Wednesday 18 November 2009

A Christmas Card for my Mother in Law

Its not easy to create a card for your mother in law and especially if she suffers with dementia, so I wanted to make one that she could touch and feel the texture of it. Ive actually used on of the Joanna Sheen Cds, Victorian Christman for this one, and printed out a topper sheet first. I also printed out all three backing papers as well, to use to layer up the card.
The card is a 6"x 6" white card, and Ive used gold mirri board for my mounting medium with this card, and used my first patterned paper onto this base layer, the second layer is a 1" smaller  and was created in the same way and again it was layered up onto the gold card. Around the middle I have put a wide gold and red ribbon which I have attached to the back of the base layer.
For my main topper I have again layered this onto gold card, and then created a slightly smaller mount to fit this onto, and then Ive stuck it to the centre of my card with some foam tape. The sentiment was printed from my computer and then also mounted onto gold mirri card, and positioned to the right hand side at the bottom, and to finish of I have used three small pointsetta flowers and one large one in the top and bottom left hand corners. The final thing I did was put some yellow stickles in the centres of the flowers on the topper, and some clear on the white pearly bits in the arrangement.


Unknown said...

How thoughtful of you Shirley, this is a beautiful card I'm sure your MIL will love it, the flowers are gorgeous,
hugs Angela x

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Such a beautiful card! I am sure your MIL will love it.

Lisa x

Sol said...

Wow. Very Beautiful.. And with all the different texture and layers.. also the bright colours.. I am sure she witt appreciate it! And just think of this... If you receive a card as beautiful as this.. Everyone around you , would comment the card... And that would even make a blind person a proud owner.... And if it is an old person who receive home made cards... It is something to talk about also... Something for us card makers to think about.
Therefore I think it was such a lovely thought of you, to go the extra mile.

sparklybitsblog said...

wow shirley what a beauty that is i love it and im sure your mother in law will too x mandy

Melodie said...

This is a beautiful card and I think, that your mother in law will have fun.

Mrs Bs Blog said...

What a beautiful card Shirley. Loving all the textures and colours, your MIL will love it too, i`m sure. xxx

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,This card is lovely you tell it was made with a lot of love and thought..
Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, very pretty. I love using the computer to generate sentiments, don't think many people do this, but you can create absolutely anything you want!

Tracy said...

You've got a lucky Mother-in-law to be receiving this gorgeous card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Hi Shirley, what fab card you made! I love image, all papers, layout and pointsettia flowers.

Julie said...

Such a lovely bright card, im sure she will love it. Hope you are ok. thinking of you.
love julie x

Jessie said...

Wow Shirley, it's beautiful!

Janet said...

It's gorgeous Shirley......I bet her face will light up when she sees it! xx

Unknown said...

Lovely card Shirley...hope you are doing ok....thank you for the lovely comments on my are in my thoughts love nikkixxxx

dolcreations said...

Shirley this card is so pretty! Your mother in law will treasure it. So thoughtful of you to make this special card for you.

helencreaty1 said...

fab card, and iam sure you mon in law will love this card =)

Anneke said...

this is such a wonderful card with warm colors

Denise said...


This is one absolutely Stunning card!

Marisha said...

Great card! Such a tender ... Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

wow what a nice card!
Hugs Elma

Rach said...

Shirley you are so thoughtful,
what a wonderful idea with the tactile feel to the card i am sure that your mother in law will appreciate you kind thought.. a wonderful card by the way so pretty. Hugs rachxx

mueppi said...

Hi Shirley
your card is a dream!!!!!
I love the colours and all details!!
You`ve made a great job!!
Have a wonderful day and keep care!
Big hugs hun Gisela

sandra said...

I'm shore she will love it!
You putt so much effort in it,and that shows.
I know I love it.
That image is amazing.
And colors,papers,flowers...all great.

Amanda said...

This is beautiful Shirley.
I also love the cards for your daughters.


debby4000 said...

It's beautiful and the flowers and image is gorgeous.