Friday, May 17, 2013

Mother's Day Card

I know Mother's Day has passed, but I'm just now posting the pics of the card I made for my Mother.  My mother will be 93 next month and I have made her a few cards over my life time.  But this is the one I had the most trouble with.  My mother likes simple cards, made with pastel colors.  I wanted to stick with her favorites, pink and blue.  The Graphic 45 - Secret Garden papers were just perfect.  But I like vintage, and some messiness to a card.  I compromised and came up with this;

I started with the checked orangish pink papers from the 6x6 pad of patterns and solids, distressed the edges, added Vintage Photo distress ink. I then added a layer of an old book distressed with distress ink in blue jeans, added 2 offsetting doilies, inked with Vintage Photo. I put a piece of the blue printed paper, again from the 6x6 pad, distressed the edges, and inked them.  Then I distressed the edges of one of the cut-outs from the 12x12 pad of Secret Garden papers.  Inked that too with Vintage Photo, I love the distressing of the edges and then the inking of the edges with more Vintage Photo.  I used one of the tags from the chipboard elements and tied a bow held with a small, inked up clothes pin.  I added a beautiful butterfly die cut.  A few small pearls and I was done.  

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Secret Garden Tag

I've been hoarding all my Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers and cutouts, flowers and embellishments .  They are so beautiful I could hardly bear to cut them.  But because of their beauty, I just have to share.  I made a cute little tag with some of the lavender papers. (Purple is my favorite color, so couldn't go wrong)

I started with a small sliver of the lavender paper (Sun Kissed), just big enough to cover a large tag.  I covered front and back with opposent sides of the paper, but only decorated one side.

I used some of the flowers that Graphic 45 came out with to go along with the Secret Garden papers, some small bling and some Vintage Photo DI by Tim Holtz.  I added a couple more flowers from my stash and I was on my way. I also slipped a piece of cardstock that I had die cut in there too.

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