|This is my Mom's Card for 2013|
Material and Tools used –
Purple 8 ½” X1 1” card stock is scored and folded at 5 ½” and cut at 7” to measure a 5 ½” X 7” card base. The corners were rounded with a corner punch.
The decorative white card stock was cut using a Gypsy, Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge and expressions 2 machine. Using the Gypsy and adjusting measurements I joined the decorative outer edge with the inner oval.
The Mom embellishment is cut from the Cricut Mother’s Day cartridge and further embellished with stickles.
The lilac flowers are cut using 2 tools 1) Heartfelt Creations (5 petal posies ) and 2) Martha Stewart violet punch and the floral vine punch (used as a background base). The flowers are layered and retouched on the edges with Tim Holt’s Dusty Purple distress ink pad. Mint green pearls were added to the centres to add a finished touch.
The bigger leaves are simply hand cut and ink embellished then glued in place as a filler behind the posies.
The green bow is the pull string type ribbon bow glued in place with Beacon’s glue. (I appreciate its grip on bow materials.) The final embellishment is a handmade jeweled hat pin inserted behind the bow.