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Sunday 6 April 2014

OSAAT #207 Flowers

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For this card I used the beautiful image

The card was for Mother’s Day for my Mother in Law. It was a sombre day as her own Mother has just passed away at the grand old age of 101. As a result I wanted to make something that was pretty but quite subtle in colouring. It almost felt wrong to celebrate our Mom whilst she had just lost her own only a few days before L

 In a very rare move for me I chose the background paper 1st and then I coloured the image in with Promarkers and Flexmarkers  to match the colours in the paper. There are 3 layers to the image the first being the whole image with a Mother’s Day sentiment added. The second is the whole frame which has been cut out to reveal the sentiment. The 3rd layer is the frame, roses only and the butterfly with the wings folded up. I used 3d foam to mount the layers. You can see this all in more detail below. 

The white card base has been covered with a lovely patterned paper a very old Hot off the Press paper pad. I added a lace trim from my stash and a beautiful butterfly die cut. I used a die which was a magazine freebie and added some self adhesive pearls down the centre. As a final touch I added some Stickles glitter glue to the darker areas of the roses and the butterfly.

There are so many beautiful floral images in the store and of course so many ways to add flowers to a card, they are one of my most favourite aspects of making cards.

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-
Card size – A5
Paper – Hot off the Press HOTP
Digital Sentiment – Digital Delights by LoubyLou
Embellishments – lace, self adhesive pearls, Stickles glitter glue
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Butterfly die magazine freebie
Techniques - Decoupage

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

Monday 31 March 2014

SU Turquoise Trees

I went to a Stampin’ Up Workshop which My friend Oona runs in Arnold, Nottingham. You get loads of materials and can then make extra cards at home. In the true spirit of making life easier for myself as the big day arrives I am aiming to make at least 2 cards a Month. Lisa at Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles runs a 12 Months of Christmas Challenge and you get some lovely digi papers if you link at least 2 cards a month so this is my dangling carrot to give me the extra incentive J

This card uses 2 trees stamped using 2 different designs from the ‘Trees’ Rubber stamp set. The centre one was one of my only successful attempts at lining up the matching punch. I decided y patience was wearing thin and my sanity was more important that a scalloped edge so the rest are cut with scissors LOL

I used a white base with a strip of paper I had leftover. This is matted onto some of the coloured cardstock that was left.

I added a gold bow on the centre tree, some clear gems and a gold peel off sentiment, all from my stash. This is a variation of style on a card I made at the workshop but I never make 2 cards the same so the colours and materials used are different.

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-

Card size – A6
Stamped Image – Stampin’ Up Trees Rubber Stamps
Paper - Stampin’ Up Winter Frost
Sentiment – Gold Peel off Sticker
Tools – Stampin’ Up Petite Pennants Builder punch
Techniques – Rubber stamping, punching

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical