Thursday, December 31, 2009

M O M -- Happy Mother's Day Card

Like this card, I planned this from start to finish. I love it!

My mom gave me the idea of using scrap paper to put together cards, which is what she did here. I found a spare envelope and matched the card size to it.

*without flash

*with flash

*the inside

All the stamps are from Papertrey Ink's Women of Life set.

Here's how I did it:
  1. I spaced out where I would need to heat emboss the flowers on the cream-colored cardstock in relation to the ribbon placement (drawn pencil line). After inking with VersaMark, I used Whisper's Enchanted Gold embossing powder. Usually I'm not a big fan of the Whisper brand, but this color worked out well.
  2. I stamped the stems and leaves using a Memento Dewdrop in Bamboo Leaves.
  3. I pierced the centers of the 4 smaller flowers and added the brads.
  4. I tied bows through the blue buttons (2 larger flowers) with brown baker's twine (I used Martha Stewart but that's obviously not necessary). My first preference was to use hemp, but I couldn't find my spool. I then used a hot glue gun to apply the buttons to flower centers.
  5. I added the dragonfly brad (same brand as the other brads but I can't recall which brand that is!).
  6. Ribbon applied, tied in a simple knot and trimmed. It matches the brads on purpose! Well, it almost matches.
  7. I attached the finished masterpiece to the yellow textured cardstock card.
  8. I clipped the brad backings off the MOM letters (dollar store!) and glue-gunned it to the card. The only thing I wish I could change about this card is the spacing between the M O M letters. Unfortunately, cooled hot glue gun glue is unforgiving.
The interior of the card:
  1. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles for my sentiment piece.
  2. The sentiment stamp was done by using Scotch tape over the dots while inking (Memento Dewdrop in Bahama Blue, or was it Danube Blue?), then removing the tape before stamping (a little tip I learned here).
  3. I then used the little "leaves" in each corner using the same Bamboo Leaves ink.
  4. Adhered to inside of card.

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