Tuesday, May 03, 2011

MOM my funny flower

 For all the Mom's out there, this week I made a Mother's Day Card with the Cottage Cutz Funny Flower Die. The die comes with the large flower, three styles of leaves. . and Clear Stamps to make the funny faces on the flower. In addition there are four mini clear bug stamps.
 The three leaves help you add personality to the flower. I sewed the vine with heavy thread and added the little blossoms and leaves  (1/4" hole punch cut in half). The leaves were all cut from a pale green card stock and colored with three shades of green Copic markers, The flower was a med pink card stock highlighted in three shades of pink Copic markers. The Mom was shaded from the center out with the same three shades of pink Copic markers.  Shading from the middle out adds a new look to the letters, rather than top to bottom/dark to light.
 I added the fence to break up the pink, and also to show you how to create a wood plank look on your card stock (most embossing folders are too large a print for a fence). I think Bazzil Bling gives you the best texture because of the finish on the paper, but you can do the same with less of a texture on basic Bazzil. Start (look at sample piece) with your knot hole and work stripes down and around the knot hole, be sure to be uneven widths and also stop here and there. . restart and go to the next line. Never start a knot hole in the same place and never put more than one knot hole per plank.  I know the tool that I use has several names, . . Ball Burnisher, Scoring tool. . They are double ended and come in several sizes. Martha Stewarts comes maybe 2MM on one end and 3MM on the other. They are really hard to find. (they come with wood handles in the clay dept.,  Martha Stewart's is a cream handle,  McGill is lime green/yellow and fiskars are royal blue).
This little guy I did in yellow with the eyes closed smiley face stamp and added one of the bug stamps from the set buzzzz-ing around his head. Swirled a few wires for vines. . . .Yes it's a southern Suu-ny Dayz . . .

Thank You and Happy Mothers Day to all. . . . .  Barry


5 comments:

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Okay that is one super adorable card just love the flowers... and PSK face fits just perfectly...
Thanks for sharing your talent
The Scrapbooking Queen

CreatedbyKay said...

These are just darling!

Paulette Still said...

Barry, love these fun flowers and your fence is brilliant. =D Happy Mother's Day!

Scrapendipity said...

Adorable! I love the woodgrain in the fence. Great tips as always!!

Joy said...

So cute ! Thanks for the tip for the woodgrain !
xoxo Joy