Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday and I'm sharing the card I made for just for her.  She loves to sew, is a big quilter and knitter, so I come by my creativity honestly.  Although, I only caught on to simple sewing, and never have really found my groove with knitting.  I'm more of a one needle gal...crocheting is my thing.

I wanted to celebrate my mom's creativity with this card and when I saw the antique sewing machine image on one of the papers from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two "Sunshine" collection, I knew I'd found my starting place. I tore the corner of the paper out and used it as an image.

I've been on the chipboard label kick lately.  I just love how easy it is to color chipboard with Distress Stains.  On this one, I used Spiced Marmalade as the base, then lightly dragged Picket Fence for a dry-brushed effect.  The sentiment is a K&Co Studio 112 Vellum quote that I trimmed closely and adhered with vellum tape.

I also wanted to have lots of yummy layers on this card.  I just love the layered look and keep striving to achieve it.  Between the papers, ribbons, lace, buttons, twine, embossed birdies, and everything else...I think I came pretty close this time!

So Happy Birthday, again to my Mom!  Hope you are enjoying your day.

So Artful Challenges: Sew Pretty
Sarah Hurley Challenges: #54 Buttons
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: November Challenge #4 - Buttons & Bows

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘So Saffron’, ‘Confetti Ivory’
Pattern Paper: My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two ‘Sunshine’
Stamps: Glitz Design ‘Vintage Blue’
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; Distress Stain ‘Picket Fence’, ‘Spiced Marmalade’; SU! Craft ‘More Mustard’; Martha Stewart craft markers
Embellishments: chipboard oval; K&Co Studio 112 Vellum Quote; My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found button (yellow flower); buttons; thread; Hobby Lobby crochet lace; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine; ribbon trends ruler twill tape; Zing clear embossing powder

Tools: scallop scissors; hole punch; foam ink blending tool; needle; 3M foam tape; heat gun; glue dots; vellum adhesive tape


  1. This is just perfect! I love the sewing theme, thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge. Sarah x

  2. Fantastic card, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
    c xx

  3. So pretty and cheeful! I love the colored chipboard too.. I just got a bottle of the Distress Stain so I may have to try it out! Thanks for joining in a SoArtful!


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