Sunday, 23 February 2014

Mum's the Word

It'll soon be time to start thinking about Mother's Day - it's on March 30th this year (at least, it is in the UK - I've never known an event to be celebrated on so many different dates!) so that's what I've been thinking about for this week's CD Sunday challenge, which is Quotations.

I typed this Ralph Waldo Emerson quotation into Word, played about with the size and font until I was happy with it, then printed it out and die cut it. A background paper from the CD The Best of La Pashe 2012 and a bit of matting and layering makes a very simple looking card:

Then I turned to the inside. I used a sheet printed from the CD, but it can also be bought as a Double Decoupage sheet from La Pashe. To make the main image glossy to help it stand out from the background, I printed the sheet twice, once on glossy card and once on matte, but you could save paper and ink by using images all from one sheet. I know I'll use the remainder of each sheet so it wasn't that wasteful!

I used the same dark blue card I'd used for matting on the outside to create a liner with a pop up support for the image, then other images from the sheet to make the background. I did consider using the decoupage layers on the sheet, but the card wouldn't have folded properly flat then which would have removed the element of surprise when it is opened.


  1. I love your card Jane. When I saw the quotation I must admit to a wry smile. Too long a story for here. A great card though and thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT Team B

  2. I didn't expect that Jane, what a fab card i love it, thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    sue-b xx

  3. A fantastic card that brought on a smile. Love the inside too. x

  4. A card to make you it. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT x

  5. Brilliant card Jane with a fabulous sentiment. Michelle x

  6. What a great image - made me smile and I like the quotation too. When I asked MIL how she coped when he was little OH's mother said she gave up when he was 2 so she has a lot to answer for!!!
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  7. Fab card, such a true quote, thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday x