that's what i had planned, actually; i went with the mother's day idea b/c that holiday is fast approaching, and i wanted to go verrrrrrrrrrrrry pink and frilly ('cause you know i LOVE THAT!) but then i found this lovely little tulip illustration in a vintage plant book, and i knew my MIL would adore it, so i built the rest of the card around that!
(vintage: tulips and text from a nature ephemera pack; patterned papers: pink paislee, american crafts and trimmings: seam binding, crate paper ruffles, and yellow lace are all leftovers from various pixie dust paperie kits; border & circle stickers: crate paper; muslin scallop trim: pink paislee; butterfly punches: martha stewart; kraft cardstock: hobby lobby; adhesives: tombow monorunner, scotch gluestick, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
i used card patterns sketch #163, which is quite lovely, and looks a bit like this:
upon reflection it occurs to me that this is one of the most FAITHFUL sketch cards i've ever made... go, me!!! :)
do get yer "girlie card"--or mother's day mojo--on... and come link up with us at SOS this week! in the meantime, be sure to stop over and see what the DT have done, it's worth the trip, i assure you!
ETA tuesday afternoon:
this is why i should NEVER blog at the last minute, i'm an idiot! the other reason i chose those tulips is so i could play along with lovely laurel seabrook's "inspired by" challenge #21, for which this is the inspiration photo and we were allowed to use any aspect which appealed to us:
i apologize, miss laurel, i must've lost my mind for a minute there!!! ♥♥♥ btw, if you're not already reading laurel's awesome blog just for the gorgeous projects she makes (which you SHOULD!) i also have to tell you she has a tabbed section with links to ALL the big papercrafting challenge sites... AND THE DAYS they post; it's a ♥WONDERFUL♥ resource!