Mother and Childby Kathy Berger
When I was growing up my mom worked outside the home, putting in 40 or more hours every week doing various factory worker jobs. Mom was so incredibly busy and had little time left after the cooking and cleaning, the laundry and ironing, and all the extras she had to do to take care of me and my three brothers. But she always found time to make me and each of my siblings feel special and loved.
When I was drawing the image for this die (based on a paper-cutting pattern), and later when designing this card, I reflected on how much Mom lifted me up, emotionally and spiritually, as I was growing up. She was always there for me, and most of my success in life is due to her providing that boost whenever I needed it.
This card is dedicated to Mom, who turned 87 today.
To make the card I cut the Mother and Child panel out of red card-stock, light blue card-stock, and white craft foam. I glued the light blue panel to the craft foam panel using Tombow MonoAdhesive. I reserved ONLY the hearts cut out from the red panel, and pieced them into the heart holes in the blue panel. I then glued the whole panel to a piece of coordinating floral card stock, which, in turn, I layered onto a slightly darker blue card-stock panel. I then affixed it all to an embossed white panel (Anna Griffin), to another darker blue panel, and finally to a white 5"x7" card. I finished the card off with a bow made from 3/4" wide red grosgrain ribbon.