Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Birthday Cards for Mom

Today's post will show you the cards I made for my mother's birthday. She loved them! If you like the technique and would like me to make a video showing you how to do this, just leave a comment!
The first card is on Cameo Coral Cardstock with a Chocolate Chip mat. I used Mellow Moss (one of my favorite greens) to punch out some leaves. I have lost my leaves Sizzlit die, so I had to use the 5 petal punch. I sponged them with Mellow Moss. The roses are created on Shimmery White Cardstock (it has to be this type of paper). You stamp them in Versamark, emboss them in clear or white, then spritz them heavily with water. You add drops of reinker that swirl and mix to make these beautiful water color flowers! Both cards have different flowers done the same way.
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This card is Cameo Coral with a Mellow Moss mat that was run through the Big Shot with the Plenty of Petals Embossing folder. I then lightly rubbed a sponge of Mellow Moss over the top. The sentiment is non-SU punched out with the designer label punch.
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Below are photos from Mother's Day at my grandmother's house. We are standing in front of the old wind mill that powered the home until the mid 50's. My grandfather planted the roses that are growing in it now. The rest of the photos are of the flowers in my grandmother's yard.
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The next photo is a close up of these roses in the wind mill. These are my second favorite flowers in the world!
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The next 4 photos are of my #1 favorite flower ever! They are cabbage roses. I think they came from one of my great-grandmother's yards. These two roses mean so much to me. I have so many memories with my grandmother watering flowers and talking. These cabbage roses have the most sweetest scent that you can imagine. And to think that I don't care for roses (traditional ones) or the scent of roses. It is too strong for me. These don't even smell like roses.
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Pretty Violas.
A traditional rose.
Another antique rose. I can't remember the name of this one, but I love it too.
Love this bird house on this old stump. I love the shabbiness of it and the ornamentation.
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These are called Knockout roses. My grandmother loves these because they COVER the bush with blooms.
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Another rose growing in the wind mill.
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Love this vignette of the greenery, the old water pump, and the water bucket of wild petunias. They grow back every year.
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