Happy Wednesday. Today's card came together from a few different sources of inspirations... I loved Lynn's card and since I'd sent her that letterpress piece I went digging through my pile of scraps and found the base for this card. Then I saw the Moxie Fab Card Creations "Damask & Brocade Challenge" and thought this would be perfect. And lastly since ~amy~ was talking about not mailing cards (birthday cards) on time, I thought perfect, I'll make a Mother's Day for my grandmother (who funded our int'l airplane tickets to Africa, so of course she needs to be celebrated) and I'll actually mail it so it gets there on time, thanks ~amy~ for the motivation.
And then, since I was thinking of ~amy~ I decided to play along with the latest Flashback Friday, which is to repost your first butterfly card. I posted this card in May 2010, which reminds me that I sorta forgot my blog's birthday, perhaps I should have a belated blog birthday party?
And last, but not least... while we're celebrating my grandmother, Mr. Ben decided to get crafty with some goodies that Yvonne sent him (let's just say there's a bit of this glitter all over my desk, I can only imagine if Mr. Josh gets his hands on it, eek). Because Ben likes Yvonne's challenges he opted for the "monogram and flowers" inspiration from Virginia's guest challenge (there's so many possibilities, come check out all her fun ideas). And since Virginia is an SRM gal I thought she'd like the "P Love" part of the card (my grandmother's name is Peggy and Ben sent this as a thank you card for some recent goodies- ~amy~ be proud, it's in the envelope with first card, so we got a two in one!).
Materials: PTI Rosie Posie flower and die, PTI Fillable Frames sentiment, Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress background, Tim Holtz ornamental die, vellum, Lifestyle Crafts silver letterpress ink, Versafine black ink, Hero Arts pink ink, Stampendous clear embossing powder, vellum, watercolor paper, Stampin Up pink card stock, Recollections Rhinestones