Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day -- Simon Says Style

Today was a wonderful day! My mom wanted to give me a break from cooking all of the holidays and at 81 years-young she hosted a simple dinner for my family and my brother's family. I am incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful mother and wanted to make her a special card to show her just how much she means to us. I pulled out the Prima sugar letters that I have been sweet on lately plus the Simon Says Stamp May card kit and made this:

And here's a closer look at some of the details:

You can see that I stamped the rose images five times so that I could add dimension to the center flower. Love how easy it was to do with that stamp. To give the leaves a little extra sparkle, I went over the outline with  my Gelly Roll pen in Clear star. And finally for the brown strip that runs behind the sentiment block, I stamped the banner image from this stamp set with VersaMark ink, heat embossed it, and then cut it in half. The pennant edge is hidden under the die cut.

My mom cried when she opened the card which is a true sign that she loved it:!

Finally, I want to share a picture of Melissa and me with my mom today. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Cardstock, Patterned Paper and Stamps: Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit;
Ink: Colorbox, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress, Gelly Roll pen;
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities (Labels 18);
Misc.: Prima chipboard; American Crafts twine


Kimberly Kett said...

Beautiful Card and beautiful photo of you and your Mom!

Erica said...

Beautiful card

Julia said...

Beautiful card and such a special day! Love the picture of your family!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, that's just beautiful! Love the paper and color combo and all the dimension from the flower and letters. You, your mom and daughter are a lovely trio!

Leslie Germain said...

Love your card - beautiful. Newest follower via GFC. Stop by and say hi!!