Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day Cards with Wild Mountain Ivy and Dogwood Blossoms

I've incorporated some of my recent photographs into cards again.  My mother just loves what she calls "mountain ivy".  She is quick to correct me that it's not "laurel" it's "ivy".  Mountain laurel blooms later in May she is quick to explain and grows on a much taller, woody bush.  The road leading to my little cabin is just loaded with mountain ivy, so I snapped some shots and included one in a card for my mom.  I also created an additional card for a friend with a recently taken photograph of mountain dogwood blossoms. 

The wild mountain ivy card uses distressed maroon background paper from the Wild Asparagus collection by My Mind's Eye.  I also used a frame from the Cricut Spring Holiday Cards cartridge, cut at six inches, using forest trees paper from the atd Great Outdoors Scrapbook Kit.  I used olive green cardstock to cut out the word "Mom" using my Cricut Mother's Day 2010 cartridge.  I highlighted the word with some pink glitter glue found in that wonderful dollar bin at Michael's. I had a little scrap of shear, maroon ribbon that I thought matched this card perfectly.  I think mom will really like this card.

The second card uses a light pink cardstock as the background and includes an overlay from K&Company, from the Susan Winget collection.  I just love these overlays.  They come with pre-punched borders and contain such beautiful nature-themed designs.  I adhered my picture with pale pink brads and added a nice brown bow.  I, again, cut the word "Mom" from my Cricut Mother's Day 2010 cartridge using a brown shadow and pink overlay.  I just love how the birds and nests in the background accent the photograph of the dogwood blossoms.

Hope you have a great week and a very Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
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