Mementoes In Time


52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Mum

Posted on April 24, 2020 at 4:40 AM

Today's card in our '52 Cards of Anything But Grey' series is a simple flower design based on a texture paste stamped background. As you can see the decorated playing card has been mounted onto a card base, so if you have been making these mini art pieces along with me, don't think that they don't have a use beyond being an example of a technique that you file away in a display book. Each and all of the designs featured can simply be mounted onto a card when you want to use it.

Techniques used are

  • Stamping
  • Distress Ink Background
  • Stamped Texture Paste

This one is on the theme of 'Mother'. I sadly don't have my Mum anymore but I know she is around me and her birthdate is coming up so she is in my thoughts a lot right now. She was a keen crafter, dabbling in many different crafts and the lesson she taught me was to have a go, don't think you can't do something until you have at least tried. She had a go at so many different crafts, that cost her a fortune in supplies but she eventually found her love with flower arranging, in which she really excelled, winning many prizes.

The background was a Distress Oxides base stamped over with a scripts stamp and Sepia Versamark ink. You can see the background more clearly in the second picture above. Then, I used a texture paste thinly spread and a stencil (a reverse image one that created an indented effect). The effect is to make the flowers appear slightly darker and the rest of the background shows through the lightly applied texture paste, almost like a delicate tissue paper covering. I have added a torn paper edge at the bottom of the card and then covered it with a flower embellishment which was just some paper roses and some leaves with a twirled piece of flower wire. The stamped greeting finishes this piece. I think it would make a lovely Mother's Day card or just present it on a mini easel as a display piece!

If you want to find out a bit more about how the background was done then search for the 14 part Distress Oxides Techniques posts on the blog search bar above, where all of these techniques have been covered.

Categories: Challenges, Project Tips and Notes, 2018 and beyond!

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