Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Not Forgotten

Here is a card I made for my husband Paul this Mother's Day: although his mother passed away while he was in college, I think holidays are still a painful reminder of her absence and that especially on Mother's Day he misses picking up the phone to say hello. I cut the Always Artichoke card base with a Labels One Nestabilities die, embossed with the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch folder and made the focal mat from a smaller one out ot Paper Temptress white diamond CS. Asela's flowers from "Friendship's Garden" are stamped in SU! Basic Gray for a softer look, colored with Copics, and popped up in layers for a tole effect. I love doing a two tone effect with the greetings in Gina's "Not Forgotten", here I used the artichoke and Certainly Celery.


And a greeting from the set on the inside, here I just stamped the flower in Always Artichoke and added some touches of yellow.

Have a glorious day! If you are missing someone, I hope you'll think on your happy memories...hugs!

9 comments:

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melanie! It is so hard at times like this,you are so right.

catdidit said...

Gorgeous Mel! Perfect card to give like this!

Jennie said...

Love the way you created the card out of Nesties! This is so pretty and I love the colors you used, makes it a perfect card for your husband. I would imagine Mother's Day brings about many wonderful memories for him.... Have a great day!

reeree62 said...

Mel, this is such a nice card, and what a loving thing to do for your husband. I just cut out my new Not Forgotten set last nite, and I think you inspired me to do a card for my hubby too. Thank you!

Fran said...

That is just and awesome idea! What a nice thought! TFS

Anonymous said...

Melanie, what a lovely card and such a sweet idea. I never thought of doing such a card but I will now!

Linda Bandow said...

Oh Melanie! this is just perfect....I'm always sad on Mother's Day because my Mom is gone and while I send cards to my daughters' it is really not the same. How thoughtful to make a card for your husband.

melissac said...

Gorgeous!! What a wonderful card to receive at a difficult time!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow Wow WOW! Gorgeous!!