5.15.2015

Hummingbirds are Buzzing: A Handmade Mother's Day Card

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For those of you that have been following me on social media (especially Instagram) for a while know that I love to garden.  I didn't realize how enjoyable it was until we landscaped my mother's front yard.  When I first planted all those day lilies and the lilac bush I though, "Gee, I hope I don't kill all these plants we just spent a ton of money on!"  Fortunately, I inherited my grandfather's green thumb and my plants flourished--including the rose bush my grandfather planted back in the 60s!  


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Ever since that fateful summer three years ago, I've been enjoying my time spent outdoors, pruning and weeding and watering.  I spend so much of my time out at my grandmother's helping to take care of her now, my mom and I decided to turn her garden back into an actual garden for Mother's Day.

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In honor of planting something other than weeds and violets (they literally took over the garden and are now taking over the yard!!) I made a Mother's Day card featuring a sweet little hummingbird and tiger lily.  


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It's simple but cute.  I admit, I was running out of time to make a card between making petite fours, saving the new garden from flooding, and "Oma Care" so it's a bit more simple than I would normally make, but my Oma loves it and that's what really matters.  In this case, less is more!

Products Used:

  • Recollections:  Cardstock - orange, light green, dark green, black, kraft, white
  • Bazzill:  Cardstock - pirouette, starmist
  • Doodlebug:  Mini Pearls - bumblebee assortment
  • Silhouette:  Sketch Pens - purple/red metallic (inside)
  • Ranger Ink:  Glossy Accents (adhesive)
  • Tim Holtz:  Distress Ink - ripe persimmon; Distress Marker - ripe persimmon, forrest moss; airbrush tool
  • Zig:  Writer - black

Happy Crafting!
Adrienne