This card and the reason for this card are VERY special to me. I lost my mom to cancer in 2004. She was my best friend, mother and angel all wrapped up in one. My world came to a complete stop the day she died. From the day forward I wanted to honor my mother with something. After 8 years i realized that i wanted to get a tattoo in honor of her. The tattoo (pictured in the fourth picture above) is a scroll with kanji writing saying "In Memory of Mom". At the top and bottom the scroll has blue peonies. Around that it has pink cherry blossoms. So i wanted to make a card for the tattoo artist who 100% made a beautiful memorial for my mother on my back. The front of the card I used my Pagoda Cuttlebug A2 embossing folder. I made two of these. The base is on blue paper with stickles glue on the waves. I cut out the 3 fish on the second embossed paper and used orange, black and white embossing powder. I attached them using foam squares to the blue paper. I stamped the Thank You and attached it to the card with a metal frame using two black brads. I had some black flower ribbon at the top with a black embellishment. I attached this to the orange pice of paper that i got out of DCWV Far East. On the inside I used both side of the card. On the left I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the sentiment and the Pagoda Cartridge for the flowers. I wanted to make sure the flowers matched the flowers in my tattoo. I framed the stamped sentiment using paper form DCWV Lemon Flower Stack. The other side i took a picture of my back with the tattoo and framed it using the DCWV Far East. I stamped my name and used my Making Memories Tag Maker to give it a border. I used some foam squares on the flowers and the name sentiment to give it some depth. I finished it all up with an eyelet with a piece of twine to tie it shut. 

Cartridges Used:


Cricut Cartridge Pagoda - page 55

Paper Used: 

Kens Kreations

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