Sunday 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Hope all you lovely mum's out there are having a fantastic day with your families. My daughter and grandsons will call in this morning, and then we are going out to a local garden centre for lunch and while there hubby is going to buy me a summerhouse for the garden (well at least order one).  Later on we will go and visit our mum's.

Today's card is the one I made for my mum, I've used one of the shaped cards from The Paper Creator 30 shaped cards ultimate bundle, but I have altered it to make an easel card.
I did this by printing out the main card then putting it through the printer again and printing the bg paper on the reverse. I used the score line as a cut line so that I had two pieces, took the back piece and folded it in half to make the "easel" section. I then attached the card front to the front of the easel section, lining up the edges of the flower.
I printed the envelope front onto card printing the bg paper onto the reverse, cut it out, scored along the fold line and then attached the "easel" to the flap (see pic below). My easel card was now ready to decorate. I printed out the envelope front again and used part of it to make the stopper, added the decoupage layers, a sentiment, ribbon, glitter small punched butterflies, pearls and a die cut butterfly to finish it off.

Blue for you Flowers shaped kit - 30 shaped cards ultimate kit - Paper Creator
Marianne Craftables butterfly die - CR1205
Tonic Layering die sets - Scallop circle and plain circle (for sentiment)
X-cut palm punch - medium butterfly
Ribbon and Pearls - Meiflower

Here you can see how I've used the envelope front to make the easel base.

I also have a couple of pics to show you of what I was doing very early on Friday morning, it was Comic Relief day and my grandsons school was having an own clothes day, with optional painted face, so Will decided that he would like a dinosaur on his face as he was wearing a dinosaur T-shirt.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx


Karen said...

Lovely card, I am sure your Mum will love it! Have a good day! x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Colette, such a great idea to turn the shaped card into an easel design - might have to pinch that one!
Wow! Did you really paint that dinosaur, it's brilliant - especially with the open mouth.

Christine L said...

Your card is fabulous... loving that shape and the pale blue colour scheme too!

And woooooooowwwww to your face painting!! He's a lucky lad to have such a talented Gran/Nana!

Christine x

Lau W said...

Oh so sweet card !
And thanks for sharing the photos, impressive and superb paint !!!!