Happy Mother’s Day! We had a beautiful Sunday and spent the day at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. We have a bit of a tradition in going to botanical gardens — I guess because many of my favorite flowers bloom at this time of year — lilacs, tulips and peonies. Today, after viewing so many extraordinary peonies, I said to my husband, why didn’t we get married in the spring? We got married in the fall — not a time for any of my favorite flowers! I wish pictures came with scratch & sniff because the smell of the lilacs was amazing!
Now, I have to admit, I’ve been a bit remiss about blogging lately. I’ve had a bit a tough time getting back into a routine. I have a bunch of past MFT sketch cards to share and I think I’ll just schedule the posts.
Today’s card is a lovely Mother’s Day card, which is unfortunately still on my desk, made with the Sweet Roses set and dies from Lisa Johnson.
This isn’t my usual type of stamp set. Usually I like the images to color, but when this set was released, I loved how it was used. The dies are fantastic! I stamped the flowers in MFT Electric Red and used Memento greens for the leaves. The background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and I added a double party banner, embellished with red rhinestones.
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Stamps: MFT Sweet Roses
Paper: MFT Black Licorice, Electric Red, Cryogen
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, New Sprout; MFT Electric Red
Other Stuff: die-namics Party Banner, Roses & Leaves; Nesties, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, rhinestones
Thanks so much for stopping by today!