Vintage Mother’s Day Challenge Card

To celebrate Mother’s Day, I wanted to make a special card that only honored my mother, but also paid homage to all of the special women who have touched my life – mothers and grandmothers, sisters and aunts, teachers and friends. I created this card with that end in mind!

Lately, I’ve also been thinking about what influences me creatively when I sit down to begin a project, and I find there are no simple answers. Each project is different; anything and everything can inspire me! Sometimes I start with an idea; then come the materials, the tools, the colors, and the techniques. Other times I’ll see a picture I like or a challenge that intrigues me; often a color or an image or a phrase will catch my eye. Sometimes it is one thing – sometimes, I build upon an idea, as I did with this card!

To create this card, I started with the papers, which I found when sorting through my scraps. As soon as I saw the Kraft paper, I knew it would be perfect for the Kraft Challenge that Gingersnap Creations is currently sponsoring. Next, I decided upon the red, black, and kraft color scheme, then added the black and white patterend paper as a complement to the lace, which was inspired by Sweet N Sassy’s Let’s Get Lacey Challenge!

I knew I wanted to use a Vintage image to go with the Mother’s Day theme, so I chose one of my favorite stamps from Stampin Up’s Friendship Journey set. I added a handmade crocheted flower in one corner and Maya Road and Prima flowers in the other to anchor the image, and adorned the card with beautiful lacy black trim and black and crystal bling from Recollections. Finally, I decided to add some color to the image by distressing the edges with Colorbox Charcoal Chalk Ink and stippling the edges and the image with Stampin Up’s Classic Ruby Red Ink, and Almost Amethyst and Sage Shadow Dye Inks. The stippling adds just a hint of pretty color! I mounted the image on a piece of velvet suede paper for its luxurious feel!

Here are the links to the challenges I’ve entered is week’s card in:

Gingersnap GC52: Color Challenge – Kraft
Theme Thursday Challenge – Vintage
The Smart-Word Challenge – MayFlower

Have a fabulous Mother’s Day Weekend and remember to REGISTER for your chance to win up to four gorgeous vintage collage sheets from Altered Pages this month!

26 Responses to “Vintage Mother’s Day Challenge Card”

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  1. Gail says:

    Beautiful card, the colours are stunning together.

  2. Jan says:

    Beautiful card! Love the crocheted flower 🙂

  3. Linda Ledbetter says:

    This is a lovely design, and awesome use of the Kraft color! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations this week. Your card is beautiful, and so perfect for Mother's Day! The flowers are a great touch. 🙂

  4. The Lone Dollier says:

    Beautiful card! I'm heading to my studio to see if I can't whip something up for my mom and momin-law. I've got them store bought cards, but would love to make them something more personal.


  5. Suzie says:

    Good to see you back creating. Love your card and how you made it so vintage. Great take on the challenge at Gingersnaps.

  6. Lynn Stevens says:

    What a wonderful Mothers day card!

    Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and best of luck

  7. thefrugalcrafter says:

    well done! It has a patriotic feel to it as well, perfect for a military mom:)

  8. Jonni says:

    Great card, and love your sidekick. I just joined to follow, glad I found your site. The sheets are great, would love the girls for a vintage chunky book I am working on.
    Jonni, at

  9. 2amscrapper says:

    I love how you combined so many elements for a beautiful effect.

  10. stampdiva says:

    In the U.K. we have already celebrated Mothers' Day – not sure why we are different. You certainly captured a vintage vibe. Lynne M

  11. Karen B. says:

    Lovely card, great colors.

  12. Giovana says:

    Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at smART-word challenge.

    God bless.

  13. Christine says:

    So beautiful!!!


  14. Kelly says:

    gorgeous card!

  15. Sandy says:

    So really beautiful card.
    Love the design.

  16. Ali Manning says:

    This is a great card and I love the other colors you chose to combine it with, TFS!

  17. Hermine says:

    Its gorgeous

  18. Milnie says:

    Wow, what an stunning Vintage card!! Love the stamp!


  19. Susan T. says:

    Thank you for entering this card in May's smART-Word Challenge. The color combination is super pleasing, and the 'flowers' add the perfect touch.

  20. raindropecho says:

    This is definitely very vintage and very beautiful! What a great card. Your mom must have loved it!
    – Ann

  21. Gingersnap Stampers says:

    wow – this is beautiful! Thanks for taking part in the Gingersnaps color challenge!

  22. Retro Cafe' Art Gallery says:

    You won the cupcake pincushions! Please email me your address!

  23. beckyp says:

    great idea

  24. Tes says:

    Lovely! very artsy!

  25. Esther Joy says:

    What a lovely idea!

  26. This is a beautiful card…

    A Very thoughtful gift!

    Wonderful post for the letter “V”!

    Thanks for linking.


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