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Friday, April 30, 2021

Simple Mother's Day card...


I had this die-cut background laying on my craft desk for ages. It was time to use it! I also had the flower in my card parts, and it needed to be used, too. When I saw how well they went together, it was a no-brainer to make a quick Mother's Day card to donate to the thrift store. After adding a little ink to my flower with a blending brush, a silver, glittery enamel dot became my flower center.

My sentiment was heat-embossed onto a vellum strip with silver embossing powder. When I placed the vellum on my die-cut background, the pattern of the background seemed to overpower the sentiment. To remedy this, I cut a second piece of vellum and adhered it underneath my sentiment strip. This did the trick, softening the floral pattern and allowing the sentiment to be read easily.

I created a sentiment on my computer to finish the inside of my card. 

I volunteered today at the thrift store. When I walk in, the first thing I check is how the cards have sold since I was last there. Almost all the cards I had put on display last week (including the one above) had sold, so I was glad I had brought 24 more with me. With the few that were still in my office area, I had enough for another nice display. 

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



designbydonna said...

You have some very neat background dies. This all over flower is pretty. Great Mother's Day card. Your cards are all beautiful I can see why they sell so quickly.

Lynette said...

So pretty, Cheryl! I LOVE the font of your inside greeting. What is it? I'm going to have to download it, for sure! You should share a picture of the "card section" of your thrift store some time. That's cool that they sell so well. Sounds like you're going to need more help to keep it stocked!

Glittered Paws said...

Love this background die - I have a border frame similar to this - love how you softened the area for the sentiment.
The inside sentiment is perfect. Great card.

Lynne in NI said...

Well I'm glad you did eventually use it, your card is so pretty and the vellum strip finishes it perfectly! Bet it feels good to see your card shelf empty in your store!