Sunday 20 January 2019

A special card for a special lady ...

So who is the special lady ... my mum!  It's her birthday on Tuesday (it's safe to show this card here as she doesn't 'do' the internet) and this is the card I made:

My mum is a wonderful lady and my best friend ... for me, she is the best mum in the world!  She is also a card maker but our styles are very different although she always wants to learn how I make my cards.  I do share my design secrets with her as she did teach me to knit and sew!

I stamped and heat embossed the peony before water colouring the image.  I added the sentiment with foam adhesive for added dimension and a few enamel dots for added interest (and because my mum would have added them!!).

I used:
UNIKO - Pure Florals:Peony
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Versafine - Onyx Black ink
WOW Clear embossing powder

I'm entering the following challenges:

UNIKO Challenge  - my card was made with love but I'm not sure it fits the optional twist!

Addicted to Stamps and More #324



  1. A lovely card Elaine and am sure your Mum will love it. Happy Birthday to her!

  2. Please pass on my best wishes to your mum - it's a long time since I saw her.

  3. Very beautiful card, Elaine ! I really love this stamp set and you showcase it gorgeously. Your watercolouring is amazing and your design is awesome. I’m sure your mother will love it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM and at Uniko.

  4. Your card is stunning, Elaine! So fitting for a special mom! Happy Birthday to her and many, many more!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Your card is infused with beauty and love; sure to be treasured by your mom! Heart-warming to read how special your mom is to you and you, to her! Thrilled that you shared this in the Uniko gallery!

  6. I'm sure your mum loved this card, it is a perfect CAS showstopper :) You always showcase Uniko Pure Florals beautifully, thank you! Lovely to see you in the gallery and joining in on this months challenge. Hugs Bev x

  7. Elaine your showcase of this beautiful Uniko Peony stamp is amazing! I can imagine your Mom was blessed to recive it!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us in the Uniko Challenge #51!
    Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko-DT)


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