Friday, 29 November 2013

A Card For My Lovely Mother-in-law

Hey all!

Now this must be some kind of record - three blogs in as many days! This time is a card set that I made for Rob's Mum. She is not really a pink flowery girl so this is a nice alternative.

This lot features yellows and golds and of course a butterfly! this began with a dramatic piece of yellow and black paper,  then I distressed as really nice piece of self colored yellow paper with roses on. I used my trusty Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wild Honey which really brought the heat embossed roses out a treat.

A green ribbon wrapped around the bottom thrid of the rose paper and surmounted by a matching bow gave focus to the bottom.

Paper flowers were the next thing needed and some punches and the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die got a work out! Mulberry paper works well for these and layer them up. Pearls or rhinestones make really nice centres.

I am having great fun with leaves and inks right now and these were cut from a leaf die, veins put in with a stylus and then colored with distress inks - Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn. Use the lightest one first and most and then come back in with a small amount of the darker one and leave plenty of layer one showing. It is amazing what you can do with some flat paper!

Sewing machine next! I sewed the rose paper to the black and yellow (go around twice) and then glue the flowers on. another die made a butterfly (ink the edges) and glue some pearls on for a body. Curl the rose printed paper back a bit with your fingers to make it look more interesting.

Finish it all with a bronze coloured key and a stamped tag. this can say anything but Happy Birthday was all I needed for this occasion!

The tag is made along the same lines.

Now glue the embellishment onto a white card and a white tag blank - advice to newbies....this means that all of your messy bits like ribbon and lace ends are tucked around the back where they will be hidden.

Thanks for dropping by!