Mother’s day is this weekend, and it is time to make a really special card. My dear mother in law loves my hand made cards, and I wanted to make a really nice one this year. Her favorite color is purple, so I got out some different purples to use on a lovely large flower stamp.
I used the green ink pad on the leaf section, then three colors of purple on the flower, inking the entire stamp.
Then, it is stamped onto off-white card stock. The lovely clear image has some nice variation in colors.
Then, using a trick learned recently, after I stamped the image I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped again. This made a lovely watercolor image that I can use later on a future card.
Then, I covered the front with a sheet of vellum that had a nice subtle print on it.
On the vellum, I placed an iridescent butterfly sticker with purples, green and blue.
At the bottom of the vellum, I stamped ‘Thinking of You”.
On the inside, I printed a heartfelt sentiment, then mounted it on purple card stock and glued it to the inside. Since she reads my blog, I’ll keep this a secret so she’ll have a nice surprise to read when she gets it later this week.
On the back is my personal stamp.
One more stamp on the envelope and it is all done. We sent on its way.
For all you moms out there, have a great Mother’s Day on Sunday! Do you have any plans?
Sharing at Just For Fun’s May Challenge. Celebrate women with three layers – my card has three – stamped cardstock, stamped vellum and a butterfly sticker, with a framed sentiment inside.
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