Monday, March 26, 2012

Grunge Flower Mother's Day Card

Tim Holtz made grunge flowers in one of his 12 Tags of of Christmas series. I just had to try this technique. This was my first attempt. I used regular card stock; he used grunge paper, which is probably a bit more forgiving. The sentiment was printed from my computer, using Photoshop to create the circle text. I stamped the flower (colored with watercolor) and heart circle decoration. I used Spellbinders Nestibilities to cut out the sentiment circle (mounted with dimensional tape) and two scalloped circles behind it.

For the background, on the left side I lightly ran a pink ink pad across parts of the lighter pink paper for a grungy look. On the right side, I used the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder (on my Sizzix Big Shot Pro Machine!) to emboss magenta white core card stock, sanding it to give it more texture. I decided to add a little bling by stringing a few beads on coordinating wire, bending the wire into corkscrews and swirls, and mounting them behind the flower. A couple of overlapping ribbons complete the look.

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