Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mother's Day Card

I made a Mother's Day card for a few challenges.  I am really happy with how this card turned out.  Except the background paper in the photo is really orange.  I am not sure why it looks yellow. 

The Happy Mother's Day is a clear rubber stamp.  Sorry I can't remember who makes it :(
 I used a green mat behind my patterned paper.  I also wanted a chocolate/dark brown mat also but because I was using my scraps I didn't have a piece big enough for a mat.  So I cut 1.5 x 1.5 squares out of the dark brown cardstock.  I used 2 squares in opposite corners.   It is a different look!

 I cut the flowers out of white cardstock from the Sweet Treats cartridge (details at bottom of post).   Then I inked them with Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie ink and a finger dauber.  Then using my stylus from my AE2, I rolled each petal toward the center.  Then glued all the flowers together.  Cut the leaves from the Art Philosophy cartridge (details at bottom of post) and inked them with Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink and a finger dauber.  Also rolled them toward center.  Then added a recycled brown button from an old sweater.  I used chocolate twine in the center of the button. 
 Here is a side view of the flower!

I LOVE using recycled buttons. 

I entered this card in the following challenges:

My Craft Spot Challenge #54 - Mothers Day
Fantabulous Cricut Save the Earth Challenge
Cricut Cardz Challenge #107 - Mothers Day

Supply list:
 Cricut Cartridge:
    Sweet Treats - flowers pg. 50 (shift) cut at 3", 2.75", 2.50"
    Art Philosophy - leaf pg. 62 (shift) cut at 2" , 1.75"
 Cardstock (from my scraps) - dark brown, green, white, patten paper
 Recycled button from old sweater
 chocolate twine
 Happy Mother's Day stamp
 Stampin up ink:
    Chocolate chip
    Pumpkin Pie
 finger dauber
 atg tape runner
 large glue dots
 stylus from AE2 (for curling flowers and leaves)

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!!!


  1. Lovely card. Love the flower. TFS

  2. What a beautiful card and that flower is just gorgeous! Love that you used a button from an old sweater... how smart! I need to look through my closet! Thanks for joining our "Save The Earth" Cricut Crawl this week!

  3. Oh wow, your flower is gorgeous, love how it turned out, you did great with the challenge, thanks for joining CCC!

  4. BEAUTIFUL job with your Mother's Day card!I LOVE the pretty flower,Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

  5. Love the colors & the technique on the flower. I'm going to have to try that. Really pretty.

  6. Wow, that flower is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!

  7. This is such a bright and happy card! Love the colors and the flower is just gorgeous! Great project!

  8. Great card, love how happy it is! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

  9. What a gorgeous card! Your flower is beautiful. I love the way you used a button on it too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  10. Congrats on your beautiful card that won at FCCB!! GREAT job!
    Sherrie K

  11. This is soooo pretty! I absolutely love your flower and great idea to add the button as the center! Nice job on our challenge at FCCB! Congrats on your win! Hope you enjoy your gift certificate. :)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  12. So lovely! I think your background actually works nicely with your flower color! Your pattern paper is so wonderful and so is your flower - love the button center! Perfect! TFS!


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