Saturday, 9 March 2013

Mothers Day

Well Mothers Day is virtually upon us, where has the last couple of months gone? I've used a number of techniques on this card some of which either not had much success with previously or it's the first time I've had a go at it. So here's the completed card:

and here's a more detailed description of what I've done:

I started off stamping the Tonic Pick of the Bunch Peony stamp onto white pearlescent vellum using a clear pigment ink. I then added the sea foam embossing powder & heat embossed it. This I did 4 times. I then coloured each one on the back with my Promarkers and cut them out using them as decoupage elements. I assembled using Pinflair glue. I did the same with the strands of ivy.

I inked the corners of the 8x8 card using part of a mask/stencil that I got free with the latest issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft using the Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I then matted onto silver mirror card the card I embossed using the Die'sire 6x6 Regal Frame Embossing Folder from Crafters Companion and inking again with the same colour as before. 

The centre of the card was created using Spellbinders Labels 4 (largest & 3rd largest dies). The largest one was covered with the pigment ink & heat embossed with a sparkly embossing powder & then inked around the edges with the Picked Raspberry. The smaller die cut I used after putting the card through the printer to print the sentiment and then leaving it in the die I inked the edge using the same ink.

The card was finished off with a pink bow. I'm really pleased with the result & hope my Mum likes the finished product.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Pretty in Pink
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 204
Simon Says - A bit of Green
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 157
Crafters Companion


  1. such a pretty card - love the pink and the green together - thanks so much for joining in with the challenges at crafty sentiments and creative inspirations this week and good luck xx

  2. This is so lovely and I know your Mum will love it! All your masking and distress work is just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  3. Beautiful card, Karen. I love the techniques you have used. The velum is very effective. Will need to try that one sometime! :-)

  4. This is just lovely! I like the paper layering you did! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  5. very pretty card
    Thanks for joinng us at Crafty sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  6. Stunning creation, I love the embossing! Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  7. great card, love the vellum flower! Thanks for joining us at TotallyPapercrafts! Kim x - DT

  8. hi just popped in to say what a stunning card just lovely,big crafty hugs from the threecrafters xxxx

  9. This is so detailed and beautiful! Ruth:)


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