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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mom's birthday card

This was fun and a neat technique. In the window of the card is a paper quilt. It's a 2 inch square with 7 paper layers. The gem brad in the center is from Recollections. The text is printed in CkJacque font on Paper and Company beige cardstock which I tore and then used the Vintage Linen Distress Ink to age the edges. I received the cards and paper in a card kit and though these are not my favorite colours to work with, I really like the high contrast. This still feels as though it lacks something, but I couldn't decide what else I wanted to do with it so I'm calling it finished. Regardless of what I think, Mom will love it. That's what Mom's are best at... appreciating their children.

And here are my handmade beaded brads... The crystal brads are from Recollections, but the beaded flowers I do myself... Aren't they adorable? The Daisies are the easier of the two as they are simply strung and twisted to form the petals. The Poinsettia has to be done petal by petal and then attached together. I enjoy making them and they add such nice sparkle to cards and pages.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

These are beautiful!! I don't know how I missed them lol I went to every page in your blog. But I am glad you came by my blog to let me know where I could find these beautiful beaded brads. Thank you so much. I would love to give these a try. I read what you said about making them. Do you have any more details you would like to share with me? If not that's Ok. Thanks again for stopping by my blog. I hope you visit again sometime. I will certainly be a visitor of yours.