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


Eiglas said...

Beautiful colours!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Penny D. said...

Just popping in to let you know that your blog will be featured on the Paper Craftorium on May 19th. You can visit us here:!!!

Trimgym said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.