Thursday, 4 March 2010

Gold and Cream Mothers Day Card

Someone i work with saw the card i made for my mum for Mother's day and asked me if i could make something similar for her to give to her mother.

She left the image up to me and the only clue i was given with which way to go was "her living room is soft yellow/cream and gold" so i started from there.

Products used:
  • Papers - Papermania, matt gold foiled card and pearl card.
  • Stamped Image - Lilli of the Vally.
  • Letters - Cut using cuttlebug dies.
  • Background mat embossed using cuttlebug paisley embossing folder.
  • Paper Lace - Cut using Martha Stewart doily border punch.
  • Embellishments - Pearls, ribbon, flowers and pearl pins from stash, leaf punched from card
  • Greeting - Printed from computer and glossed with sakura pen.
  • Tools used - Cuttlebug machine and dies, Oval Nestabilites, Leone M leaf punch, Distress inks (Antique Linen), Rototrim trimmer, Marvy Le Plume Pens and Martha Stewart Doily Punch.

I stamped the image and water coloured it using Marvy Le Plume pens, printed the greeting from the computer and traced the letters with a sakura glaze pen. The gold background layer was embossed using the paisley embossing folder. The edges of the image, greeting, mat for letters and papers were all edged with a the distress ink and the edge of the image and the mat for the "MUM" letters were stamped with a small flourish stamp they were then all edged with cream then gold mirror card ut with a scallop blade on the rototrim trimmer.

I cut two strips of co-ordinating gold and cream card and used the Martha Stewart Doily punch to create a paper lace effect and added cream and green ribbon and pearls.

I cut the MUM letters twice, once from mount board and once from gold card embossed with the paisley embossing folder and layered them together.

It was then assembled using ribbons, pearls, stamen and flowers from my stash and punched out leaves to embellish it.
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  1. A lovely easel card. Pretty image. Thanks for joining us this time at LOTV big hugs Pops x x x

  2. Fab card, thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  3. Hello Carolyne,
    your card is wonderful and worked so fantastically,
    many thanks for your participation in the Bastelst├╝bchen,
    lots of love

  4. I love this card and welcome to the blog world hope you pop over to my blog
    like you I am building up some followers good luck

  5. A beautiful easel card, I love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
    Julie x

  6. Beautiful card. Lovely colours.
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
    Magda x

  7. Very pretty card, thanks for joining us this week on LOTV.