Well here it is. The card I made for my mum for Mothering Sunday (here in the UK anyway).
To start I cut a piece of centura pearl card stock to measure 7.5" square. Using the non pearlised side, I used Tim Holtz Distress inks all over the piece. I used seedless preserves, peacocks feathers, mustard seed & wild honey predominantly. I spritzed the card stock with water and let it 'do it's thing' for a moment or two and then blotted it off with a piece of kitchen roll.
I then used the blade of a scalpel in the corners, as I had seen Sheena Douglas do, to scour the corners and went over lightly with gathered twigs distress ink.
I dried it all off with a heat gun and using 'mushroom' adirondack ink, stamped into the 2 corners with a word stamp from Oak House Studio's.
Next, using the same mushroom ink pad and the sunflower stamp from Oak House Studio's, I stamped onto another piece of centura pearl card stock - again using the reverse side. I then coloured the sunflower with Gold / mustard & buttercup promarkers. The centre was also coloured with promarkers using various shades of browns including umber & burnt umber. I used a 'pouncing' motion to give the effect seen in a real sunflower. The leaves were coloured with pine / forest & moss promarkers. I cut it out and mounted it onto the card with foam pads.
To finish, I added diamond glaze to the ..... no I didn't.. I tell a lie.. I used glossy accents in the centre of the sunflower.
I added the word 'mum' using 3 wooden letters coloured with mustard seed and edged with a bit of gathered twig distress ink. Then sprayed with some gold mica spray.
The card stock was matted onto a layer of black card stock which I had previously measured & gutted so as not to waste the central panel.
If I am matting card on card, then I will gut the bottom layer. If using paper on card though, then I don't. In my opinion it acts as a support layer. It's all personal choice though.
Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today x