Thursday, May 9, 2013

Birthday card for my mom!

Front of birthday card

Inside of birthday card

My mother turned 89 years old in March.  Everyone who knows my mother knows she loves anything with an Oriental flair!  I found some gorgeous oriental designer card stock at a local scrapbook store.  I couldn't resist buying the papers, knowing they would make a gorgeous card for my mom's birthday.  I also bought an oriental stamp to coordinate with the papers.  

I used versa mark ink when stamping the oriental image on black card stock.  I then sprinkled gold embossing powder over the ink and used my heat gun to emboss the image -- it really turned out beautifully!  I trimmed the paper down so only the design was left on the black card stock.  I used turquoise card stock as a mat underneath the black card stock to make more of a statement, highlighting the embossed image as well as picking up some of the turquoise color from the printed card stock.  Then the fun began, cutting up the oriental card stock, piecing it on the front of the card.  I scored a small square of black-gold oriental card stock and folded it into a fan.  I then attached a gold thread around the base of the fan and used heavy-duty glue dots to keep it attached to the card front.  I found a "Mother" embossed sticker from KCompany, which complimented the rest of the card front.

I wanted the inside of the card to be a special as the front, so I found a border punch with an oriental-type look and punched two borders out of black card stock to frame the inside verse that I printed on gold card stock.

I was really happy with the final product -- so was my mom!  Let me know your thoughts!

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