Friday, May 2, 2014

Vintage Mother's Day Card

"If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse."

Hi, Friends.....
Today I am sharing a Mother's Day card for my dear Mom-in-law.  I am so blessed to have such a wonderful MIL.  She enjoys vintage items, so the logical choice for a vintage look is Graphic 45.  

I used a complementary color scheme for my card...if purple and gold counts as such!  This Dearest Mother image is from the G45 A Place in Time May pages.  I used one of the tan calendar pages as my backing and some K&Co. purple patterned paper for the background.

I used my spectacular Gwyneth Flourish from Memory Box with shimmery gold cardstock. Again, you can see how the tendrils curl and lift on their own. Love it!!


I stamped and heat embossed my Victorian Butterfly image in gold onto some subtly patterned cardstock.  

You can see a hint of the paper's shimmer amidst the embossing in this photo: 

For the flower cluster, I used Prima and Pink Paislee flowers.  I added some Biscotti Perfect Pearls and a bit of lavender watercolor to the largest flower. Also, I added a stick-on pearl center to one.  

The purple ribbon roses were a thrift store find.  Hooray!!  I can't remember how much the whole spray was (which includes several more blossoms) ..... something like 25 cents.  :)


I finished the card with some lovely May Arts shimmery metallic purple sheer ribbon.  

Hope you enjoyed my vintage Mother's Day card.  I think my Mom-in-Law will love it.  

We will be out of town for most of the next week, so I will be absent from my blog.  Will you miss me?  I will miss you!!!

Have a lovely week!


THANK YOU for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:


Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the vintage image!! The flowers and embellishments look fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!!

A Mermaid's Crafts
Craftin Desert Divas DT

mum of two said...

How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Diva. Hope to see you again soon :)

Purple Monkey Moments

MA-MI said...

I love the image you used and you made a really beautiful frame for it. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Artistic Inspirations this week and good luck with the challenge. Hugs Maja, DT

Drea Slee said...

Very beautiful!! I love the image!! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day card! The detail and colors used are perfect with the main image. Thank you for joining us at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week! Lynda -DT Champion Red Rubber Designs.

Sparkly Engineer said...

I love this beautiful purple card. It just speaks the words mother to me.

Lisbeth K said...

Oh this is such a beautiful card! Love the details, and the butterfly is wonderful! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar this week :)

Lisbeth, DT

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love all the details!

Kendra, Red Rubber Inspirationals Host Inspirational #118 Mom