Mother's Day the Sequel
Yes, I'll admit. I had a brainstorm
(before anyone goes all pc on me
that is a technical term) and for all
I had created some articles specifically
for Mother's Day; I omitted to post
You don't have to be crazy to
live my life but it does help.....
As you will see, each card lends
itself to more than one
occasion all that is required is
to change the greeting
I have three such projects for you;
the first is from Hazel Harler
and it goes like this:
"For the background I placed a stencil
on some white card and sprinkled it with
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie dust and then
sprayed it with water.
I dried the card with a heat gun and
stamped the Paperartsy Hot Picks flower
and coloured it with a felt tip pen.
I then edged the card with a black pen and
added the ribbon then adhered the
decorated card to a card blank.
I stamped a butterfly onto card
that I'd coloured with Pixie dust, cut it out
and adhered it to the card and then
finished with the sentiment and some sequins."
The next card is from Jane Castle and it
goes like this:
"Here is a fairly quick and easy card to help
with any ideas if you are struggling with
what to make.
"For my base card I used a linen textured card
and cut a paper heart template to work my
Gelatos off to form my outline.
Then using the blending tool worked around
the heart before removing the template
and added buttons following the
shape of the heart. There's lots of
lovely buttons on the Craft Barn website
if you need to stock up
Some I added thread to for added interest.
Then using the same 3 colours of Gelatos
coloured a piece of card and added a die
cut Mum, a couple of Tim Holtz die cut wild
flowers at the bottom and finally some
Ranger Liquid Pearls to enhance the
shape on the outside."
and finally, here is a card from
My card uses water soluble pastels
(Gelatos or Distress Crayons) and
First I scribbled on two pieces of card
and blended the colours with a damp
Then I coloured an embossing folder using
the lighter colour first. I did both sides
and then spritzed lightly with water.
I put my coloured card pieces back
to back in the folder so that I could emboss
both at the same time, ending up with
one side embossed and one side debossed.
There was still some colour on the folder
so I spritzed again and ran two
pieces of white card through.
Using a different folder I embossed and
die cut some flowers.
I had enough pieces for two cards
Thank you Hazel, Jane and Claire
for a lovely set of cards
Some good techniques here too
and I really liked the tip from
Claire on using two pieces of
card in an embossing folder.
There's always something to
be learned isn't there?