Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mother's Day

My mother died when I was 25 and pregnant with my DD... over 30 years ago.  My father remarried when I was almost 40 and though I greatly appreciate that my father found a new love and happiness for his remaining years (he died several years ago), my step mother was never a large part of my life but she was a part, nonetheless and I have difficulty in doing a Mother's Day card for her.  I seem to tackle it with both optimism and dread.  I also tend to keep it very unsentimental.

I was thrilled when Delightful Dahlia had a Happy Mother's Day sentiment in a beautiful font, just perfect for my needs.  I love the dahlia in this set as well and with the new PP and color from PTI, came up with a card I am quite please with.  The cream base was embossed with the Tin Type plate and I've been dying to incorporate some netting behind a button (don't know why, I just like it!).  No ribbon (rare for me) but a nice stripe of glitter and a pair of rick rack stripes over the PP and scallop bottom.  Lots of layers but not too bulky though I will send it in a bubble mailer.  If I am on the ball (and usually I am not) it will even arrive on time!

Would love to hear what you think!

10 comments:

megspaulding said...

Patty, this is such a pretty card! I love colors and that tulle is great touch behind the button! Nice job.

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a gorgeous card, Patty. I really like your design and colors. Oh...I can't hardly wait for HS to arrive. Hopefully it won't take that long. I think you did a wonderful job on this card.

Laurie said...

Pretty! Love the ric rac!

Sue Plote said...

What a lovely card!

Jennifer K said...

Pretty card, Patty. I like the blue and white color scheme and the netting is just so fun!

Diane Jaquay said...

Super pretty card!! Love the colors, and the tulle on the flower, and the paper and scallops, oh heck, I just love EVERYTHING about this card lol!

Shiloh said...

Beautiful card!

Baseret said...

Very pretty! Love the tulle behind the button.

Shiloh said...

The tule really looks great! the colors are beautiful as well!

Terri said...

Nice job! I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I hope your step mom will appreciate it!