I made a commitment a while back to make an effort to create a card for every special person in my life to let them know how much they mean to me. I have been keeping that promise, and interestingly enough, not only has it been a fun challenge, but it has also been a great source of inspiration for me – especially on those days when I feel like I am hitting a creative wall.
Do you ever feel that way? If so, what do you use as your inspiration to get through the mental block?
Today’s card is for someone extremely close and special to my heart. Without her, I wouldn’t be here today. No, really. I mean I literally would not be here!
This card is for my mom – one of the best friends I have ever had and will ever have.
She is a constant source of love, support and encouragement in my life, and she carries the brightest heart of anyone I have ever met. I love you, mom. You mean so much to me.
I created this card using soft pastel colors, because she absolutely loves them. I decided to use two violet shades of Maja paper, since it’s so very symbolic with my mom’s name (Violeta). The papers are from the Antligen collection (Syrenen blommar) and the Vintage Spring Basics collection (10th of April).
I used the two beautiful prints to make the background of the card, which I adhered onto craft cardstock, and then covered with pretty lace, ribbon, pearl trim, and burlap trim.
To the center of the card, I added a handmade clay embellishment in a matching kraft color, along with a scallop die-cut, glittery heart, and a couple of paper ribbons with a sentiment. I added a couple of hand-stamped and cut roses, and just a touch of glitter along the pretty pearl trim.
Supplies: Maja Design Paper (Antligen collection (Syrenen blommar), Vintage Spring Basics collection (10th of April)), Kraft Cardstock, Paper Doily, Papertrey Ink Dies (Rosie Posie, Banner Borders), Papertrey Ink Stamps (Rosie Posie), American Crafts Dear Lizzie Sentiment Stamp, Stampin’ Up Vintage Button, Trim, Lace, Clay Embellishment, Pearls and Die-Cut Hearts are from my stash.
Thank you so much for joining me today!
That card is so gorgeous. Your mother will love it. Love how you layered the lace upon the paper.
Such a lovely card!! such sweet & muted tones~
Love your layers and fussy cutting~
What a beautiful card Ivana! I’m sure your mom will hold this dear to her heart! I love the circular embellishment you used on this page….gorgeous! xo
I have already told you how I love this card, I will repeat it there, that it is outstanding, it is such a precious card for a special person in your life