Monday, May 4, 2009

Wishing You Joy - A Mother's Day Card

This coming Sunday is Mother's Day here in the US. I made this card for my mom and also for this week's House Mouse and Friends challenge. The challenge for this week is to make a gate fold card. I love to use different types of folds and the gatefold is really easy to do.

The image I chose is Throwing Daisy Petals. This is one of the many, many House Mouse images that I love - but don't own. My friend Susan gave it to me. I just think Monica throwing her daisy petals around looks just about as happy as she can be. Daisies also happen to also be my mother's favorite flower, and I always try to get a daisy on her card somewhere. In addition to the image I also used a couple of daisies in the flower embellishment and on the sentiment, so she should be happy. :)

I printed both the outside and inside sentiments on the computer. The reason I added the flowers to the outside sentiment is that I didn't get it quite centered in my Nestie when I cut it out and I needed to even it up a little. The outside sentiment is attached with foam squares and also helps to keep the card closed. The photo below shows the card open with the inside sentiment showing. The sentiment just came from my heart. I didn't copy it from anywhere - It's just how I feel about my mom. She's an amazing lady.

Thanks for stopping by. If you love House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies as much as I do, be sure to check out the other great creations at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog. There's lots of talent there.

Stamp: Throwing Daisy Petals (House Mouse - Stampabilities); sentiments are computer generated
Paper: Green cardstock (Archiver's); purple cardstock (unknown); DP - 29th Street Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Embellishments: Ribbon (unknown); flowers (Prima); gems (Hobby Lobby); circle, scalloped circle and rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits; gate fold card
Finished Card Size: 5 1/2" square


pink rose said...

Purple and a green color match it well; and very much Wanda fully.

There is the united feeling of the color, and it is a favorite card.

From Japan
pink rose

a portland granny said...

I just love the little creatures that you use! This Mother's Day card is beautiful, and I know your Mom will love it, especially the sentiment. I had my Mom for 96 years, so know the pleasure you have in your Mom.


pink rose said...

Purple and a green color match it well; and very much Wanda fully.

There is the united feeling of the color, and it is a favorite card.

Ftom japan
pink rose

Sue said...

aww gorgeous card, fabby colours lovely papers, sue.x

~MudpieMouse said...

Wow, your Mother is going to love this card. The House-Mouse gang loves the color choices you made for the image and for the background papers. And the added flower embellies are adorable. Keep on stampin' on!

karen said...

what a great card! you mom is going to love it

GiftsByHeidi said...

Awwww that is adorable!! Love the colors you used and how you incorporated the flowers outside of the HM image. So cute!

Carmen O. said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors of course purple and green are my favorite colors and you certainly did a beautiful job with them. I love your sentiment and the flowers. I love the tilted image too, I usually do that when scrapbooking. Beautiful work!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I love the pp. I got that stamp in Feb. Too cute.

Rica said...

Beautiful combination of colours and you've coloured that image (one of my favourites) perfectly. Love your gorgeous details.
Thanks for joining us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

Susan said...

Well I have to agree with Mudpie on this one! Cute card!