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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Purple Mum

Hi everyone.  Well it is a very gloomy day here today in SW Ontario. It's been raining since late yesterday afternoon, and suppose to continue into the evening hours.  We did some planting in the gardens yesterday, so the rain is a nice welcome for them.

I guess today is a good day to be working on some cards.  The card I'm showing today is one of the Mother's Day cards I made a while ago.  I think this is the last of them - I told you I made a lot!

I'm using the Justrite stamp set called Mum.  I had used it before, so again I have used the same technique as my first card, but changed the colours and layout.

After embossing the flower onto some watercolour paper using white embossing powder I coloured the image using distress inks.  Once the image was dried I then coloured the background, first by wetting the area with water then going back in with ink on my brush and dropping it into the area and blending a bit.

I then cut it out using an oval die, and adhering it to white card stock that was cut from the Fleur de Elegance die. While the die was in place I sponged some dusty concord (very little ink on sponge) and lightly brushed it over the open areas on the die.  Once die is removed you can see where I had sponged the ink - so pretty.

To finish I made a bow with some dark purple seam binding ribbon, added a flower and leaf, and pearls.

stamp - Justrite - Mum
ink - versamark, distress - peacock feathers, seedless preserves, forest moss, salty ocien, dusty concord, peeled paint
paper - white cougar 100 lb, bazzill blue, watercolour
die - spellbinders - oval & Fleur de Elegence
misc - pearls, ribbon, flowers, white embossing powder

Thanks for the visit, see you soon,



Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

Yet again a really pretty card. Love it. Always look forward to checking your blog. Many thanks.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful! Appropriate to make a mum for Mother's Day, too. Gorgeous die! Wow! Love how the purple sponging looks on it. So delicate and feminine. Now I feel like going straight to my stamp room to color flowers!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is simply stunningly fabulous <3 Pops x

debby4000 said...

Such a beautiful card.

Tracy said...

Stunning! Gorgeous use of the Distress inks. They're my favorite watercolor medium. That fancy frame adds a nice touch of class to your pretty mums. Hugs!