Hello, it’s time for a new challenge at Words2CraftBy! This month’s quote:
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s Party!” ─ Robin Williams
Themes for Robin’s quote include hope, springtime, party, celebrations or any of his quotes, so play along! I opted to go with celebrations and chose Mother’s Day.
This was the most difficult card to photograph. In person, it has sparkle and isn’t so dull-looking, believe me!
Recently, I have been inspired by a blog buddy, Sara Emily from Sarascloset. She’s made some projects using focal images from patterned paper with gorgeous die-cut frames, beautifully layered and embellished. This is one of my favorites, but all of her projects are amazing!
I am also always inspired by my sweet sister. She is so talented and makes beautiful cards and quilts. Sometimes I “borrow” some of her ideas…
I came across my collection of G45 “Place in Time” and decided to go with the (May) Mother’s Day theme. I love their papers and tend to hoard what I have. I did make the background paper, just kind of playing with my new Stamperia Wallpaper stamp. I have mixed feelings about how it turned out, but it’s mostly covered up anyway.
I used Ranger Mixed Media cardstock and randomly stamped my pattern and heat embossed using Ranger Weathered White. I was able to get some color on with Vintage Photo DOX, but it became clear very quickly that I needed to spray the color on, and I only have a few colors…luckily, I found a gold Glimmer Mist to use. After it was dried, I inked around the edges and a few other places with Seedless Preserves DI.
After that, it was just a matter of layering and embellishments. My frame was cut out with Core-dinations cardstock and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Radiant Rectangles” die set. The patterned paper under that (and on inside of card) is from the same piece of G45 12×12. The doilies are cut from a Prima La Fleur doily die. I added some flat pearls (upper right and lower left) after coloring them with Copic RV34 (dark pink).
The embossing folder used on the post card is Anna Griffin’s Poppy.
The flowers are from my stash – one Kaisercraft and one Prima.
I used Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine Glitter, Champagne, around the card and on the flowers. I use a mixture of that and clear embossing powder so it’s not solid glitter (2 parts embossing powder, 1 part glitter).
My bow is TH crinkle ribbon and was made for another project a few days prior to making this. I believe I used Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DOX, but it was too dark so I rinsed it out to remove some color. When I decided to use it for this project, I sprayed it with the gold Glimmer Mist, but the sprayer on my bottle was wonky and there was too much spray so I rinsed it out again. I think it’s the perfect shade for this card and just looks old.
Although this isn’t a technique-driven project, I did use supplies I haven’t used or rarely use: patterned paper, Prima doily die, Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. That’s always a good thing. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day AND Happy Mother’s Day!!
I’m playing along with the following challenges: