Thursday, 13 May 2010

mother's day card

So I am posting this a little late mainly because I just found the time today and because I didnt want to post it before mothers day! Yes my mom occasionally reads my blog so I wasnt taking any chances of ruining the surprise!I chose to use this Tim Holtz stamp because it is one of my mom's favourites. I think her raising my brother and I must have been a journey for sure. I also used the gel-a-tins gone to seed flower stamp (thats what I call it :P) because she loves this one too. To distress the background I first inked it with vintage photo, stamped with vintage photo, dry brushed on some white paint and then distressed the edges.
I have become addicted to making these adorable little flowers! I use the same instructions as the Tim Holtz grunge paper roses but I like to make mine from paper. Here I used just a brown paper bag and added some glimmer mist and inking. Behind the flower I have some dyed lace/tulle and a pearl string.
On the chipboard postage stamp frame (sizzix) I first inked it with vintage photo, added some gold embossing powder, sanded it, then inked it some more. I am really pleased with it's appearance. In person it looks just like metal!

1 comment:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Nice! Love that flower, and the color you pick!