good weather this weekend!  I won't be online much so please be patient if you send an email - I'll catch up next week.

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8 comments:

  1. Very pretty card!!! That flower just POPs off the card!!

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  2. Love the idea of wrapping it around the card, love the colors.

    Joan Murphins

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  3. Love your beautiful card! I gotta make some of those flowers!
    surfnfroggie

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  4. This is a lovely card. The flower colors are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I really like your card! The inside is really pretty...store that in my mental filing cabinet!! TFS

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  6. Bet your mother-in-law loved her card. I love the flower, stitching, the inside with lace and pocket, just beautiful!

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  7. What a pretty card. I love the contrast of the bright blues on the Kraft paper. I just purchased some kraft paper so that I could make some cards and can't wait to get the time to do so! TFS

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