Monday, April 25, 2011

Mother's Day - part 1

This year I made over thirty Mother's Day cards with all of them going to Operation Write Home. I don't want to post all of them here so I have selected several; which I will post in a couple of batches of three or so cards. The majority of the cards will have one thing in common and that is the text format. It seems that simple holiday specific sticker type text is impossible to make according to the manufacturer's, so I create my text stickers using the computer and clear address labels (Avery). The first batch are simple flower based cards using one primary color.

The first card is a study in yellow using a stamped image of a rose (The Picture Show) which I colored in yellow and for added emphasis mounted it on a yellow piece of paper (Die Cut with a View) cut out with a deckle edged scissor (Fiskars). One of the computer generated text was added to finish the card. The second card is a study in pink using alternating panels of pastel pink paper (Die Cut with a View) and pink damask patterned paper (Prima) as a background for a frame created out of gold paper (The Paper Company), a die-cut system (Spellbinders) and faux gem stickers (Stampendous Dot Sparklers). The inset is created using lily of the valley stickers (Martha Stewart/E.K. Success) and one of the computer generated text.

The last card of the first bunch is a study in blue using a pastel blue ribbon (ColorBok Self Adhesive Ribbon) and a rose cameo (Martha Stewart/E.K. Success) in blue and white. The text is a gold sticker (Stampendous) that I colored with a black marker (Sharpie).

Simple, elegant and perfectly appropriate for the occasion.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty Mother's Day cards! I really like how you used the spellbinders to create the frame on the Lily of the Valley card. That particular die-shape is perfect for it.