Thursday, 8 March 2012

Mother's Day

I'm being organised here and getting my Mother's Day card made nice and early... cos mum will be coming over for a few days next week so I want to be able to give her the card to take home with her. :)

April's issue of Craft Stamper magazine has a great article on making patterned papers by pressing petals and leaves using a BigShot and I was dying to have a go at this technique so when we went for a walk at the weekend, I was scouring the hedgerows for soft leaves and flowers! :lol: I decided to use watercolour paper for this technique as I thought it would absorb the pigment nicely.

I thought the resulting paper would be perfect for a Mother's Day card:


I cut an A5 card blank in half horizontally to make a tentfold card blank. I then matted the pressed petals paper onto purple SU cardstock and wrapped purple and green Making Memories ribbon around it before attaching to the card blank. I wanted to keep with a floral theme so I chose this yummy hyacinth stamp that I picked up recently on eBay and coloured it with my Promarkers and cut it out. I attached it to the card with foam pads and stamped a greeting onto the card using purple ink. To finish I added some tiny purple gems.

I really liked this technique and am planning to try it again... in fact, I must admit that I actually went and bought a bunch of flowers the other day, with the intention of harvesting some petals to make paper! :lol: Talk about an addicted crafter! :lol: :lol:

I'm entering this card into this week's Passion for Promarkers challenge, where the theme is "For mum/female relative".

9 comments:

Wendy said...

What a lovely card - I was eyeing that technique in the mag too!

Steph said...

This is a really pretty card...I love your background! What a clever technique.

Emilie said...

Such a lovely card! Definitely a technique to try!!!

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Dan said...

This is a lovely card and that background works a treat! :) I feel so guilty to have bought my mum's card! lol

lynne said...

This is such a pretty card.
Wishes
Lynne

coops said...

wow this is fantastic ali.really beautiful image and design.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

fatmonica said...

Love it!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ali, what a beautiful card. I love the image and gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
I'm sorry for the late comment x

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