Friday, June 12, 2009

Mom's Birthday Card

Wow, I can't believe it have have been on a blog posting roll this week! LOL! I guess I am just trying to make up for lost time. ;) The card I am sharing with you today is the Birthday card that I made for my Mom. My mom really likes geraniums so I knew that this vintage image of the geraniums from Crafty Secrets, Garden Creative Scraps would be perfect for her birthday card. I wanted to create a background that would be somewhat similar to the Creative Scraps image but I didn't want it to be too over powering and take away from the image. I went looking through my stash and decided to use stamps from two Stampers Anonymous stamp sets from the Tim Holtz Collection. The flowers are from the Flights of Fancy set and the bird and script writing are from the Urban Grunge set. To get the two tone look on the flowers I did the rock-n-roll technique using Distress Ink, Peeled Paint (green) from Ranger and Ruby Red ink from SU. For the script I used Distress Ink, Vintage Photo from Ranger and for the bird I used Memento, Rich Cocoa from Tsukineko.The prima flowers started out as a light pink and I wanted to darken them up just a bit so I used a blender pen and the Ruby Red ink. I started in the center and worked my way to the outer edges. For the flower centers I used dew drops from The Robin's Nest. Then I added a few little twig punches and some Flower Soft for dimension. I love the look of Flower Soft! When I received my Flower Soft I had some fun with it and created my own mixes. I had a few container that were just a little smaller than the Flower Soft ones so I mixed a few jars of colors that I thought would look good together. For the Flower Soft that was used on this card I mixed three different colors, Christmas Green, Shamrock Green and Nut Brown. I think this mixture has a real earthy look to it and kind of reminds me of moss. If you have some Flower Soft I encourage you to mix up a few of your favorite colors and have some fun it.

Paper~WorldWin Cardstock-I'm sorry but I don't have the color names, the strips at the bottom were cut off.
Ink~Ranger-Distress Ink-Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa, SU-Ruby Red
Stamps~Stampers Anonymous from the Tim Holtz Collection-Flights of Fancy, Urban Grunge
Other~Crafty Secrets-Garden Creative Scraps, The Robin's Nest-Dew Drops, Flower Soft-Flower Soft Glue, Christmas Green, Shamrock Green and Nut Brown, Martha Stewart-Twig Punch

Happy Friday!! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!



  1. Gorgeous card Heidi! You always have such unique ways to create your beautiful cards!

  2. I love it. Such a stunning card.
    Have a fantastic weekend!!

  3. This card is just gorgeous! Your mother will LOVE it!

  4. Well I'm glad you blogged a lot this gave me more opportunity to see more of your beautiful creations! This card is truly stunning! I love how you did the background.

  5. This is an awesome creation!! I'm sure Mom loved it ... I know I do!! You always inspire me my friend! Keep up the good work!


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