Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Mum ... you bloom
It is a raining today so what better way to spend the day but to sit down and make a card! It seems to be 'mothers day' challenge week this week so I made one for mum next year! I had already made one so thinking ahead towards 2013!
This card has been made following the weekly sketch from Mojo Mondays and for the mothers day challenges over at Party Time Tuesday, Kaboodle Doodles, Through the Craftroom Door and Paper Sundaes.
The blooms are from Kaisercraft mini paper blooms and the leaves have been stamped, coloured and fussy cut using AnnaBelle Stamps 'ballerina rose' stamps. Here is a close up of the blooms ...
I find blooms like this quite chunky and really make the card a bit lumpy so what I do is inset them by securing the patterned paper to the card with mounting tape, cutting out a frame from the patterned paper and attaching the blooms to the card base so the surrounding mounted patterned paper actually protects the blooms a bit ... probably best to give this card to mum rather than post it!
materials - white cardstock; Kaisercraft 'silly season' papers; AnnaBelle Stamps 'ballerina rose' stamps; Staz On timber brown ink, Versa Color lime and bamboo inks; Spellbinders standard circles large and labels 18 nestabilities; Kaisercraft cranberry and aubergine mini paper blooms; Crayola colouring pencils; organza trim; Carolee Creations tiny black alphabet sticker; Ranger white opal liquid pearls; mounting tape; silicone sealant.
Thanks for looking.