Happy Monday, everyone!
With Mother's Day right around the corner, I knew I needed to get a card made for my Mother in Law so I could get it in the mail soon along with her gift. I turned to the RRR current monthly club kit for my inspiration.
The turquoise gingham in the kit is one of my very faves! I knew I needed to use it on my Mother's Day card, without a doubt! I'm also addicted to every color of the seam binding, so I use it on almost every project I make it seems.
my card took on a shabby/vintage flair, so my ribbons needed to follow suit. one of the things I love about almost every ribbon at RRR is how easy it is to distress them.
the turquoise gingham was run through kraft ink to give it a county/shabby feel. you could also use a kraft marker to achieve the same effect.
the mulberry flowers are just as easy to distress. the turquoise chrysanthemum was a bit bright, so I added a wash of kraft ink with a watercolor brush. used the same technique to change the color of the white one, too. easy peasy! pale yellow open roses and a mini sweetheart blossom were added to the floral bouquet.
natural burlap string is tied through the large vintage button. the digital papers are from the Prima Anna Lee collection, which matches the gift I made for her. digital library card printable is from Cameo Shoppe, and the Mom digi is by SheepSki Designs as part of the Outlawz progressive challenge. distress stickles was added to both the digi and the little tag.
be sure to play along in our current challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon, "Things with Wings and ribbon or trim!"
Eclectic Ellapu - spring flowers
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Allsorts - ribbons and roses (roses are tucked in with the chrysanthemums as well as on the papers)
Hiding in My Craft Room - lots of layers
Little Claire's - spring colors
Through the Purple Haze - layers
Creative Corner - spring flowers
Pattie's Creations - Easter or springtime
Polkadoodle - floral frenzy
A Beautiful Mess - anything goes