Friday, May 28, 2010

Mother's Favorite

Isn't this the most beautiful designer paper you've ever laid eyes on?  I thought so too!  It took my breath away when I pulled it off the shelf at The Scrapbook Zone and I snatched up a piece to do a card for my Mom because the colors reminded me of her.  This gorgeous paper is "Jubilee Bright Flowers" from K&Company.

I wanted this paper to be a main focus of the card and not be covered up by a large stamped image panel (or a small one for that matter).  I cut it to fill the entire card front without showing a border of the Baja Breeze cardstock underneath to maximize the size of the lighter and darker lavender flowers on it. I just couldn't bear cutting more than was necessary of this DP! 

To frame the stamped "Mother" image and still let the DP show through, I used my Spellbinders Foliage Frame die and cut out two frames - one in Stampin' Ups Baja Breeze and one in Blue Bayou to act as the frame shadow and add some depth. I cut down the sides of the frame to fit this 5 1/2-inch square card.  I distressed the frame with Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Antique Rose and Tea Dye distress inks.  The "Mother" stamp is from Papertrey Ink and was stamped in VersaMark on the designer paper and then embossed with white embossing powder. 
The real beauties here are the flowers that I made using a Paper Shapers 2-inch scallop circle punch and Stampin' Up scallop circle punch that is a bit smaller (maybe 1 1/2-inches).  To do these I punched several scallop circles in Stampin' Ups Pale Plum and  Perfect Plum cardstock and crumpled them up several times to break down the fibers and stiffness of the cardstock.  I sponged a little Razzleberry ink on the Pale Plum and Craft White on the Perfect Plum after they were crumpled sufficiently.  Then I just stacked them up together and punched a hole for the K&Company tapestry brads.  They are adherred using super adhesive ScorTape.  The Stampin' Up Sweet Pea stitched felt leaves went perfectly with the flowers and they were also adherred with the ScorTape.

Other finishing touches are the shimmer mist that was sprayed lightly on the flowers and the frame to add a little sparkle to the card and the pearl dots in the corners and on the top and bottom of the frame.

I'm pretty pleased with how this card turned out - all the credit goes to the beautiful K&Company paper!  Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!



Heide said...

Stunning! Did you send this out??
If not I would like to see it in person. Your are so creative!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautiful elegance! Fantastic use of this wonderful paper!