A Valentine for my Mother

Mom loved Valentine’s Day – she was always presented with a lovely card and a box of her favorite thin mints (two boxes so she could hide one from Dad).  In her keepsake box I found all the cards she had saved over her life and you could tell she treasured receiving them.  She is no longer with us, but I decided to make her a card that reflects how special she was to me.  So Mom, this one is for you!

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Pink and blue can be so lovely together as the DSP shows and that was the inspiration for the card.  I started with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock (131198) cut 4-1/4″ x 8.5″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  This is my go to card measurement.  Using the Lots of Labels Framelits (138281) I cut out the center with the largest die that would fit.  I know, I know, there is now a gaping hole right in the center of the card.  Don’t panic (my favorite quote from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) as we fix that right away by cutting a panel of Suite Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (14556) that measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ which I then adhered to the backside of the front panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  There, all better now.

To help blend the Blushing Bride cardstock with the Suite Soiree DSP, I stamped the upper left and lower right corners of the cardstock with a floral accent stamp from Petal Palette (145785) using Smoky Slate ink 131179).  And to bring out the silver in the DSP, I cut a 4-1/4″ strip of the beautiful 3/8″ Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144213) and angle cut each end.  This was adhered to the cardstock across the center using Fast Fuse (129026).

Now for the focal image.   I stamped the sentiment from A Mother’s Flair in Berry Burst ink (144083) on a piece of Whisper White cardstock (100730).  I then stamped the teapot from the same stamp set below the sentiment inking just the teapot section in Marina Mist ink (126962) an then using Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033).  It really isn’t as hard as it sounds and the result is so pretty!  I did want a bit of dimension on the focal panel, so I again stamped just the teapot in Marina Mist, then fussy cut it out and popped it onto the focal panel right over the stamped teapot using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108).  Lastly I popped the focal panel up on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), placed a few Enamel Shapes (141679) in a coordinating color and a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220) and called it Done!

I think Mom would have really liked this card and I hope you have enjoyed it too.  Please let me know if you have any questions about it.  If you need any supplies mentioned above, I would love to have you shop with me.  You can click the link in the upper right corner of the page, or if you are on your mobile, click here and  you will be taken right to my store.

Ta ta for now!