Late day greetings (blush) :-). Guilty!! Guilty of sitting outside and enjoying the fresh air today. No worries, I was dreaming of a flower I wanted to make and I made it. This was my first try and it spurred lots of other thoughts and variations. At any rate, I thought it would be a pretty embellishment for a Mothers Day Card. This month Our Daily Bread Designs released two sets of stamps for Mothers (Day) and Fathers (Day). Here I’m using the Happy Mother’s Day set with the traditional Mother’s Day sentiment however, there are sentiments for daughters and grandmothers plus the sentiments can be used just the celebrate the strength of each gender.
Oh by the way, K & Company released a pad of paper called the Best of Brenda Walton that I picked up at Michaels a couple of weeks ago. Well color me grateful (after I did my happy dance) because it brings back so many of the papers I love. This is one of them. What a gorgeous paper – I tried to keep it as clean as I could *smile*.
Because I wanted the flower to have a solid base and a foundation to glue all of my pieces to, I used Spellbinders™ Eyelets Pendant as a collar. Then to embellish the flower I picked the most delicate scrolly Spellbinders pieces to make the ensemble. For the sentiment I used Spellbinders™ Fancy Tags and for the curly flourishes I used Spellbinders™ Doodleparts. My card is 6" x 6" as are most of my cards and for the envelope I used my Martha Stewart Score Board with its envelope making instructions. The envelope formats out to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". Yes, this card actually fits in that envelope. I’m not in the least bit sad if the petals have to lay down – when it comes out of the envelope it’s still attractive and most people who get this type of card know to fluff up the bows. Wink, wink you know what I mean. One of the best conversations my stamping girlfriends and I have is what kind of card to send to various recipients. Yep, there are some people who toss cards a week after the event and there are those who keep them forever. I try to keep that in mind when I’m designing. How about you? Inquiring minds want to know ;-)
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Happy Mother’s Day
Paper: The Paper Company – Cottonwood, K&Co. – The Best of Brenda Walton
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Rouge
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Eyelets Pendant, Spellbinders™ Fancy Tags, Spellbinders™ Doodleparts, Pearl Brad (Michaels), Ribbon