Monday, February 16, 2015

My Mother, My Hero

My mother turns 67 this coming Saturday, so I made her this card to tell her just how special she is to me.  She has always been there for me even when I was dead wrong she stood by me.  The only condition to that was I could not end up in jail.  If that happened I was on my own, needless to say I made sure that is not where I ended up.  When I had to deploy for military assignments she took care of my oldest son for months at a time.  She has had health struggles for the last couple of years and no matter what I know that she is okay if she is cracking jokes, so that is how I gauge her health is by her being able to laugh.

 I’m sure I pulled some design elements off of the Mama Elephant’s design team blog unintentionally, so I apologize in advance if I have.

The front panel was done by placing a circle die in the approximate center and cutting.  Then I placed the cityscape die cuts where I wanted them and cut off any that was hanging from the sides.  I cut a piece of fun foam slightly smaller and used the next size up circle die to add some dimension to that panel.  For the sky I used an A2 size panel and airbrushed it first with B32, then took B39 starting at the edges working my way in so that I would have some darkness within my circle area.

I next took my two superhero’s and pierced a small hole on each and ran some gold thread that I have because we cannot have our pets out sans leash, even if they are a super hero.  I figured out where they would be placed and then took my white gel pen and made some stars in my sky.  I put all of my pieces together and dreaded having the front panel all white, so I colored up some scrap paper using the same colors in the project and cut some stars using the Mama Elephant Lots of Stars die and placed them throughout the front panel and skyline. You cannot see in the picture but I added some clear Wink of Stella pen to the stars before I topped them with glossy accents.

Supplies used:
Paper: #110 Neenah Solar White for base, Recollections Black and gray for buildings;
Stamps and Dies: Mama Elephant Tiny Hero with matching dies; Mama Elephant Cityscape and Lots of Stars; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black and Archival Red Geranium;
Copics:  Skin: E11, E15                                     Sky: B32, B39
              Hair: W1, W3, W5, S7
              Outfit: Y11, Y13
                          YG11, YG13
                          RV14, RV17

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Monday.


  1. What a wonderful card! I love your card design, and your tribute to your Mom is fab! There is nothing better than unconditional love of a Mom!

  2. That is so true Shelly. Isn't it funny how when we are growing up we don't value it and then when we become mother's ourselves we totally get it.


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