A Birthday Card for Mom

A Birthday Card for Mom
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This card could be replicated for anyone, but I made it specifically for my mom.  The inspiration for the card was this pretty Prima flower I got for a steal at Unique Creations Scrap ‘N Stamp.

pale yellow Prima flower

pale yellow Prima flower

I used a few sheets of DCWV’s Lemon Flower Mat Stack with Glitter to make the rest of this card and added some gold ribbon, special black staples, gold puffy paint, and the stamped sentiment and punch are from Stampin’ Up!

happy birthday

happy birthday

My sentiment was slightly to the right, so I balanced it with this pretty black brad.  I also dotted the eye with black paint and inked the edges of the cut-out shaped.  I love that antique-look on paper!  It reminds me of when I was a kid and I’d draw treasure maps and bake them in the oven or burn the edges.  They’re hidden all over my parents’ house, tucked under carpet on the stairs and dropped into an open area under the kitchen sink cabinet.  Maybe Mom and Dad will find them when they remodel the house or re-carpet the stairs.  🙂

Happy Birthday to Mom on Sunday, 8/21!!

Happy Birthday to Mom on Sunday, 8/21!!

Thanks for reading my blog, and have a great weekend!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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