Friday, April 15, 2011

Mom's Birthday!

Happy Friday!  Today I am sharing the card I made for my mother's 84th birthday!  She is surely one in a million,  so I got to use the little phrase that I got from My Favorite Things.  This card was such fun to make.  Everytime I thought I was finished....I looked at it and decided that it needed something more and that happened about four times....ending in the final card with the 100 year old buttons and the little bit of glitter pen accents, which are hard to see.  I used the Nature Walk stamp set from SU and the designer paper that coordinates with it.  I am a big fan of collages and this set just lends itself beautifully to that technique.  I colored the bird and the butterfly with chalks first and then added a little Copic highlights. I cut the butterfly out and snipped between the wings so that I could extend the front wing to give the look of it just perched there on the corner of the card.  The Happy Birthday is stamped on a Nestibilities tag die that I cut out of cream and soft suede and placed them together to highlight it against the background papers.  I also added some little champagne colored pearls.......lots of them.  I just couldn't stop myself, but I like the way they catch the light.   Well, I think that's about it for this card that made my Mom really happy.
Thanks for stoppin by today and Happy Stampin!!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  SU Nature Walk;  Happy Birthday, SU Messages for Mom;  Mother, Anna Griffith;  One in a       Million, MFT
Ink:  SU soft suede, buckaroo blue;  Copics
Paper:  SU Botanical Gazette, buckaroo blue cs, cream cs, soft suede cs
Accessories:  latte pearls, Kaiserkrafts;  MS lattice border punch;  SU seam binding ribbon, soft suede and baja breeze;  chalks; Prima flowers;  great grandma's buttons, brown DMC thread, glue dots; Gelly Roll glitter pen, sponge for distressing


Linda Palmer

This is so beautiful! Your Mother will love this card. It is colored beautifully.


Beautiful card; love the bird image and the wonderful muted colors. Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!! She's going to loooove her special card. :)


Very very nice card Diane! Can you believe that I've only made two easel cards... ever?

Hope your week is fabulous ♥
Love n hugs,

Colleen and Nora Anne

Your color choices are beautiful and I LOVE the bird. I just found you blog and I really love your work!

Kathy Gerace

I love the soft pastel colors you've used on your mom's card. I'm sure she loved it. It is just beautiful.


Gorgeous Easel card.
Happy Mother's Day weekend
Hugs and smiles


Wow, how pretty! I've not done and easel card yet, I guess I will put it on my agenda lol.


So very pretty! I love this stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration
Hugs Julie P

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