Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mom's Birthday Card

Hello again!  I might not have said this in a while, but THANKS for those people who follow my blog and more thanks to those who leave such nice feedback!  I'm not a feedback junkie - but I do sincerely appreciate those who take the time to leave a comment or two :)

Here's the card I made for my mom for her birthday.  She LOVED the card I entered in the Hero Arts challenge for September. (You can see it HERE), so I wanted to use the same stamp, just in different colors.

I also wanted to change up the layout because the image is so large that it monopolizes the card.  I started off by embossing Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and clear powder on watercolor paper. Then using my Distress Markers, I colored in the flowers.  I ended up giving them a touch of yellow tips on the leaves this time too. change up the card from the last time........I did THIS!
Surprise!!!!!!!   I used part of an old PTI packaging box to create the bottom front of the card. I stamped the sentiment with StazOn ink.  Then adhered the bottom half of the image to the inside of the card.

It really ended up being a nice surprise and a fun way to use the stamp in a little different way!

Have a great day!!!!!!

Thanks for your visit!


Monica said...

This background is prettier than the prettiest dp out there. The acetate looks so well matched. Super colours too.

Monica xxx

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh my Goodness is this Beautiful or what???? And just LOVE how you used the clear box at the bottme for a beautiful Surprise!!
This is a Lovely stamp I'll have to look for it. And your coloring is just Perfect too..
Love the first card you did too... both are really Lovely!!!
I know your Mom Loved it!!!!

Amanda R said...

This is breathtaking Maria, I can see why your mom loved it! And nice job with the acetate, I would have ink smeared all over it!

Karen said...

Wow! That card is just beautiful, love the colors!

jimlynn said...

Breath taking and so beautiful! What more can I say Maria! I love it.

Angie DiMeglio said...

Maria, gorgeous card -- I love the acetate bottom.

Audrey Pettit said...

I'm not surprised that your mom loved that card, Maria! It was jaw dropping. And so is this one! Wowzers, I am sooo in love with those flowers and love your coloring. And how cool is that recycled clear packaging on the bottom? Man, oh man, this is FAB!

Elizabeth Allan said...

OH MY WORD....Maria this is breathtaking! Love it!

Karen B. said...

This is so stunning it literally takes my breath away.

Lynn McAuley said...

I absolutely love these gorgeous creations, Maria! They are breath-takingly beautiful!

Love the way you have used your plastic packaging! I save all of mine to use mainly with my stamp-a-ma-jig but now I see how fabulous they can be as part of your card!! I will certainly be trying this right away!

Cheryl said...

Oh wow! This is a stunning card Maria. I love how you used the acetate.

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