I don’t think I ever shared the Mother’s Day card that I made for my mom and Greg’s mom.  I thought I would take a break from my Artisan entries and do that today.

This is not my idea.  I don’t know who originally created the pansy idea but I followed the directions from Dawn.

I used the Shimmery White card stock.  Punch out with the Butterfly Punch – who would have thought it was the butterfly punch! You need two butterfly punch outs for each flower.

Spritz with water and then use an AquaPainter and the classic ink refills to add the color.  I used Rich Razzleberry on the outsides and Summer Sun in the centers.  I curled them with a skewer, added lines with a marker and put the silver brads in the center.

I wondered if I should have turned them over and added color to the back of the flowers too since you can see the back side when it curls – but I didn’t think about it at the time – only now that I’m looking at the pictures.

The Rich Razzleberry layer is embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.  The leaves are the Little Leaves sizzlit die for the Big Shot.  I think the layout from this card also came from somewhere else but it has been a while since I first made it so I don’t remember exactly.

I thought I would also share a quick proud mom moment – these are pictures from Graduation last weekend.

We sat up in the balcony at the church – which is huge – so I wasn’t expecting to get a good picture of him on the stage – but this one as he is coming down the steps turned out pretty well.  The other one is outside afterwards – it was about 10 at night when they finished and raining outside – luckily they have a large covered area at the church where everyone gathered.  The kids tried to throw their caps but they really couldn’t do that under the cover.  Oh well…

Have a great day – I have Stamper’s Club tonight – I’m looking forward to seeing my stampers again!