Mother of Pearls

Good evening!
This has most definitely been a Monday. Wow. I can't even begin to list all the little trials I've experienced today. The final straw being that this was originally set to post this morning. I swear I hit "POST" when it was done but when I came back to it tonight. Poof! All gone!

So, let's try this again, shall we??

This is one of the Mother's Day cards I've done this year. I wanted to try the crumpled paper flower technique and was very pleased with the results on this one. I used two different sized scallop circle punches to make the flower, and then added a couple of Martha Stewart small leaf punches. Of course that was pretty much the finishing touch so let's back up a bit.
Other than the ribbon and the pearls, pretty much everything on this card is done with Neenah Baronial Ivory cardstock. The card base is a half sheet (cut the long way) and layered with a panel roughly 2/3 the size of the front that I embossed using Provo Craft's Divine Swirls embossing folder. Over that I added a Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punched strip of ivory and then pinch pleated the ribbon over the overlapping edges. The Mother sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink's Mother set and is stamped on ivory with Sahara Sand ink. I use Spellbinders Labels 4 to cut it out and then mounted it up on foam dimensionals and added a few Kaiser half pearls to dress it up. Lastly, I added the flower once I had everything else in place.

Thanks for stopping in!

S: Paper Trey Ink - Mother
P: Neenah Baronial Ivory
I: Sahara Sand
A: Spellbinders labels 4, Kaiser half pearls, 1-1/2 and 2 inch round scallop punches, ProvoCraft Divine Swirls embossing folder, Martha Stewart; ribbon, arch lattice punch, small leaf punch

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