An Orchid digital image is something I've wanted ever since I first knew what digis were. This one by Ruth is perfection. Just like the two outrageously amazing Moms that Charles & I are blessed to have in our life! (I'm not telling which one this card is for though! Nanananabooboo, Moms! We love Youse, madly!) :oP
CAS65 Clean And Simple Mother's Day/May Flowers Challenge here.
(I find simplicity so difficult!)
Here's the inside of the 5 and 1/2 inch card...
1... New & Nifty: Orchid digi image by Ruth
2... how to make this card
Info on where to email her with any orders is here:
- Orchid digital image from A Passion for Stamps
- Illuminate text stamp from Above the Mark in Antique Linen Distress Ink
- Copic markers
- Vinnie Pearce Old Things Papers Paper #10 (digital from Two Peas)
- Little pierces of rock & Beacon's 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
- Paper piercer, needle, embroidery floss & ivory thread
- SRM Sticker sentiment from the Love sheet # 51004 here
- French-English dictionary pages
- "Generations adhesive vellum" made by Cardinal Brands
All the photos below can be enlarged by clicking on them (to view in Blogger)
In Mozilla Firefox you can right click & choose open link in a new tab (to save your place in the tutorial) or click the back button in your browser toolbar...
...and You can hold the Control button while scrolling the wheel on your mouse forward or backward to enlarge or decrease the photo size... :o)
Step 1) Print the Orchid image & pieces to layer:
- Stamp the Illuminate text stamp in Antique Linen Distress ink.
- Heat set the ink to dry well before printing.
- Run it through the printer to print the Orchid, an extra flower, extra leaves, & a second pot--for layering.
Step 2) Colour it, adhere the layers, & add embellishments
This is coloured with there Copic markers: Flower & stem: B00 Frost Blue; BG10 Cool Shadow; YG91 Putty, E44 Clay. Leaves: YG23 New Leaf; YG67 Moss; G85 Verdigris; Pot: Photoshop brush text "Mother" brush (in beige) shaded with YG91 Putty, E44 Clay.
I glued on some bits of rock at the top of the pot, giggle giggle:
(and some distressed hand sewing around the edge of the image)
Step 3) Decorate the bottom of the image. This has dictionary text, paper ruffles, & crochet trim (Using: a French-English dictionary; adhered to 3 layers of cardstock cut in free hand wavy lines & distressed; & a crochet edge cut from a stained doily.)
Step 4) Make a curved mat & stitch it. This mat was made by:
- Printing the Vinnie Pearce Old Things paper (digital from Two Peas)
- Cutting it to measure 4.5" wide by 5.25" high
- Tracing a plastic lid to get a curve at the bottom & cutting it out
- Trimming off the bottom of the curve to make it flat
- Piercing holes around the edge & stitching with embroidery thread
- Adhering it to a piece of white cardstock, trimming around, & distressing
(Sometimes I trace any old round things at hand, because it's faster than getting out the circle cutter. LOL)
Step 5) Add a sentiment. (I'm so excited that there's another reason to obsess over SRM stickers: you can use them to do tape transfer sentiments!
Here's how this "[lots of love]" SRM sticker got its makeover (a collage layer under it & a softer look):
- Cut the sentiment sticker to the size I wanted & peeled it off the backing
- Adhered it over a page out of the French-English dictionary (cheap paper works wonders for this)
- Rubbed to stick it well int he areas where I wanted words & paper to stick
- Peeled it off of the book page
- Adhered it to a piece of white cardstock & trimmed it
- ....and to soften the contrast so that the image would remain the focal point (and to add a little texture) I stuck some self-adhesive vellum over the SRM sticker:
This sticky-backed vellum is called "Generations adhesive vellum" made by Cardinal Brands (I got it at staples office supply a couple of years ago.) If you like this look, but don't have any adhesive vellum, you could adhere any vellum, onion skin paper, tracing, or tissue paper...
...and you have a card for Mom:
whether you are a Mom or were just made by one! ynuk ynuk
P.S. Oops! Sorry for the weird post that went out to Feedburner subscribers that said "Happy Mother" I started typing this & hit some wonky button & you get the posts the second they go live, so there's no 'undo-the-OOPs' button! ;o) LOL