Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ode To MOM

Okay, I know that Mother's Day has passed and I did finish this card before the 12th, but I just didn't get it posted on time.  Anyway, this card was posthumously made for my mom who was an unusual dresser (i.e.gaudy) and I laugh now when I look in the mirror and realize I am starting to resemble her 'style'.  She also was a seamstress-wanna-be but bless her heart as hard as she tried, I could never proudly wear her creations. Ah, your MOM....gotta love her...you've only got the one and when she's gone....she's gone. These cards are dedicated to the memory of my mother.

The girl image is a stamp from La-la-land that I finally got inked up after I purchased the wood handle Hero Arts stamp, French Dresses.  I really like how the stamps paired together.  The French Dresses stamp was inked with Staz-On black ink and stamped on brown vellum to give the look of dress pattern tissue. Those of you who sew will know what I'm talking about and why I used  pinking shears (what's that?) to decorate the edges  While making these cards I also was cutting the tags off some clothes I purchased in Japan.  Sometimes I save the pretty tags to add to my travel journals because I love the graphic designs and shopping memories.  One tag off a Green Gate shirt from the Uniquo shop seemed to match very well with the pink dress image so I added it to the card. See the piece behind the image....it's a clothing tag!  The fabric and lace tapes used on these cards were purchased in Japan.  They need to be cut with a scissors and are re-positional.  I'd like to share some fabric and lace tapes (see photo below) with the Ben Franklin Craft Club member who sends in the first comment to this post.  Hurry....be the first! Thank you for taking the time to visit and read the post completely. Please leave a comment if you can. They make me deliriously happy!

Congratulations to Sharon Ohata who won the tapes for being the first craft club member to comment on this blog post.  I'm still waiting for Mele09 (Dori) to send me her full name and mailing address so I can send her the pack of crinkle origami paper.  Dori,  if you are reading this, send your information to lsakami@aol.com or I will award the prize to someone else.

8 comments:

Sharon O said...

I lost my mother too several years ago so I can appreciate your thoughts. Very cute card and everything matches perfectly.

Sharon Ohata

Lynn said...

Sharon, you are the first to comment...congrats! If you are a Ben Franklin Craft Club member and you would like to win the fabric and lace tapes, please send your mailing address to me via this email address: lsakami@aol.com

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty card, and congrats to your winner...

Stampn'HI said...

Beautiful card...all the elements put together makes for a stunning creation. Lucky winner...beautiful tapes!

Annette said...

aww i love love love this.. so totally cute..

Shirley N said...

Your mom must be smiling down at you and she would definitely love this card!

Leanne said...

aw, this is sweet! it's so nice to remember those things that make you smile yea? thanks for sharing lynn!
:D

eunice said...

Aww Lynn...such a sweet, sweet gesture to make a card in honor of your mom. It's apparent you were thinking of her every step of the way while creating this, how each little element you added had a significance and memory. Really like the warm, nostalgic feel of your card...really tugs at my heartstrings!