Friday, May 7, 2010
Birthday card for my Mom
Here's the card I made for my Mom. Though it's not really a card because it doesn't open up. The birthday wishes are on the other side. You just flip it over. So, I don't know, is it a tag?
Anyway...I cut some patterned paper into a 5" square (approximately). I cut a 4" circle out of some paper that I made in adobe photoshop(just a gradient fill with a yellow and a orange). I embossed the circle with a sizzix 'dot' folder (not sure of the exact name). I adhered the circle to the square, and cut off the excess. I stitched around the perimeter of the square (only up to the circle) with some yellow thread on my sewing machine. I adhered the card top to some white cardstock (okay...I'll be truthful, it started out as a card, but the first try I had a hard time getting it on straight; the second time I creased the card a little too well; the third time I cut the card base too small after I had adhered the card front to it...need I go on?). lol! I can laugh about it now :)
I designed the flower chain in cricut design studio using the plantin schoolbook cartridge. I cut it out on my cricut. I adhered some clear jewels in the centers of the flowers. Then I used some scotch foam tape to adhere it around the curve of the circle. I used my sakura micron pen to add some dots on the flower chain. I stamped a butterfly from the Hero Arts antique engravings stampset onto some paper colored with spiced marmalade distress ink using staz on black ink. I trimmed around it and then added some white gel ink, some diamond stickles and my Sakura clear star gelly roll pen. I attached it to the front of my card with more foam tape. Then I stamped 'Mom' with some black staz on ink.
I'm entering this into the challenges over at:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog (#2)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #49 blog