With Mother’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d share a card I made for my mom last year. I tried to think outside of the box on this one, adding dimension with the twine and paper banner. When I was little, I spent a lot of time picking wildflowers from the front yard, making tiny bouquets for my mom. I wanted to remind her of those days with this card!
But do you want to know the secret “ingredient”? I stamped the wildflowers with BRUSSELS SPROUTS! It worked like magic. All I had to do was cut the sprouts in half and dab them in an ink pad. I stamped the yellow flowers first, and then the purple. Next, I adhered the twine with Elmer’s glue. The last step was to cut out a paper banner to write “happy mother’s day” on. I decided to make a matching envelope, so I added a white circular sticker and stamped a few more wildflowers on the label.
Who knew you could find a creative use for Brussels sprouts? I wonder what else is hiding in my refrigerator…
What kind of paper did you use?
Thanks, Melanie! Good question. The paper and envelope I used for this project came from a local stationery store in Philadelphia. Here’s a link to paper that I use for many crafting projects: http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Multi-Color-Text-Weight-8.5-x-11-Paper/2505.131/38000020.html
Happy early Mother’s Day!
darn that’s clever and adorable