Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother's Day Card

Life was simple when I grew up. We weren't rich but I didn't realize it. I was content to have one good party dress and hand-me-downs from my sister. I loved my mother's choice of dotted swiss, eyelet, and organdy dress fabrics. This card was my effort to capture that sweet, simple time of my youth and to thank my mother for dressing me in girly-girl clothes.
The flowers were cut using a Sizzix die and the texture of the blue paper was impressed with a Sizzix texture plate. DCVW blue cardstock (with a white core) was used and then sanded after impressing to highlight the design. The eyelet edge was punched on an American Crafts cream heavy card blank (trimmed a bit) that comes in a pack with envelopes. The buttons are punched out of brown cardstock and yellow embroidery floss was tied on. Wanting to use this new Martha Stewart button punch was actually the start of this card design. Tea dye Ranger distress ink was lightly applied to the edges of the blue rectangle and the flower petals. I will write up this project on the Ben Franklin Crafts website ( if time allows. Thanks for visiting this blog site.

1 comment:

Jean said...

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm glad I got to discover your blog too!!! I'll be sure to check back often to see your cute projects!!