Monday, May 14, 2012

Basket of Flowers

How about a basket of flowers for Mother's Day?  This card was created for a co-worker to give to his "sweet" mom yesterday.

I paired a Marianne Design Flower Basket (CR1208) with the Memory Box Primula Blooms die.  After assembling layers of flowers and strips for the basket my fingers started to get a little gluey!  Since her favorite color is purple I decided to use Lovely Lilac. 

Happy Mother's Day was stamped in Lovely Lilac and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  Sponging around the edges was done in Certainly Celery.  Three flowers were punched and rhinestones were added to the centers for a little accent.

I hope all you amazing mothers out there had a wonderful day as family is so precious.  Mothers are the most important person and everything we learn starts with them.  Mother's Day is always a difficult time for me.  I spent the day in my gardens thinking about my mom and how I wish we had more time together.  She will always be in my heart.

Wishing you a bright and sunny week!  I'm linking with the following parties:

Make It Monday @ Make It Monday
Inspire Me Monday @ Create with Joy
Hoo's Got Talent @ Night Owl Crafting
Beautify It Monday @ Bringing Beauty 

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  SU All Holidays, The Stamp Pad Co. Flourish
Paper:  Solar White Linen, Kaisercraft Chanteuse Collection, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Shimmery White
Ink:  Lovely Lilac with Clear EP, Sponging - Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Orchid Seam Binding, Kaiser Rhinestones in Lilac, Marianne Design Flower Basket Die (CR1208), Memory Box Primula Blooms Die (98149), Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles #4, Labels Four Small #2 & Labels Four #2, Sizzix Flowers, Branches & Leaves Die, Textured Impressions Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Paper Studio 1/4" Flower Punch, Bow-Easy 
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  4 1/2" x 6 1/4"


Chana Malkah said...

Donna, your card is so very pretty! I love the layout and the colors you chose for this project! So glad I came across you at Make It Monday!


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Mom and Mom memories and all things Mom are life long.

MiamiKel said...

Be still my heart - this is the loveliest basket I have ever seen! GORGEOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

Donna, What a beautiful card! I would want to frame this! I'm now following your lovely blog. Have a wonderful night. :-)

Chris said...

Oh, my! This is beautiful! The flowers and the basket make a fabulous card! Well done!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Mom and Mom memories and all things Mom are life long.

KarinsArtScrap said...

o what a gorgeous card and flower basket donna.

greetings karin

Faye said...

Hello. I saw this Beautiful card on MIM..Faye

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

So pretty! Love the coloring and all the design elements! You do such beautiful work.
I guess no matter what age we lose our Moms it's very difficult. I have to believe she would be so proud of all the beauty you've created- your home, your gardens, and your craft all display beauty and talent!

Sandy said...

This is just so lovely looks like it is just blooming. Saw this on MIM Sandy :)

Rosemary said...

Donna Another card that makes me so envious at the wonderful "work" you do, from the special touches on the front to the accents in the inside... and then you share the how to.

Cheryl said...

Wow Donna! This is gorgeous! I love all the layers and detail. Green and purple always remind me of spring.

Becky said...

What a gorgeous basket! Love the flowers.

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful card. You amaze me every time.


Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love these colors together.

I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entry #97)


**I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

Rene said...

Beautiful those flowers! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM. Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win our second prize!
Rene ;D

Rhonda Langley said...

Simply stunning! I love the flowers and the inside of the card!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Just beautiful Donna!! That basket and those flowers are just stunning.

Ellen Whyte said...

Do love that purple colour. Very pretty!

loz said...

Stunning card. I saw this on MIM..Loz

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. Love those dies they are great. I spotted you on MIM this time. I am no 123.


Michelle said...

Beautiful card Donna, such a lovely basket of flowers.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

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