Forever In My Heart

April Swingler
April Swingler

In May we are talking about getting outdoors. Dani urged us to get out of our comfort zones, Alison exhorted us to remember to smell the flowers, and Cathy shared with us how Scrapbooking is her lifeline in a time of loss.

I had every intention of making something really outdoorsy, but my heart took me in another direction. May 9th was Mother’s Day and I found myself with an intense desire to make a card my mother would have loved.  In 2007 my mother succumbed  to cancer following a battle she fought for 18 years. It’s been more than 13 years since I made & sent a Mother’s Day card, it’s time!

You may have noticed that I’m a girly girl, well I got that from my mother. She loved flowers and ruffles, teacups and old fashioned lace valentines, she loved to cook, she LOVED her grandson and her family. She loved life and she loved beautiful things and beautiful places.  She would have loved this card!

For the background of this card I applied pink and lavender ink to the indent side of an embossing folder using a blender brush, then ran it through my Big Shot Machine. 

I learned this technique from our own Scrap Happy sister, Kristina Rees. Find her videos on Facebook and YouTube.

I’d like to call your attention to the Cathy label on my stamping block in the center photo. That was one of mom’s. She was a stamper, card maker and a scrapbooker too.

I couldn’t remember where I put my vellum, so the I cut the back layer of the flower from tracing paper. I cut the leaves from Close To My Heart Key Lime Cardstock and used my blending brush to ink the top layer with Catherine Pooler Garden Party Ink for a bit of contrast.

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