I get so much enjoyment working with dies of late that when the challenge this week at the Cherry Lynn Designs Blog had the theme Anything Goes, I decided it was a good opportunity to make another Mother's Day card. After all, I have two daughters and a daughter-in-law who are mothers to my lovely grandchildren. So I like to remember them with a card made especially for them.
For this card I used the Japanese Lace & Flourish Frame. I cut it out twice. Once in the green so the leafy flourishes would be that color and again in the blue so I had that pretty frame. The flowers I used on the card are from the Manon's Wedding Garland. I only used the flowers and kept the garland frame for another project.
With the frame, the flowers and the leaves I also sponged on extra color to give the die cuts more dimension. Then I inked them up with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. This not only made them shimmer but also gave more body to the die cuts.
All were adhered to the white card front with glue and the card was finished by stamping the sentiment in black ink. The sentiment is an old one which is quite small but worked perfectly to place on the card front. It is from Oglund's Gingerbread House which was a former South Dakota company which is now out of business. My final embellishment was the tiny bow which I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool.
Cherry Lynn Dies Used:
DL 218 Manon's Wedding Garland
DL137 Japanese Lace & Flourish Frame
We have a sunny day now after a few sprinkles overnight. We had hoped for more moisture but I guess when the time is right the Lord will provide. Meanwhile, we are enjoying the warmth of the sun.
Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is going well too!
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