Thursday, April 25, 2013

Grandma's kitchen

Every year Mother's Day seems to surprise me. May just sneaks up on me, and before I know it I'm saying,"Mother's Day is this weekend?" (I think that may be especially true this year since winter just hasn't wanted to release its cruel grip.) But this year I have a little head start -- a finished Mother's Day card for my grandma.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!® unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Grandma's Kitchen (Raisin Boat)
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Going Gray, vellum card stock; Patterns Pack II and III Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn pad; Riding Hood Red, Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black markers
Accessories: White crochet thread (DMC), 3 mm brown brads (unknown), corner rounder, snips, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Mono Multi liquid glue

Lots of paper-piecing on this card, and I love the finished product. For the background if this card, which is 4-1/2" long and 4-1/4" tall, I chose a piece of Mellow Moss DSP that had a wallpaper-looking print. I stamped the shelf image on the DSP and then again on Close to Cocoa card stock. I cut out the Close to Cocoa shelf along the straight lines and adhered it over the image stamped on the DSP.

I stamped the pot holders and teacup on pieces of Brocade Blue DSP and cut them out. I also used a marker to color a few accents on the teacup. Using Glue Dots I adhered the pieces where I wanted them and then added the mini brown brads on the shelf to look like hooks.

I stamped the pie, sugar canister and jar of hearts on card stock and cut them out, paper-piecing and coloring as needed. To give the jar a little transparency, I used vellum card stock. I just made sure to place the adhesive behind the cluster of hearts so it isn't visible through the vellum.

The greeting was a little too long to fit on the DSP background if I stamped it straight. But because it is a clear stamp I was able to curve it a little before placing it on the block, making the sentiment just the right size. To finish, I rounded the corners of the DSP, adhered it to the card base and added a bit of crochet thread along the top.

Now once I decide what I'm going to give my grandma to go with this card, I'll be on a roll. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness this is so sweet! Thank you for joining the challenge a the Raisin Boat Blog.