Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

I lost my Mother in 2006, and I still miss her every day.  I am however blessed with the nicest MIL that there could ever be. We became pen pals while I was dating her son and quickly developed a wonderful friendship. This is her card.
It took me almost 2 hours just to get that water color panel right...mostly because of the sentiment stamping. It kept getting messed up. It was frustrating to have that perfect blend of yellow orange and red to make this lovely coral-y pink shade and then ruin it with gloppy stamping.

I finally decided to stamp the sentiment on vellum. The flowers are die cut violas from Simon Says Stamp, they of course are covered with rock candy distress glitter, and have stampin up gems in their centers. The watercolor portion was die cut with the deckled edge rectangle spellbinder die... perfect for that watercolor feel.


  1. wow!!! stunning background!!!

  2. It must be very hard to be without your mom...especially today. Thankfully, you have a wonderful MIL/Friend in your life, and I'm sure she LOVED your card, Cat! Your water colored background is just beautiful. and you couldn't have paired it with a prettier die! Very striking card, and I'll bet it really sparkles IRL!

  3. Oh what a beauty, Cat! One of my favorites & I bet your mother-in-law was thrilled to have it! The vellum was the right choice!

  4. This is so pretty! And I hear you with the whole messing up the sentiment thing. I like your solution of vellum. No repeat after me: I meant to do that!


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