Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's 80th birthday.  All of my siblings are in town, as are some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  We'll all be going out to eat dinner at the Pizza Ranch and we'll have a great time!
The card I made for her is an easel card.  You can find a tutorial on SplitCoastStampers here.  The one I made is for a full-sized card.  The dimensions for that are at the very bottom.

The main image stamp I used is from The Paper Studio.  I colored the images with Stampin' Up! markers.  The sentiment is from PSX.  I used my Scor-Pal to add some definition to the white space, which I had masked off.  The butterflies are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  The letters are cut with a Cuttlebug alphabet set, and the border on the inside is also done with a Martha Stewart punch.  I added Crystal Stickles to the letters, the butterflies, and the flower centers.  The butterflies also have gems for their bodies.


One last view - this is what it looks like when you can only (mostly) see the front.  This card is also for Flutter By Wednesday, which this time is to use glitter and bling!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

14 comments:

Kristel said...

Such a stunning card Lynette! Love the soft colours you used!
Hugs Kristel

Sheri said...

You really outdid yourself - what a fabby card! She is going to cherish it for sure. Have a wonderful weekend filled with fun

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful, feminine card!!!! Have a wonderful weekend. I've never made an easel card - I'll check it out.
gloria

Suzie said...

Lynette, this is just so lovely! I keep coming back to look at it. You did such a beautiful job. I even went to SCS to watch Beate's video on easel cards. Thanks so much for sharing! And have a GREAT 80th birthday celebration with your mom!

Hugs,
Suzie

Colorado said...

Such a lovely card!!

Annie said...

This is a lovely card Lynette!! What happened to the ladder card you did for mom?
I finally mastered the step cards!! I taught it at our group, both the side step and middle step (thanks for all your help!!) Its a fun card to do and has endless possibilities!

Annie said...

ps is it really 11:30 there, its only 9:30 here.... : )

Harriet Skelly said...

Awesome card Lynette!! I know your mom will love this card! Have a great weekend with all of your family! And thanks for playing with us at Flutter By Wednesday!

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Mary said...

wow,wow,wow! The easle birthday card that you made for your Mom is gorgeous. I hope that she had a wonderful bithday today. :)

Mary

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

It's a very special card for your mother. Such pretty flowers and the butterflies always add that perfect touch with flowers.

Lisa Lara said...

This card is gorgeous. I know your Mom will love it. Go Mom.

Leslie Miller said...

Lynette this is so pretty! Your Mom must have just loved it! I sure do! Those flowers are just darling!

bonnie32002 said...

Great colors, love the easel and I'll bet your Mom loved it!