Saturday, May 12, 2012

May Challenge

Pajama Party's May challenge was this:
make a card with an image of a mother with or without kids on it.  Use at least two DP and some flowers and three of something.  This is what I came up with:
I used pink paper scraps for the base of the embellishments.  There are three different DP and two solid cardstock.  The bottom strip is crimped.  Flowers in the corner were made with my SU! scalloped circle punch.  (trim it so all you have left is the outside scallop portion and then roll into a flower); added adhesive backed pearls to the center of each and then inked and flattened.  The Happy Mother's Day sentiment was actually given to me in a swap that I hosted awhile back.  The photo of my mom and me is on a piece of packing tape.  Have you tried that technique yet?  It gives a negative like feel to photos.  Basically, you make a copy of your photo on regular copier paper (can be black/white or color - I did it in both but liked the black and white better); then you take a piece (or pieces depending on the size of your image) of clear packing tape and cover your image; rub it all over to be sure it's really on there; soak it in warm water until thoroughly soaked in; then use your fingers to rub off the paper completely away from the back of the tape.  Try not to scratch the paper off because it will leave scratch marks on your transfer.  Viola!  It's that easy.

I did realize one thing...I really, really, really need a new camera.  I tried take close ups but they just turned out too blurry.  I sent this card to my mama for Mother's Day.  Hope she likes it.


  1. Wow! Sooo pretty, I really like that technique. I've never heard of it before.

  2. The photo is such a cute touch! Lovely mothers' day card.


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