Normally I would show the card I made for my MIL before Mother’s Day, but she reads my blog and I didn’t want her to see it until she got it in the mail. The idea here can be modified for any holiday or occasion, just change the sentiment. I decided on yellow when I pulled out one of the packs of patterned papers, so I pulled a coordinating yellow base and cut an oversize card to fit an envelope. I had these bird stickers too, and she loves birds.
I wanted a texture look on the inside, and this yellow did well. The green was for contrast for the stamped image.
I took the paper to the computer to print out a nice sentiment as I did not have a stamp that said what I wanted it to say. There is a wonderful website with free verses to print and use – Imag-e-nation. I selected Mother’s Day from the extensive list of occasions, and scrolled down the verses with DH to pick the perfect one for her card.
The paper with the sentiment was cut to the size of the card and glued down. A goldfinch sticker was added.
Another pretty paper was stamped with a floral image. The green frame cardstock was embossed for texture.
I stamped a flower on the inside, and on the envelope, and colored them using my chalks and blender pens.
The stamped image was mounted on the green embossed cardstock, and positioned at the bottom of the card front. A little hummingbird sticker was added for extra interest.
The top of the card front looked a bit bare, so these dimensional flowers were added.
A floral and songbird card for a lovely MIL, here is the finished front and envelope.
Naturally, I put my signature stamp on the back.
Linking to Just For Fun May Challenge – A Mother’s Love.
Did you have a nice weekend? If you are a mom, how was your Mother’s Day?