Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

This is my post on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today
for our "Mother's Day" challenge.
I hope you can join us there!!

Mother's Day...what can I say but a holiday well deserved....
I feel very fortunate to still have my own Mom at a young age of 87 this May!!
I made this Mother's Day card thinking of many good memories while
constructing it...the gingham ribbon being one....my Mom had a love for gingham...
which passed down to me....you see it on many of my cards.

This card started out with some of the most "yummy" card stock....
this particular piece is Echo Bronze Stardream Metallic ...
a 105# card stock with a metallic sheen on both sides!!

The next layer is one I had so much fun making.
I used white card stock and stenciled a background using 
this is a smaller stencil, so I first placed it in the center of my card stock
then sponged on  Tim Holtz Distress ink Pumice Stone 
being careful not to ink along the edges so as not to get a square edge on it.
I then just moved it around and sponged on more ink until it was totally covered.
I then placed the stencil back over a few flowers lining them up and sponged on Tim Holtz
Tea Die ink for a bit of darker color here and there.
When the stenciling was done, I distressed the edges.

I added a few Memory Box Tall Chloe Stem die cuts with paper from 
and Memory Beach Sprigs cut from Graphic 45 Botonical Tea 6 x 6 paper.
The "gingham" bow was added and I attached a cute little bow and heart cut from

I hope you will join us this week in our "Mother's Day challenge...
we would love to see "your" projects!!


Ros Crawford said...

Wow that stencilling is beautiful!! What a gorgeous card and I love the stems ... one of my favourite dies to use ... Your Mum will love this and how lovely you still have her ... I hope you get spoilt on Mothers Day too! Have a great day my friend!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! What a beautiful design!! The background looks fabulous and I love the gingham ribbon!! I have those Beach Sprigs and Chloe Stems so you have inspired me to use them soon!! Love this my friend and your Mom will adore it!! Have a great day :)

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Anonymous said...

Really pretty!! I love the background and stems~!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Beautiful card!

Leslie Miller said...

Diane, everything about this is pretty, but I can't help but comment about the bow. Even though I use a Bow Easy sometimes I cannot get such prettily arranged multiple loops. Your bow is so perfect and pinched so tight in the middle. I love that.

Shirley said...

How warm and cheerful at the same time. I really like how you stenciled your BG and distressed it. The die cut floral with your bow and lace are just outstanding!