Friday, May 4, 2012

Glittery Mother's Day Card

Whenever I make a card for a specific person, I like to think about them, pray for them as I create. This card made me think of my sweet Christian friend who never had children but took classes to become a foster mom and maybe even an adoptive mom. It seemed like she waited a long time. Then one week two little girls came into her life and changed it in the many ways she'd hoped for - and probably a few she didn't expect. I know she has challenges. Motherhood is demanding, but seems to fill a place in our hearts. She's a strong Christian, so I'm praying that she'll keep relying on His strength, wisdom, and leadership as she encounters each new situation. I can't wait to send her a card to celebrate her first Mother's Day!

This card was inspired using the fun color palette suggested by Colour Create Challenge #95 - Rose Pink, Kraft, and White. One of the pieces of paper I saw had the perfect design to go with Sketch #152 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I wanted it to be feminine, so it also goes with the challenge #47 at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Here's the inspiration from both sources.

The patterned paper I used on the top half was glittered, so I added some glitter gel to the flowers and the frame around the sentiment. I used thin white organdy ribbon to tie the frame over the stamped sentiment.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #47 - Mother's Day/Feminine plus ribbon
Colour Create Challenge #95 - Rose Pink, Kraft, White

Stamps - My Favorite Things "Sunflower Girl" (Pure Innocence); sentiment from Close To My Heart


Kathie said...

Hi Vickie, your card is very cute and a real sweet Mother's Day card. I do love your colour combo with your pretty design paper with glitter on it and of course you have embossed the bottom. I love embossing as it gives cards such amazing texture. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Heide said...

what a darling Mothers day card! Love the soft colors and how you cut the image out and mounted it on the kraft paper. So glad you are joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

What a delightful Mother's Day card. I love the creamy soft color scheme. It is gorgeous. Cutting your image out and popping it is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

The Stamper's Touch said...

A lovely Mother's Day card!! I mean who wouldn't fall in love with this darling Pure Innocence little girl. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Jeannie said...

She's so cute! I love all of the sparkle too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Patti P. said...

How happy that your friend's dream has come true and may God bless them all and you for being such a prayerful friend.
Your card is simply gorgeous, the perfect Mother's Day card! I love all of the sparkle, just perfect.
Thanks for sharing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Patti SSW/DT

Genevieve said...

Sweet Mothers Day card & beautiful story, so happy for your friend. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)

Genevieve SSW DT

Sharon Basel said...

This is so pretty with all the sparkles and the wonderful embossed texture. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon SSW-DT

Arlana said...

I love your colors and image. Such a perfect Mother day card!!! Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

phamil said...

This is absolutely sweet and beautiful! Thanks for entering the challenge at RRR!