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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Mother's Day card


Not like me to be so organised, but here's my mom's Mother's Day card.

And not my usual CAS style either.  It made a nice change to get stuck into   some layers and making flowers.  I even made the background card using a neglected stash item.  Anyone else bought one of those Pearl Ex-Press Watercolor Pallette with lovely shimmery paints in duo and interference colours?  I've had one for years and hadn't a clue what to do with it until I watched Sue from Imagination Crafts on QVC a couple of weeks ago using a similar product.

I just wet the paint and spread it across a square piece of card and let it dry.  You can't see from the photo, but it dried lovely and shimmery.  I then used the same leaf stencil I used in my last post but this time I used gold stencil paint.  I also stamped a few script, dots and a kind of cross hatch (using Tea Dye Distress Ink) here and there with a couple of very useful small stamps I bought at the NEC years ago from LAXMI Design.  I don't see them there any more so I don't know if they still exist.

I used my Cameo to cut out the fancy square and layered another nestie square on top after using the computer to do my sentiment - the font's called simply 'English'.

The flowers, butterflies etc. were made using various punches and then I found a tub full of old pearls and used those for the centre of the flowers and butterflies bodies.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your evening.

Sue.x


14 comments :

Eskimo Frosting said...

Beautiful card. So very elegant.

I have 2 trays of those paints and they have sat in my craft draw for about 2 years now.

Hugs
Jayne
x

Olelly said...

очень красиво!

Jayne said...

I love this card Sue, so beautiful and elegant! Love Jayne. x x

Shaz said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the Cameo cut fancy frame. Your Mom will love it. xx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous Sue really lovely K xx

Elaine Stark said...

This is beautiful, I may need to case this card. Great colours. Elaine

sassy said...

wow sue this is stunning love it hugs sassy

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card and the colours are so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Aileen said...

I think it's great to try various styles and Mother's Day is a great opportunity to go flowery. This is a beautiful card and I'm sure she'll love it.

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful card Sue, those flowers are gorgeous. xx

Julie said...

A really beautiful card Sue, all the details are perfect, your home made patterned paper, the fancy frame and the flowers - all lovely

Viv's Visuals said...

It's good to layer!! Beautiful card.

Katina said...

WOW!! Sue this is STUNNING!
xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Lovely colour and the frame and flowers are so pretty :o) Lisa x