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:


  1. 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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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.

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

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

    Lisbeth, DT

  7. Such a beautiful card!! Love all the details!

    Kendra, Red Rubber Inspirationals Host Inspirational #118 Mom


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