Tuesday, April 27, 2021

SOS #444 - I Made This For You Mom!

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

Welcome to another fortnight challenge at 

My mother died on Mother's Day. I was sixteen years old.  Until I had children of my own,  I did not celebrate the day.  I celebrate my mother's life.  I celebrate my memory of her smile, and I celebrate all the little nuggets she gave me that have sustained me over the years.

In our community, it was the custom for those with living mothers to wear red carnations on Mother's Day and for those whose mothers were deceased to wear white ones. I wanted this card to be as colorful as possible, and I wanted to have the white there as well. 

The flowers were stamped using VersaMark Embossing Ink and colored with PanPastels.  The great part was no embossing was needed.  
I used heavyweight vellum because I couldn't find my lightweight papers. I liked this approach as an alternative to embossing the flowers and coloring the back of the vellum.  Because this heavy vellum is more opaque, it is difficult to tell from the photos just how soft and pretty they are IRL!
The confetti splatter was made using Distress Oxide™ Inks
The "Stash" items in this project are: 
Stamps: Flowers, Leaves, I Love You sentiment.  20 years.
Brads:  In my stash for 16 years.
The Happy Mother's Day sentiment was created in Word and printed on my card panel.

Thanks for stopping by!  I can't wait to see your submissions to the challenge!
Chana Malkah
Stuff I Used:
Floral Stamp:  Martha Stewart
Brads: Bo Bunny


  1. Gorgeous card, beautifully designed, colourful flowers and love those brads (I might have them too)

  2. Beautiful card and gorgeous flowers-love the splatters.My Mam died 13 yrs ago but that must have been hard for you losing your Mum at 16yrs on Mothers Day too
    Carol x

  3. Wow this card is stunning, I love the contrast between the white background and those beautiful flowers. María, xx

  4. Your card is beautiful and I feel your sadness on losing your mother on such a special day and also at such a tender age. You've honored your mother's memory beautifully with such a pretty card and those colorful flowers! Happy Mother's Day to you :)


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