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.

link to discussion Day #3 - Time to Craft

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

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

    Joan Murphins

  3. This is so pretty! LOVE this flower :-)

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

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

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

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

  8. 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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