Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mother's Day - Part 2

Morning all.

Have you ever seen a card to CASE, the BEST one to suit the occasion...only to find that what you thought would be fairly straight forward, turns out to be the TOTAL opposite!!!!! Welcome to the drama that was my MIL's Mother's Day card - 2012!!!!

I saw this card on Judy May's blog and fell in love with it immediately. It was a slow downhill slide from there!! Problem #1 - dimension. I thought that the card was a standard 1/2 A4 sheet...no...turns out it was a square. I worked this out when I started playing with the framelits and working out that no matter which way I did it, the pink embossed piece would not fit correctly. Once that was sorted, there were multiple Mini issues....but my OCD kicked in and I got there in the end. Here is my version of Judy's card.......


The small details are what I love in this card. The tones are relatively mute, being Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. Then there is all the layering - the framelits, the coloured flowers and all the edged and embossed layers. Lastly, The different sized 1/2 pearls are the perfect finish.
















Here is a picture of the card and the gift card box together......


Again, I apologise for the bad lighting in the photos. I hope you can get a sense of the beauty of the card.

Thanks for popping by again. Will be back soon with all my craft camp creations (yes that was nearly a month ago now) plus a whole lot more.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Eraldo Watercolour Paper
Ink: (SU) Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Stamps: (SU) Bordering on Romance, Occasional Greetings (ret)
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders: (SU) Wide Oval Punch, Labels Collection - Framelits Dies, Textured Impressions Embossing Set, Adorning Accents Framelits Dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Victoria Embossing Folders
Other Bits: Dimensionals and Generic White Organza Ribbon, white 1/2 Pearls fm local craft store.

Lynda xx

6 comments:

Melissa said...

Very very pretty, love all the little details including the pearls. Even like it in Pink(ha ha ha, are you going over to the other side Lynda)xx

Jenny Hayward said...

Lynda, this is absolutely gorgeous - (even if it is in pink!). I love all the details you have put in, the colouring, the pearls, the layers. Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!

Well done for persevering with it. I'm sure your MIL was very pleased with it.
xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I had to giggle at your stresses over this card. But ... my ... oh my ... wasn't it worth the perseverance! Gorgeous colour combo ... and I am so proud of you ... PINK!!! Hugs xxx

Patrice said...

I fell in love with that card of Judy's too! Love your take on it. Very pretty!

x

Judy May said...

This is absolutely lovely, Lynda. I hope your MIL loved it as much as my Mum did. Thanks for CASEing my card.

Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

I'm so glad you persevered, it is a lovely card and I'm sure was much appreciated.