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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Weekend Fun!


First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all my blog friends!! here is my Mother's Day card for my Mom:

Front - heart from Tim Holtz new die cut
The paper is "cloth paper" made by gluing thin pieces of napkin to a cloth base, drying, and ironing flat. I also put some shimmer mist on it and Lumiere paint. I used 3 different napkins. This piece folded over a thick card that was meant to hold 2 photos. I also stamped the leaves across the top.

Back:
Inside the card I put two photos, one of me as a child, and one of me now. It reads: 
I got all my good qualities from you, Mom
Isn't it lucky you had more than enough for both of us?  
(from the internet)

I made this card last weekend at our local stamp club annual workshop. It was one of the projects, and I think I will make this fabric-paper again, it was a lot of fun! Here are the other projects we made last weekend:
 This is the card I presented, a tri-fold card. Most of the participants were able to do 
this with not much trouble.

This is a bead doll that went with the fabric-paper card, 
but I'll find another use for it. Easy and fun!


This didn't have anything to do with stamping, but one of our members works with glass, so this was a fun out-of-the-box project. We started the day with this, let it dry and finished the day with the grouting. It's supposed to be a bird bath, but I may use it for something else. 


A "milk-carton" box. Will make a great gift box! 
We colored the white ribbon with markers then 
spritzed the ribbon with water. Nice effect!

This was a simple card to make, just put the white cs through the embossing folder, then the blue ellipse. Swipe the tops with color (I used distress inks), put it together and add dragonfly stickers to the middle.
It made a neat effect.


This one came with a circle cut from a post-it, we stuck the circle on the card
and brayered over the card with blue.
Then using yellow and purple distress ink, I added the color with a sponge.
Then stamped and embossed the mice and the reeds. Simple but effective.



This is the Sunflower card. It came already stamped with the 1/2 sunflower on each side.
We embossed the flowers with the cuttlebug and folder
after we used watercolor crayons to color the flowers. Then we cut the flowers out.

Opened up:

The inside was pre-stamped as well, I added the word BLOOM. (Michael's - $1.50!)


I bought 2 used stamps that day and used them on these metal tags.
This was fun! But you have to buy a "squisher" from Memories
to squish the metal down over the paper tag. Might get one!


We also made this very easy necklace. I used a Tim Holtz stamp and distress ink
The cover of this is raised so things can float inside.


This last one is a crayon resist. We colored the image that was pre-stamped onto Chrome Coat paper (apparently the only kind of paper this will work successfully with) and colored one flower with a light color crayon (I think mine was tan). Then we rubbed distress ink all over the image and wiped it off with a paper towel. The white flower popped out! Stuck on a jewel, mounted on black, then the card, stamped BLOOM and done! Fast and easy.

Well, I hope I got all the instructions correct! It was all from memory, and that seems to be on and off these days! But we had fun, and got a LOT done for one day!

10 comments:

okanagan_spirit said...

Linda it looks like you had a very busy and fun time. All the projects look wonderful, but especially the paper cloth card for your mom and the metal tags and the necklace, well it's all good. Glad I dropped in, thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

WOW what a busy bee... love the card for your mum, the doll, the bird bath and heck be honest you did some fabulous stuff here, Love it x

Carol said...

Wonderful assortment of fabulous projects. Lots of creativity!!!!

Janet Ghio said...

Looks like you have been really busy! Making fabric paper is really fun!! and your card for your mom is beautiful!

Renata said...

Looks great Linda! I posted your little mouse card over at my blog as well. It really is darling! Absolutely love love love your mother's day cards!!!

Yogi said...

fabulous. Love the material paper - or paper material... We worked with material on paper last weekend and you worked on the reverse. Interesting.

Love all your projects.

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Linda,

What a lovely assortment of art. I have been going to try fabric paper for a couple of years now, but after seeing your lovely Mother's day card, I am definitely going to try it today.
Love the Bloom card too.

Robyn said...

busy and creative weekend. thanks for sharing

Cathy V. said...

Wow Linda, what a fun day! I love all of it especially the paper doll...care to share on AFTCM?

Peggy B said...

Love the Bead Doll...I have to try that, Never made a paper bead, I am all thumbs but curious to try!