Sunday, January 31, 2010

When Mom Asks for Birthday Cards...

I do my best to comply.

My mother called last week asking for birthday cards to send to her former coworkers. She retired as a dental hygienist last fall and moved out of state, so she wants to do something nice to stay connected with her friends. Here's the first card I made for her...very different from my usual style, but very appropriate for the southern ladies who will receive it.


Here's the inside. Dark cards really do need a liner.


Working outside my usual style every now and then is so much fun, especially when I know that I'm not sending the card. I adore these Anna Griffin stamps, which work so well on this style of card, but I need to challenge myself to use them on a more "LateBlossom" style card. Even so, this card is pretty simple (note the only embellishment is ribbon and the layout is pretty clean), and I really do like how blush blossom and bravo burgundy look together.

I tied the bow with my new Bow Easy, courtesy of Bahb. It's a great little tool, and it didn't take me long to figure it out.

Supplies:
stamps: Anna Griffin, PTI (sentiments)
ink: bravo burgundy, PTI vintage cream
paper: SU bravo burgundy, blush blossom, PTI vintage cream
accessories: ribbon, Bow Easy, MS lattice border punch

22 comments:

  1. As always....gorgeous.....love the colour...
    Your blog makes me happy!

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  2. Even though this is out of your normal style, you really did a bang-up job for your mom's friends. This is a lovely, elegant card.

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  3. Gorgeous card. Love the images and beautiful job on the inside as well. I love the bow-easy bows but sometimes they are as clumsy for me to tie as without one.

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  4. Simply gorgeous! I like the colors and the clean design.

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  5. I agree with Susie......Bow Easy is not easy, but I sent yours the day I bought mine, before I declared it way more complex and clumsy than it should be. It MOCKS me!

    But the card....oh my oh my, just way, way, WAY over the top. Sets a new standard for "most elegant". Such eye-candy! Thank you for this treat.

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  6. That is a beautiful color combination! Elegant describes this card perfectly.

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  7. Wow, I was a little surprised to see such a dark colour and so little white/cream on todays card. It was a nice surprise! Really a lovely and elegant card.

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  8. Love the colours and, of course, Anna Griffin stamps. I must have all of them & use them frequently, particularly as you have here as BGs. Versatility is the key!
    Love the elegance :)

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  9. Very pretty and elegant! Love the stamp on the front!

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  10. Great color choice.
    This looks fabulous, a little different than normal, but still very clean and slick.

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  11. Sophisticated and lovely. I've been thinking about getting the bow-easy.... hmmmm...

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  12. Lovely card and great colour combo. Your bow looks great by the way :)

    Alex from England x

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  13. Wow, it is gorgeous. Your mom will love them!!!

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  14. I love the Bow Easy, and I love the card too! Is it because I live in the south?? Hmmmm.

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  15. It is a lovely card and has southern ladies all over it!

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  16. You encourage me - I have a bow easy and haven't been able to figure it out. One of my new year's resolutions is to do that - maybe I'll try again today. The other is to open and use the copic airbrush thing that I just HAD to have.

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  17. Gorgeous! Love the colors and elegant-ness of this. Super beautiful.

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  18. I adore Anna Griffin stamps too and this card so elegantly beautiful .... love the colour combo, image well everything!!!
    It may not have 'white' space but it is still your amazing CAS style.
    TFS

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  19. Thanks for posting this card. I have been working on cards for a friend. She wanted a card very different from my usual style. I have been stumped, but this is perfect. Time to pull out the Anna Griffin stamps.

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  20. This is lovely. I'm sure your mom will be proud to send them.

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  21. It is very different from your usual style but lovely all the same, the stamped panel looks great.

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