My long-suffering family are often the guinea pigs on whom I try out my latest ‘creation’ – this was a Mothers’ Day card I made using a technique seen in a card-making magazine with a little additional touch of my own .
Using a Sizzix embossing folder with an image of two roses, a bud and a scattering of leaves I embossed a piece of watercolour paper as I wanted the ‘organic’ texture.
Then, various sections of the design (between the embossing) were removed and pieces of coloured patterned paper were stuck to the back of the image, so they would show through to the front – like the stained glass images we made with black paper and coloured tissue paper to stick on the classroom windows for Christmas at school (now there is a blast from the past!!).
Pro-markers were used to colour other sections of the roses and bud, and to pick out the veins of the leaves.
Using an Xcut corner punch to round the corners of the image, and those of the mattes in a matching deep pink mirror card and more watercolour paper gave an coordinated look to the card’s focal point.
The base card blank is approximately 8” x 8” and is ‘fancy cut’ 300-ish gsm white card covered with a coordinating pink patterned paper.
A narrow matted set (again using the deep pink mirror card) is set at a right angle to the main ‘topper’, this is used to anchor the large (possibly a bit TOO large) double bow with a Creative Expressions Fancy Pearl Embellishment at its centre.
Two of the stick pins are hand made, using various appropriately coloured beads and Swarovski crystals, and they sit alongside a single Creative Expressions Three Cream Bead Pin.
Some pale pink self-adhesive pearls in the corners of the main image provided the finishing touch.
Like all good mothers, Mum was very complimentary – luckily, she is a crafter too ……. so she understands!