Friday, 28 August 2009

A soft summer birthday card for my Mum

As I promised yesterday, here's a break from Christmas. This is the card I made for my Mum's birthday last weekend. We had a lovely girlie day out in Lincoln on the Friday with our traditional picnic breakfast of Bucks Fizz and croissants on the train, a meander around the shops and then lunch at the Pie Shop in Lincoln (very tasty). Sunday, my brother, SIL and DH went round to Mum and Dad's and we enjoyed an al fresco buffet lunch out in the sun. So it was a long, leisurely family weekend together - lovely!

Now to the card - I always aim to make my close family cards that bit more special and often a little bit larger too. This design is a tri-shutter card taken from the Splitcoaststampers Try a New Technique Forum. It needs 12" long card so I broke into my stash of textured 12" x 12" cardstock - very luxurious.

Stamp sets: Soft Summer, Fresh Cuts
Textured Cardstock: So Saffron, Barely Banana
Plain Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Very Vanilla
DSP: Tea Party
Ink: Mellow Moss, SU Markers
Punch: Boho Blossoms
Other: Dazzling Diamonds
Non-SU: Nesties, Cuttlebug folder, Diamonte letters, computer printed verse

The vine was stamped direct to the card with Mellow Moss and the blossoms were punched, shaped and attached with glue dots. All other elements were matted and layered as you can see from the photos. The small space to the left of the letter U was used to write a personal message to Mum.

Have a great bank holiday weekend everyone ... mmm, more crafting time!

Sara xx


Sue said...

oh WOW this card is gorgeous Sara! I love everything you have done on this one. Stunning!!! Your Mum is very lucky to received it. TFS

Teri said...

ohhhh my goodness Sara! This is just gorgeous! I love it! Ok! Lol! you know what I'm going to say don't you? My mums bday is in October .... wellllll ... the card is sorted now! :o) Really hope you don't mind. BUT ... it is absolutely fab!

Teri xx

Leigh said...

Oh Sara, what a gorgeous card for your Mum. Beautiful.

Karen M said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sara. I love So Saffron, and love it more now in your card!

Crafty Dawn said...

This is amazing I have done something similar with SWU but this is just wonderful

Love Dawn xx

margaret said...

Oh Sara this card is absolutly stunning I love everthing about it. Your mom must be a very special lady. hugs. xx

Hayley said...

WOW WOW WOW what an amazing card! You are a very talented lady and your mum is very lucky to receive this fab card

Alex said...

WOW Sara, this is amazing! Beautiful card, I'm sure your Mum love it :) I'll have to try a Tri-Shutter card one of these days, lol.

Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend.

Alex x

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Oh Sara this is gorgeous. Your Mum must have been delighted!
Clare x

JanJ said...

WOW Sara, a truly stunning card made with love, your mum must have been thrilled to bits.

Jan x

Heather x said...

Stunning!!!! What a lovely sentiment, Sara, and I love the colours that you used :0)
Have a great weekend.
*hugs* Heather x

JJ said...

You have outdone yourself again. Absolutely gorgeous!

simplyfairies said...

Oh my this is superb, what a lucky Mum indeed!

Rel (NZ) said...

A-M-A-M-Z-I-N-G!! so so beautiful in everyway and can only endorse what everyone has to say. It's so pretty.