I decided two days ago to make a set of cards for my mom as a mother's day gift. These are my favorite four cards of the bunch.
The stamp used is currently my favorite because it's so simple and versatile. It's from Stampendous, called Agapanthus Bloom. I added glitter to bits of each flower, which is difficult to see from the scanned image.
The card below is supposed to be a peach color and has black eyelets as accents.
The next card is a little fuzzy because it's been raised with those thick sticky tape thingies (the scanner doesn't like that much). It's supposed to look like a picture frame hanging from a wall. The ribbon is held up by a silver brad and the "picture" is strung with white organdy ribbon tied through silver eyelets. The paper is blueish-silver, sort of shimmery, and matches the stamped image color pretty well.
This next one is the same color as the first, just a different style and sentiment.
There are quite a few people my parent's age that are passing away. Sad as it is, a nice, simple sympathy card is often the best. Again, the white organdy ribbon is tied around the card as an accent.
Sorry I used white cardstock, it's difficult to see. It's actually paper from a ream of 120 lb. cardstock that I bought at Office Max (got the idea from Martha). I cut and scored each sheet with my paper cutter that has both attachments. Works pretty good as long as you use the rougher side for stamping.
So, since I haven't sent these out yet, don't tell my mom!
Happy Mother's Day to all you mommies out there!