Talking of my mum, one of her best friends is retiring from her career as a nurse. My mum met her when they were both training to be nurses so they've been friends for a long time.
So my mum wanted a nice card to give to her and she wanted a picture of a nurse on it. I only have 2 stamps with nurses and one is a bit childish. So, as you may have worked out by now, I used the other one! :P
Here's my card
I used this cute stamp by The Greetings Farm and I coloured her with my copics (Skin: E13,21,00,0000,R20, Dress: BG09,49,45, Hair: E49,39,35, Others: R39,27,24,YR24,23,YG91,C3,00)
I cut the image out with a circle nestability and matted it on anoter nestie shape (some label or other!) I stuck some nail heads onto the points of the mat.
The papers are from My Minds Eye, Gertie Papers. I used Antique Linen distress inks to make the white card a more ivory colour and then edged everything with Frayed Burlap distress ink.
The sentiments are computer generated and punched out with a Stampin' Up! tab punch.
I added a diamante swirl for a bit of bling which always goes down well with my mum!
The ribbon is from my stash.
The inside is vaguely following the same layout as the front. The sentiment on the inside is from the new Postmarks stamp set from LOTV.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday; Sketch
CES Challenges; Check it out
Charisma Cardz; Vintage
Delightful Challenges; Puches & Dies
Divas By Design; Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy Challenges; Polka Dots
The Poodles Parlour; Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Diamonds or Pearls
Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments!