Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mother's day card






I always think Rose, Carnation, bouquet, ... for mother's day, and I even planned to use another flower for focal point for this year's mother's day card. Then I saw the challenge at the Play Date Cafe. I really love these color combination, and this is the card I made. Yes, it's not a traditional mother's day card but I love tropical islands, and so does she. I made this dress into sun dress (esp. with halter neck) which i'd been wearing by the beach. Yes, I love RED clothe as many of you know :-) The dress stamp doesn't have spaghetti straps so I made one, using thin red ribbon with white polka dots, to make halterneck which I love to wear! We both love Hibiscus & seashells. When I was little, she always took me to tropical islands for summer vacation. Hibiscus is the first tropical flower I saw on the island. About 14 years ago, I moved to Guam (tropical island!) and she enjoyed visiting me there very much. Since Japan is still in chaos, and they are worried about Japan's future (cuz of not only aftershocks & OTHER earthquakes shaking other parts of Japan, the possiblities of explosion of damaged nuclear power plants, etc., but also electricity decificit & the existance of nuclear power plants as a whole), I made this card to cheer her up! The little birds, sentiment, banner & the dress are Lawn Fawn (and all are attached using dimentional foams), hibiscus is from Guam's original stamp company, seashells are inkadinkado, the background dots I stamped for paperpiecing for dress, banner & little birds is Stamp Camp's, and the line stamp is Hero Arts. It's hard to see but I heat embossed the red dots for the dress, to give more texture. So I'm also submitting to Simon Says Stamp challenge. I also stamped several hibiscus & lines, like the front, to make a frame inside of the card.

11 comments:

Mandy said...

Eve your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love how you've made the dress into a halter neck, I'm sure your mum will adore it.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our embossing challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

What a lot of effort you put into this card and boy does it show. Its beautiful and I am sure your mom will love it.

Peggie said...

How creative. I'm sure it will brighten your mother's day.

mercieschild said...

This is adorable. I love it and it is so detailed, she will know her daughter loves her. Hugs Cathy

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL card and use of the PDCC colours Eve!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous dress image and wonderful use of our colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Such a bright and cheery card. I just love that you used some polka dotted ribbon to create your own straps. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a pretty, feminine card...inside and out! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Eve your mother is going to love this special card.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

It is beautiful Eve, I'm sure she will love it! Is your Mom and family doing o.k.? I don't here much on Japan here now. Just like everything else. You hear it when it happens then people tend to forget, though those living it don't. So many things happening around the world. Hugs and Prayers! Leah Ann

Sandy said...

You clever lady you - the dress is awesome and Eve - fond memories do bring so much happiness. How is your Mom doing? There is so much weather related tragedies now but Japan is the worst. Eve - I don't have your personal e-mail address and it seems I cannot subscribe to your blog. I am so computer dumb that I don't know where to go when I follow some one. Unless cards come directly to my e-mail box I just don't see them. I do so appreciate your visiting my blog and leaving such sweet words. You are a sweetheart!
Sandy

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