Wednesday, May 9, 2012
One Last Mother's Day Card
I started with a 6x6" white base card. I trimmed the designer paper about 1/8" smaller and adhered it atop the white. Then using white paper, I started cutting different shapes. My first one is cut with my Cricut and is from the cartridge called "Paper Lace" (Lace 2 on page 23 in the handbook). Again, any similar shape from whatever cartridge or Spellbinder die you may have will also work. It is a matter of your own taste and what you have in your supplies. I adhered a white silk flower to the center, then cut two green leaves using a Joy Crafts die (6003/0007--from Dutch Paper Crafts) and tucked them behind the flower.
I typed the word Mother using a fancy font and printed it from computer onto white card. I then used a Spellbinder die (sorry, I could not find a name or number for the die, but it is an Ana Ry design; there are three dies in the package) to cut it out. The three dies in this package all make fancy label type cuts, and the one I used most closely matched the background corner designs.
The inside of the card is equally as quick. I used a second sheet of the paper on the front and adhered it to the inside. I then typed up just part of a poem I found which I thought made a lovely sentiment. I cut out the poem using the largest die in the Spellbinder "Fleur de Lis Squares" package and adhered it over the designer paper. Voilé, a Mother's Day card that would surely touch any mother's heart.
This Sunday is Mother's Day in the US. I'd like to wish all of you who are Mothers, Grandmothers, soon-to-be Mothers, some day Mothers, or even substitute Mothers a wonderful and special day.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/ - Mother's Day
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ - For a special woman
http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/ - Mother's Day
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ - Mother's Day
http://stamp-n-doodle.blogspot.com/ - Mother's Day