Thursday, May 7, 2009

Forever Young Mother's Day Card

I've been out of town for a few days visiting my aunt and uncle and found them to be doing quite well! They are 87 and 88 years old, coming up on their 68th anniversary and living in their own home. We had a great time talking and going out to eat, a drive over to the Amana Colonies in Iowa, more talking, looking at pictures, drinking coffee, and did I mention talking! We always have a very good time together.

Now that I am back home I am catching up on all my favorite blogs. It's always so much fun to look at so much talent!

Before I left went out of town, I made this Mother's Day card for my step-son's fiance. She is young, a model and loves fashion. Not to mention a great mommy to their 2 year-old son! So when I saw this stamp called "Jasmine" from Rubbernecker Stamps I thought of her. Oh, to be young and skinny again! Wait, I never was skinny. Well, let's just say, "Forever Young"!

The card is actually made from some scraps (I never throw anything away!) and the light yellow card stock is embossed with Cuttlebug. The beautiful model is colored with Copics, and the flowers were stripped from a stem of silk flowers I bought at Walmart then attached with tiny brads. The leaves were stripped from the stem, too.

Penny-pinching tip: I bought stems of flowers in several colors at Walmart. They were a dollar each and I have dozens of little flowers and the leaves for accent. They stack smartly with other larger flowers or stand alone. In a previous card I showed these little flowers in white and dipped in glitter.

Well, on to looking at every one's new creations! Thanks for stopping by!


~JulieH~ said...

Gorgeous card Barb Love the stamp and the lovely vibrant blue colour. the flowers look so pretty, I'm a fan of stripping bunches of flowers you get so many for your money!

Hugs Juliexx

Myrt said...

Hi Barb - welcome back from your trip to visit your Aunt & Uncle - sounds like you did a lot of talking (lol) - cute! Your card is "smashing" and I'm sure the young lady receiving it will love it.

helen said...

oh this is gorgeous barb she's gonna love it .... great tip with the flowers hon thanks for that
helen x

Heidi said...

Glad your visit in Iowa was grand!

You are a cardmaking wonder, Barb! Such lovely stuff, too! This one is Tres Chic!!!

So inspiring to stop by as always!

DonnaMundinger said...

Your Aunt and Uncle sound so sweet! I'm sure your visit was spectacular and meant so very much to them. This card is sooo stylin'! Fabulous image and coloring and love the flowers. xxD

Maggie Bob said...

What a gorgeous card Barb, a great way to use up your scraps!

Hope you had a great trip.


SemSee said...

This is a stunning card, Barb! What a fab (and very apt!) stamp, coloured beautifully as per usual! Can't believe your aunt & uncle are about to celebrate their 68th anniversary - WOW! Hope you had a great trip. Hugs, Sem x

Joan Ervin said...

How pretty...I love the bright, gorgeous blue dress and how you added the yellow flowers!!! Beautifully done!!!