Happy Monday! Life has been incredibly busy with my daughter home for a week following her final exams. As she is heading back to the city to work for the summer, I spent every moment I could with her. Much of that meant shopping! It was lovely to have her home a bit and I wish it could have been longer.
Having children makes me appreciate my own mother even more. I have been incredibly blessed with the gift of my own mum and am so thankful for her. Even though I am one of five, my mum always had time for me and I was always very secure in the knowledge of her unconditional love for me. The card I made today is for her.
This week's challenge at My Craft Spot is "Mom". I used a number of the NEW My Craft Spot products to create my card. It's a bit larger than usual at 7x4.5 but I wanted to take full advantage of the new Tickets metal dies, using both sizes as a border of sorts on my card. I first cut the larger tickets (a row of 3 measuring approximately 6x1) and stamped them with an outline and a flourish, both stamps from the NEW Tickets stamp set. I then cut the smaller tickets in pink using another die (a row of 5 measuring approximately 5.5x0.5). I used the Tickets stamp set for the outline and then used a little flourish from the NEW Postage Stamps stamp set. The flourish is the same as the one on the Tickets set, only smaller. How fun is that?!
For my round MUM tags, I used the My Craft Spot Tiny Doilies metal dies and then stamped them with letters from Chunky Alphabet. They are attached with PopDots for added dimension. Everything was layered on top of some white lace and a white doily, which I had inked. (In fact, everything on this card has been inked quite a bit.) The doily was positioned over some My Minds Eye paper, the edges of which I had distressed and around which I added some stitching.
To finish off my card, I added some beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, a metal butterfly (also from Wild Orchid Crafts) and some little pearls from my stash. I love the way the card turned out and I can't wait to give it to my mum!
Please head over to My Craft Spot to see what the rest of the design team has created. You then have a week to link up your own "Mom" project to be eligible to win this week's prize.