Friday, June 13, 2014


My mother's birthday is this weekend, and this is the card that I made for her.  I actually made two cards and let my grandmother choose which one she wanted to give, and I'll post photos of the other card soon.  For this card, the floral image (Stampin' Up!'s Blended Bloom) was stamped onto Whisper White card stock, colored with assorted Stampin' Blendabilities Markers, and then tossed aside while I waited to decide if I should just throw it away.  When I uncovered the pretty flower and while I was thinking of how I wanted to use it, I couldn't even remember what I didn't like or why I had wanted to put it in the trash.  I'm guessing that I wasn't pleased with the blending, feeling that I should have spent more time on it.  In addition to using the Daffodil Delight Blendies, I had added some Pumpkin Pie for darker tones and could have "worked it" a little more.  I'm sure it was very late at night (wee morning hours, most likely) when I was coloring the flower and trying to talk my eyes into opening wider.  In the end, I was glad that the colored bloom had been spared.  By the time I finished choosing the papers, adding the paper doily and that awesome Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon, I was quite pleased with the card and its feminine flair.  Extra special HUGE birthday wishes to my mother!  She's really wonderful in so many ways!!!


Nancy Dawson said...

Gorgeous as usual!

Julie said...

Excellent idea putting flower on a doily.