So if you’re my mom or mom-in-law, stop reading this immediately and come back next Monday to see the behind the scenes excitement if you wish.
If you’re not expecting a Mothers’ Day gift from me, read on.
I think this is a genius idea for a card/keepsake, totally involving the hooligans yet artsy enough to be displayed somewhere other than the frig. I was inspired by a Teacher Appreciation gift I’ve seen on various Pinterest boards. See:
Anyway, I cut some watercolor paper to 5×7 then stamped three trees using the “Season of Friendship” stamp set.
When they were all fingerprinted (I hope the FBI never needs those to solve a crime, but I’m not counting my chickens there), I added flowers in Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, and Bashful Blue. The centers are pearls, rhinestones, and chocolate pearls (shhh…those are not SU!). I also wrote whose prints were whose, since grandmas like to know those things. As will the FBI.
Next I added a bit of DSP and a quotation from the “Pursuit of Happiness” stamp set. That Ralph Waldo Emerson was one deep dude. Finally, I mounted the whole shebang on Lucky Limeade paper using kraft photo corners. That way, they can put the fingerprint tree portion in a 5×7 frame if they would like. But they’ve told me not to send them anything else in a frame, so I didn’t.
If they want to just shut those precious little prints from their adorable grandchildren in a drawer, so be it. It’s on their heads.