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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Happy Mother's Day...

While my own mother passed away more than 20 years ago, I do have some important women in my life that I like to acknowledge on Mother's Day. Three of those women are my elderly aunts who are dear people and who have collectively given birth to 18 children!! And I have even more first cousins than that. We were a BIG family.

Even my own immediate family was super-sized - we were a family of eight (six kids, all born within nine years).

Anyway, here are a couple of the Mother's Day cards I have made:

Once again my sister let me play with one of her dies - a Spellbinders Die D-Lites flower die.

Isn't it great? So easy to cut out and layer up. I did ink the ends of the petals a bit, to add a little dimension and help them look more life-like.

I added a black gem flourish above and below the flower and used some Liquid Pearls to create the flower center.

On the inside of my card, I added another gem flourish and the same small punched heart that was on the fishtail banner on the card front.

Here's my second card using the same flower die The only thing different on this one is the black leafy die-cut instead of the gem flourish. This leafy flourish is a Die-namics die. I love it and use it quite a bit.

Once again I added some Liquid Pearls to the flower center. This time, though, before it dried, I sprinkled on some black glitter. It's sparkly and pretty IRL.

On the inside of this card, I simply added a matted strip of the DSP across the top. Do you think I should add a portion of that leafy flourish, too?

I've got a couple more Mother's Day cards to share with you, but I'll put those in another post

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards Cheryl! Love the swirl with your pretty flower :)
PS my fence die is an oldie from cc designs .. http://www.ccdesignsrubberstamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1810_1194&products_id=17833&zenid=09ca5c1f79bc32e1a429c71a3d944a60

designbydonna said...

Wish I lived closer to your sister to borrow her dies. This flower is just gorgeous. Even though it is sad you no longer have your mother with you, it sounds like you've had lots of fill in mothers in your life.

Patti J said...

Cheryl, both of your cards are just gorgeous as can be! The lucky ladies will love receiving them! And YOU are so lucky to have a sis with all of those dies! What fun! Thanks for sharing - have a great day!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning cards Cheryl! Love the DSP's, I couldn't find the yellow and white one when I looked for one, never mind, I ended up making my own. That purple one is lovely too. Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Ammaris Art said...

Lovely cards Cheryl! And the flowers are simply gorgeous!
Hugs, Catherine xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what gorgeous, beautiful Mother's day cards.

ChristineCreations said...

I think that yellow black and white is such a classic combo! Both are beautiful designs!

Sue said...

Two lovely cards, Cherly. I bought this die recently, but have not used it yet, thanks for the inspiration!