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Handmade Birthday Card For Mom


handmade birthday card for momThis Handmade Birthday Card For Mom has a featured image of a Harrison Fisher girl holding a puppy. I just love his work. I’ve been getting some more practice making handmade cards. I have some cards I haven’t had a chance to post yet but cycles seem to happen. Going to try and catch up on that.

I didn’t have just the right color to use as the card base so I decided to use a manilla folder. I like to re-purpose things so it was the perfect choice. I also wanted to try some techniques I have seen others use and have admired so I set to having some fun.

The faux typewriter keys spell out HAPPY which forms part of the birthday sentiment. I made them from scraps of board book, printed letters, glue, glossy accents and rub n buff. They didn’t come out too bad but going to find a better method.

I tore some corrugated cardboard, inked it a darker shade of brown and added it to the bottom edge of the card for texture. I topped it with a leftover manilla folder strip which was embossed and distressed. Next I topped that with some flowers which were fussy cut from an old card I found in my stash. The gold button embellishment was a little bright so I toned it down with some ink.handmade birthday card for mom

The lace at the bottom is a piece from a length that was hand tatted by my moms grandmother. I don’t know how she had the patience to do that!

To the top edge I added a small bit of edging with bells that make a tinkling sound. I have to find some more of that edging. I think it’s cute.

I took a corsage pin and added some pink beads and gold spacers and stuck the pin down into the pink ribbon.



handmade birthday card for mom

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