Tuesday, March 20, 2012

For Mother's Day

Coming from the UK I was remimded by friends, that this last Sunday was Mother's Day in England.  This set me thinking that I could design a Mother's Day card for a class here and still have time to fit it in for our Mother's Day in May.  So with all that taken into account I have come up with this project.  Beautiful Kaisercraft papers just lend themselves so naturally to making beautiful things. I cut around the edge of the flower design which makes an interesting edge to the pocket for the tags. I had this lovely, soft coloured background paper and the script on it is all about family so that was JUST right so I cut a piece of that and used my sewing maching to sew the flower pocket to the script paper. Edged the top with a narrow strip of brown paper lace which was actually the cut off waste for the scrapbook paper. The base card is cream textured Bazill card.  Then I created the two computer generated sentiments and printed them onto off-cuts of the flower paper before mounting them onto cream tags cut out with Tim Holtz large tag die cut.  Finishing touch of ribbon seam binding which I wet and then coloured with different inks, scrunched up and dried to give the creased look.  Made two bows and stuck them onto the top of the tags before sliding the tags into the pocket.  Sadly I no longer have a Mum to make a card for but if you made this one for your Mum you could always pop a voucher for something nice in behind the tags.  It's been a dreadfull day here today - cold and rainy so just perfect for crafting in a warm room.  Thanks for looking today and I hope you liked what you saw.
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1 comment:

  1. A really beautiful and imaginative piece.

    B x