Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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!