Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Second Mother's Day Card

I managed to get this card made this morning; it didn't take as long as the first one. This one is on its way to my stepdaughter Paige. She's stepmomma to two special little people, McKayden and Connor. Now I just have to get cards made for my 5 daughters and my mom; fortunately, they all live fairly close by so I don't have to have them in the mail til Friday.

So here's what I did to put this card together: The card base is a medium purple cardstock, some of that cheap unnamed stuff I have. The multi-colored background paper is a computer printed design based on a free background tile I found on a website offering free background tiles--sorry that I can't remember which website I got it from. Then I cut a rectangle from a dark purple cardstock scrap I had in my stash. On top of that rectangle is another rectangle from a light purple print that I found at PaperCraft Inspirations Magazine (they offer quite a few different free paper designs). I put two gold brads in the corners of the rectangle. I tore squares from a burgundy and a white piece of mulberry paper, layered them in an offset manner, and topped them with another rectangle of the dark purple cardstock. The focal point of the card is a floral bouquet I copied from a Dover Design Sampler and printed out on white cardstock.

There you have it! Now I should get busy with those other 6 cards...