Wouldn't you know it - both of my Cuttlebug Challenge sites are having challenges for Mother's day and they both have the same number! I really got myself a bit confused there for a while - so here is what I made with both challenges in mind.
Check out these blogs - CBeInspired#29 and CB#29 they are both great blogs and a constant source of inspiration for me!
Since both my husband's and my mothers are no longer with us, I decided to make a card for a friend - actually, a friend of my sister. Her mother has just passed away this last week and I think this upcoming Mother's Day will be very difficult for her. I just wanted to let her know that we were thinking of her.White cardstock was embossed using Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots folder. This swiss dots folder has to be the most versatile of all my folders. I then used my spellbinder die in the cuttlebug to cut & emboss an oval. The embossing was not very obvious, so I highlighted the edge with a fine gold sticker. Hero Arts Garden Roses stamp (which I won recently from Hero Arts) was heat embossed with fine gold and then watercoloured. Soft chalk highlights were added. Gold organza ribbon was placed across middle of background and stamped image attached using sticky dots. Corners were highlighted with 'left over' bits from a sticker sheet. Whole thing was layered on pink cardstock - no kindy glitz for this one. ;-)
here is the matching envelope - it is not heat embossed, as the heat from the embossing gun does terrible things to the pre-glued envelopes
I really hope my sister's friend likes my card and that I am not intruding on her grief.