Today is World Cardmaking day, and I have two cards to share. The first card is for Susan's OLW challenge at Simplicity. The focus this week at Simplicity, was to make a card to a mom and express our gratitude. I made this for my mama. She's 85 now and still lives alone...and that's her choice. I truly appreciate the things she did for me and the sacrifices she made for me during my growing up years. Unfortunately, most people don't realize how difficult it is being a mom until you are grown and have children of your own. ~raising hand here~
I used a single piece of white cardstock and stamped the PTI leaves Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. The sentiment is also a PTI stamp. I added a little inking around the edges...and that was all. Simple, yet effective.
The second card I want to share is a birthday card. This is for the challenge at Flourishes blogspot. The challenge was to make a card that was not the standard 4.25 x 5.5 (I believe that's an A2), to use ribbon, and to use pink.
I cut the pink base with a Spellbinder die, then cut a smaller piece of folded cardstock to fit behind the solid part of the pink circle for my card. The finished size is about a 4.25" diameter circle. The flowers are a Flourishes stamp (cherry blossoms), that I colored lightly with Copic markers, then cut them out with an oval Spellbinder die. I added a double mounted scalloped edge across the bottom half of the circle, added a ribbon and bow, then stamped the sentiment (Happy Birthday) with a PTI stamp. The oval with the flowers is also pop-dotted. I think it turned out to be a really cute card, and I'm thinking I might make a few of these.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time...