Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Birthday time

Yes, it is that time of the year when the birthdays in the family start to come around again. The first one since March!!

My mother turned 86 yesterday and I made this card for her. I wanted it to be a bit special so I found a photo of her when she was about 18. I printed onto copy paper, tore the edges and layered it onto card using melted beeswax. I scraped away some wax from the centre of the card, then heated it a little and stamped a music stamp around the edges where the wax melted. I inked the whole piece with sepia archival ink.

The background is a tapestry paper from DCMW and I layered some old sheet music on top of this.

The roses were made from 6 petal flowers that I punched and made into roses then covered them with melted thick embossing powder which made them look semi-transparent in parts - quite a vintage effect. I layered these onto the lace trim that I coloured using distress stain (vintage photo) and threaded a pale blue ribbon through the lace.

The tag is a grommet tag from Spellbinders that I stamped with the sentiment using archival ink.

Mum thought the card was lovely and showed it to all her friends. She also had a lovely birthday!


ju said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum! I bet she loved your stunning card...I certainly do ! Gorgeous! x

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous special personal card of course your Mum thought it was lovely it is! XOXO Zoe