For someone who has been slow to create this year, I managed to be extra productive the day before Mother’s Day. Nothing like waiting until the very last minute to motivate you!
I wanted to do a clean and simple card for Mother’s Day this year, since my cards in years past had been a little elaborate. I’d finally gotten the Spring Gnome stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, and since Mom loves gnomes and fairies, I though they would be perfect. However, when I was finished with the card, the two gnomes reminded me so much of Mom and Dad together, I gave the card to my Dad to give to Mom. (He’d forgotten too. This year has messed everybody up.)
So, I needed another card for Mom, from me. I ended up using the cute little raccoon stamp from the Mama Elephant Dandelion Wishes stamp set. Turned out way cuter than I was expecting.
I also wanted to make something for Mom, as a keepsake. I’ve done jewelry in the past, but since none of us go out much, she doesn’t wear jewelry as much as she did when she was still working. And I’d been wanting to make something for her using Graphic 45’s Fairie Dust collection for a while, since she is such a fairy fanatic. So I thought I’d create a trapped fairy under glass for her to keep on her knick knack shelf.
Whew, that was a lot of fussy cutting. But I love the dimensional look to it. I may try it again someday!