This weekend my Mother and I celebrated our birthdays together. Hers was on the 20th of May and mine on the 21st. It was the first time in over a decade that I got to celebrate the occasion with my family in Sweden! We had a great time with lots of food, coffee and of course, cake.
I just had to use the Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley for my Birthday card for mom. It is after all the flower for the month of May. And it often blooms just in time for my birthday. My nephew was even kind enough to pick Lily of the Valley bouquets for me to set on the table. (He may have been prompted by his mom to do so. =). Their scent is so lovely.
I really love the effect of just coloring a border around the main image. So striking. And the tab for the sentiment adds a fun detail. To finish it off I ran the card panel through my Big Shot to add the wood grain texture. The entire card was inspired by Nichole’s countdown post for said stamp set. I find that I really learn a lot from actually trying the many fun things I see on PTI and other blogs.
I just have to share this photo of the flower I got from my Grandmother. Isn’t it such a cool idea to just place the flower head in a little dish of water like this? I just love it.
When was the last time you enjoyed freshly picked flowers? If you haven’t yet this spring, I hope you will soon.
Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies: Stamps and Dies all from PTI. White embossing powder from SU!