Happy 79th Birthday Mom!

Busy, busy, busy again!!!  The month of August is filled with many birthdays (aren’t they all????)!!  Both my Mother and Father have August birthdays.  I made them both a special card.  For my Mother’s birthday, I decided to use watercolors.  I had this stamp from Hero Arts called Large Blossom and thought it would be a great one to watercolor.  The flowers have large leaves which I thought would work well with multi colors. 

Here is what I came up with…

 
 

I used my Distress Inks to water color the image after embossing it in white.  I thought it turned out pretty good.  Since the image was not very large, and I was making a 5 X 7 card, I needed something for the background.  I’ve had this embossing folder from Darice (I don’t know the name) and thought it would make a pretty background.  I decided to try the “inking” of the embossing folder.  This was my first attempt and discovered that I had inked the wrong side of the folder!  When I looked at it, I decided that I actually liked the wrong side.  The ink was kind of spotty, but I actually liked it. 

Another look…

 

A close up of the flowers. . .

 
 

I used a sentiment from Just Rite called All in the Family for the Mom and had the Happy Birthday stamp for some time, but thought the fonts were close enough.  The lace and ribbon are from my stash.

And one final look…

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Nancee  J

Supply List:

Stamps – Large Blossom (Hero Arts); Mother (Just Rite); Happy Birthday (unknown)

Distress Inks – Spiced Marmalade; Squeezed Lemonade; Barn Door; Mowed Lawn

Embossing Folder – Darice

Embossing Powder – Copper (Recollections)

Ribbon and lace from my stash

About Nancee56

I have been a crafter for many years. Knitting, crocheting, and paper crafting are my passion. I love to make handmade gifts and cards and spread a little cheer. I work full time outside of my home but enjoy creating in my spare time.

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