Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mothers Day Card

Sister #3 requested a card with “lots of flowers” for our mother.  Since my Mom likes lilacs I went with one big flower rather than lots of little ones.  I used a die to cut all the flower parts.  The leaves are cut from Mulberry Paper that I got ages ago.  The petals are from a tissue paper with fibers in it, but still very thin.  Also from ages ago.  My favorite paper to use for stems and tree trunks is this crinkled brown paper that I buy at JoAnn.  I thought of putting pearls in the center of each petal, but that seemed like way too many pearls and too much work, so I sprinkled lavender glitter on them while they were still wet.

I hope they don’t get crushed in the mail.

My husband played with the stem and flower outline and gave me some good ideas.  He said it looked like a bunch of grapes and if you stand the flower point up with the stem as a trunk it looks like a tree.  Isn’t it great to find more used for our supplies?  Since hubby sees ‘my stash’ without knowing what most of it is supposed to be, he comes up with lots of ideas.

Bazzill Celtic Green dotted cardstock
Background paper from Memory Box’s Frond paper pack, Stem paper from The Paper Company
Mulberry paper in green, Tissue paper with fibers in purple and lavender
Martha Steward border punch
Sissix Lilac die (this is an older die, they have a newer version out now)
Doodlebug lavender glitter


  1. Just love that vibrant purple, what a gorgeous card!

  2. Hey Cynthia! Thanks for linking this up to the Tissue Paper Magic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)