Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A couple Mother's Day cards with reused elements

I made a couple of Mother's Day cards to add to my stash!!
For the one on the left, I started with a pink card front.  My next layer was trimmed from a used card.  I added half of a white paper doily and covered the edge with a strip sitting on my desk that was trimmed from a used card which I stitched in place with my sewing machine.  I added this beautiful collage element tag which was a RAK in a previous swap on a light blue organza ribbon gluing the ends to the back of the layer with double sided tape.  I added a couple pieces of tape in behind so it would stay in place.  I glued this large element to my card front and finished my card with a round watercoloured circle punchie greeting (Desert Diva).  I like the shabby chic look of the vintage image with the lace and ribbon.
For the card on the left I stared with a trimmed layer from a used card which I embossed only on the left hand side avoiding the beautiful gold edge on the bottom.  I layered it onto pink and then onto a light pink card.  For my focal element I started with a small colour laser printed floral element (Pixabay) to which I digitally added a greeting using a font.  I layered it onto green and tore of the bottom.  Added a little piece of white fiber which I tied on the front with a double knot and then layered onto pink which I also tore on the bottom.  I glued this on my card front on the left hand side to cover writing from the original card.  Pretty happy with both of these cards!!
Mother's Day will be here faster than we expect!!


pab plus a font
desert diva greeting

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