Card Recognition

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Card, take 2


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

14 comments:

Lynn said...

I love your son's card. So adorable!
And you rocked that letterpress card. So beautiful Erin!

Scrapaddict said...

So pretty and thanks for reminding me I have that butterfly stamp! Wonderful you joined Flashback Friday!

yyam said...

Such a lovely card...and love your sweet flashback card too!

Love your bright and happy card Ben! Glad you had fun with the glitter..psst...did you help with the cleanup? Thanks for playing along with my guest Virginia's challenge! You did a fabulous interpretation of the inspiration piece! :)

~amy~ said...

okay, wow...super chock full of goodness here...your mother's day is gorgeous..love the shaped base and colors...simply elegant.

Your flashback is perfect! CAS perfection! You know I always love it when you play along!

And check out mr. ben's FAB project...absolutely magnificent! A two for one for sending out cards...you guys rock!!!!!!

Christina said...

Ooh, your first card is so elegant! Reminds me that I need to get my Mom's card in the mail today--at least her flowers will arrive on time. :)
I always love seeing flashback cards, and those butterflies are so cute. I forgot my blog anniversary too!
Fabulous stamping by Ben! I'm sure your grandmother will treasure this card.

Jennifer said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!!! LOVE that Mother day card and I'm always a fan of C&S!!! Great card from your son also!!! (=

Venus said...

Hello! Your cards are gorgeous! I like that shaped card, the clean and simple card with butterflies is fab!Thanks for playing with us at Flashback Friday Challenges

Venus

Virginia L. said...

What an awesome post, Erin!! Your Damask card is gorgeous! Love love Ben's stamping! I can totally see that he was inspired! Got to love a boy like that!! Thanks so much for playing my guest design challenge over Yvonne's!

Emily Keaton said...

These are GORGEOUS, Erin! Mr. Ben sure had his thinking cap on. :)

veronica said...

looks like vellum across the damask, love it!

Rose said...

Mr. Ben your card is awesome!!! LOVE seeing what you create :) keep it up!!!

ok on to you now Erin! kids first, eh? lol

your first butterfly card is so pretty.

WOW on your mothers day card! love the shaped card :)

Karen B. said...

Congrats on the Moxie Mention!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Big congrats on being a winner at the Moxie Fab World. Just love it so much. Great to see a fellow Canadian in the winner circle. Hugs.

jen said...

Congrats on the Moxie love!