Thursday, March 24, 2011
SNS UNTRADITIONAL MOTHER'S DAY BLOG HOP
So here we go with my first card: Happy Mother's Day Blossoms
So, this is my most "untraditional" card. Not sure why I did this, maybe because I thought it sounded untraditional for a flowery card, but I decided to start with a black and white background. I made masks of the three flowers I was going to use, and covered the black cardstock with flowers embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder. Actually, it looked really pretty just like that, but, of course, I couldn't stop there! I stamped the flowers in Memento Black Ink and colored them in with Copic markers. Still not bold enough! So after cutting them out, I covered the flowers with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Clear powder - twice!! You'll find the complete instructions here.
Now on to the more feminine side of me. Next is my Stripes and Blossoms card:
For this card, I decided to go mono-chromatic, so I used double-sided cardstock. It was a two-tone pink cardstock. For the card's background, I made my own glitter paper - I covered strips of both colors of the cardstock with Super Adhesive Sheets. I took off the protective backing and applied Sparkling Snow Glitter to the entire piece.
I just love the way it twinkles - don't you? I love this technique, because when you need some pizzazz , but want to stay in the same color family - it's a no-brainer! I made my flowers out of white, and the two tone pink cardstock, and embossed them with Petal Pink EP and Melon Twist EP.
Here is a more detailed shot of the dimensions on the card, which I achieved by using different height dimensionals. Complete details for this card are right here.
Hope you're enjoying being with me on my first Blog Hop (actually I'm enjoying doing this way more than I imagined I would). So I'll just keep going!! - I see that little Energizer Bunny is still hopping! - but at least he's going in the right direction this time!