May 5, 2009 - Mother's Day

Created: May 1, 2009

"Mom - Heart can Hold #2 Gate Fold"  4.25"w x 7"h
I started on a medium toned pink cardstock (the image is somehow a lot pinker and more contrasting than in real, it's the tone of the image from the inside below). I used a Lynell Harlow Dreamweaver brass stencil #LM236 and dry embossed it, moving the stencil to repeat some of the pattern for the length of my border, then rubbed it with some gold Metallic Rub Ons. I colered the edges along the fold with some Pan Pastels in a magenta and purple tone. Rubber stamped various quotes (all from Quietfire Design), using only portions of them along the edges of the card using several colors of VersaMagic chalk stamp pads in pink and lavender. Added a closure by punching out heart shapes and adding a heart brad and then tying it with 4 ply waxed linen thread.

The inside on the gate doors I adhered some heavy textured floral paper, leaving a border of the pink all around (it also served to hide the brad closure on the inside). I dry embossed the heart with flourish, also Dreamweaver # LM125, then colored it with Pebbles Pearlescent chalks. Adding a touch of Ranger's white Inkssentials pen for highlights olong the ribbon and heart. Added Glossy Accents for the hearts to make them pop and shine. The Quote "No one can measure" (also from Quietfire Design) was done on a white cardstock with Versafine stamp pad "Imperial Purple" and the heart cut out, then the edges colored with the Pan pastels. I added mini gold eyelets and attached the quote heart to the embossed heart with staples, adjusting the length for the off shaped heart. (Couldn't find my colored staples, so had to resort to normal staples - sigh). Adhered only the top edge of the embossed heart section to the card. The heart flips up so a personal message can be written and stays secret...



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