Saturday 15 March 2014

Project 139a: Mother's Day card for MIL

I took a little break from card challenges but I decided this weekend I was ready to tackle a few. I decided to do one color challenge, one layout challenge. This is the color challenge, and the layout one is over here.

When I saw these colors on Color Throwdown 238 I thought they would be perfect for my mother-in-law. We have a shared love for the under-appreciated color orange and I thought this would be a great base for a modern mother's day card for her.

I'm really pleased with the final card. The featured image is from Bugaboo, and I colored him with Promarkers. The grey damask paper is from a monochrome set by Dovecraft and I think it works great here. The scallop border is patterned tape. I am loving those paper flowers at the moment, particularly with buttons.

The little greeting is a sticker - I don't actually have any Mother's Day peel offs or stamps I've realised! Finally I topped it with a small candy (might be a bit too busy but never mind) and some glitter glue. I love it - more than the layout challenge I think!


  1. I too share your love for Orange..this is a lovely card and I love the colours, might have to join in this one. That giant flower is cool. Cx

  2. Beautiful use of the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week!

  3. Pretty! This will make a lovely Mother's Day card. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!


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