Friday, May 27, 2011

Mom's Clematis

I had to do another tribute to Pam (Bailmac) as she is the "Queen for the Day" and I had such a great time looking through her incredible gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  Below is my version of her "Birthday wish for her MIL and thoughts of her mom".  Pam's card is just beautiful and reminded me of the "Jackmanii" clematis my mom had at her front door for years.

I should have made my trellis larger because once the leaves and flowers were added, you can barely see it - oophs!

"Mom's Clematis"
Stamps:  thoughts of you (Rubber-Art Stamps)
Paper:  Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke
Accessories & Tools:  Nestabilities Label Ten and Rose Creations die-cuts (Spellbinders), Sizzix Little Leaves die-cut, rubber brayer, rubber bands, Cuttlebug "Forest Branches" embossing folder, Big Shot, sponges, six mauve half-pearls, clear embossing powder, heat tool, small eye-makeup sponge, sticky strips, Tombow glue, and dimensionals

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I sponged Elegant Eggplant ink along the edges of the card base, flower petals and also used a small eye-makeup sponge to add streaks in the middle of the flowers.

I wrapped rubber bands around my brayer and inked with Soft Suede and ran it over Sahara Sand cardstock.  I cut out two of the Label Ten die-cuts and layered 1/4" strips of cardstock between, lining them up on an angle and weaving the strips through each other to create a trellis.  Tombow glue was used to hold everything together.  I used a left over piece to stamp the sentiment in Elegant Eggplant ink and emboss with clear.  I then sponged the edges of the trellis and the sentiment with Soft Suede ink.

I ran Soft Suede cardstock through the Big Shot with the Forest Branches embossing folder and lightly sponged the same color ink on top to highlight the embossing even further.

I cut out five Little Leaves die-cuts from Always Artichoke cardstock and sponged the edges of all the leaves with the same color ink.

I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, popping up the sentiment with dimensionals.

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