Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Mother's day

Mother's day is around the corner...like this Sunday. I made my mom a Mother's day card. I made my own background paper for the card.I used scraps, tissue paper, paint, stencils and of course stamps! After I made 2 sheets of background paper I cut them up into atc size (2 1/2 x 3 3 1/2) and postcard size (4x6) to use as starters. Then I realized I forgot to take pictures of what they look like BEFORE I cut them up. Opps! :P I made another collage sheet to give you an idea of what it looks like before you cut it up.

Here I used a peice of 8 1/2 by 11 white card stock, glued all the papers and tissue paper with matte medium. Then I used craft paint and if some of the paint got onto the paper too much, I just took a baby wipe ( or a moist paper towel if you don't have or ran out of baby wipes) and wiped up some of the paint. After it dried I used some stencils in craft paint. Last step Is I stamped some images lover the papers. The purple one I used the grape leaves, eye and brow, and poodle with glasses stamps.  The green ones I used Frog in flowers and Greetings Frog stamps. After I cut everything up I went around the edges with black craft paint.

Now for the card! Bet you think I was never going to show it! ;)





I When I cut down the purple sheet I cut a couple in 4 x6 size. I used this one for the card. I used a Kraft card stock for the card base. I used miracle tape To attach the light purple scrapbook paper to the card base. I then attached my background paper to that using the miracle tape. My mom LOVES Las Vegas! Well my dad does too. They have gone there at least once a year for like forever. When I was looking at the stamps I saw this Slot machine winner, I thought of my mom and had to get it and use it on something for her, either for mothers day or birthday (or both!) Colored the image with Prisma color pencils. Edged the sides with Black soot distress ink. Mounted it with the Miracle tape. It needed something, so added 3 little pearl drops on 2 of the corners.  




Also May 26 is the Link up Blog hop Featearing the stamp images by Mary Vogel Lozinak! Check the blog for details and come play with us!  some fun stuff happening! 

And  Happy Mother's day! :)

products used for the card

kraft cardstock
white cardstock
prisma color pencils
black menento ink pad
miracle tape
craft paints
stencils
pearl bling
collage material

stamps used
Slot machine winner
grape leaves

6 comments:

Molossus said...

Beautiful card!

Julia Smith said...

Fab card Sheri, and the backgrounds are just gorgeous, I like how you stamped those, TFS

Vicki said...

Love those backgrounds, Sheri.. and the card for your mom came out great-she'll love it!

Sandy Jones said...

Love it sheri,,
any ways never mind that WERE'S mine :) :)

keep up the great work sweet xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love what you have done! the backgrounds the card everything!

Karen L said...

Wow, those backgrounds are good enough to stand alone....so beautiful!