It's my Mum's birthday today. I won't be able to hug her and say "happy birthday", unfortunately, because she left this world over ten years ago. There's still a hole in my life since she left. We did a lot of things together and enjoyed each other's company. Her love of taking pictures led to my life-long interest in photography.
Mum also loved tulips. They were among her favourite flowers and Dad always made sure we had lots blooming in our gardens back in Victoria. I don't remember ever seeing an empty vase during flowering season---which, in Victoria, was much of the year.
I made this card with my Mum in mind. My memories of her are golden and therefore the card is a celebration in gold. We have Gold Foil, gold embossing powder, Gold Vellum, the golden designs of the Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi tape and even some Gold Encore ink. Like I said: a celebration in gold.
I stamped the tulip from the Backyard Basics stamp set on Gold Foil using Black StazOn ink. That ink stamps beautifully on any surface! Then I used the matching framelit to cut it out. I love the effect! It makes me think of a pretty gold brooch---and Mum loved brooches.
So, Mum, I know you're listening. I'm sending good thought your way---wonderful, golden thoughts.
I miss you, Mum.