I have decided to do the two Mother's day cards early, to take the pressure off in May when I am trying to think what to get for both my Mum and my mother-in-law.
They are both done using images and backing papers from the Jane Shasky 'From the Heart of the Garden' produced by Joanna Sheen. I absolutely love this CD set, and plan to use it lots!
The first one is a blue one and is an simple easel card
I have made the image of the blue flowers which I think might be 'forget me nots' in a Royal Dalton teapot narrower than the base of the card. I have used the matching backing paper for the bottom of the card, a sentiment cut out with the spellbinder Labels 4, and another two of the smaller images. The flowers I have used the Cheery Lynn 'Cherry Blossom' die, and the Nellie Snellen Stamen Floral punch. The flowers I coloured in with pencils.
The second one is pretty pink
This one I have made the card with a asymmetrical front to it, and mounted the flower image with silver and pink to sit in the middle. A smaller image is used at the bottom next to the flower.
The flower is made again with the Cheery Lynn 'Cherry Blossom' die and their Stacker Leaves, and the Nellie Snellen Stamen Floral punch.
I have put the backing paper that I used for the front on the inside as well, I have mounted the matching sentiment on the inside part, so that it could be seen from the front as well.