Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mother's Day Easel Cards

Here's a picture from my card class with my friends today.  We started by making our own ribbon roses to use on the card and we also made a paper carnation (to be used later).  We made a mother's day easel card, making our own background paper by sponging ink and embossing with rubber bands.  The cards turned out beautifully!  Deb, Frances and Kelly all used different colors of ink and paper, so each one is unique.  I took a picture before we made the 3-D envelopes to hold the cards (oops!).
We took a short break to celebrate Deb's 50th birthday ... mango mousse cake and black currant tea - yum!  Thanks to Kelly for picking up the delicious cake!  And happy belated birthday to Deb ... looking forward to getting together next weekend for a lunch out to celebrate!

Here's a quick card that I made last night.  It's fairly easy and didn't take very long to make.  Hope you like.
"Just Believe in Pink"

Stamps:  Just Believe (SU!)
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive; Stampin' Write markers: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Accessories & Tools:  sponge, 5/8" Pretty in Pink satin ribbon (approx. 9"), six white half-pearls (different sizes), shimmer paint, sticky strips  

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I used the Stampin' Write markers to ink the Just Believe stamp, Old Olive for the stems and leaves, Pretty in Pink for all the flowers, Regal Rose was "thumped" on top of the Pretty in Pink to add depth.  I stamped the image four times on Whisper White cardstock, re-inking after each stamping.  I then added a couple more stampings of just one stem with a flower bud and one stem of leaves only ... this was to make it seem like the scene wasn't repeating itself across the page.  I sponged Old Olive along the bottom of the cardstock.

I tied the satin ribbon with a half-knot and attached it along the top of the cardstock.  I then misted the whole thing (card and ribbon) with shimmer paint to give the card some sparkle (hard to see in the picture).  I used sticky strips to attached the front panel to the card base.  I added six half-pearls to the center of the largest flowers.

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