Monday, May 3, 2010

SHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! - Don't Tell My MOM!!!

This is my Heart2Heart Challenge entry for this week, but it's also my mom's gift - so don't tell her!

I started with a chipboard base that was 11 x 9 and I covered it with a B&T from the Unforgettable paper pack. The 3x12 inch strip that I cut off, I used as a second layer on the right hand side, after silhouette-cutting it. I also used a different B&T as torn corner accents. I also inked the edges of the tear in Sorbet to highlight it. For the most part, I layered flowers from the base print with punched flowers and our Just Blooms.

Some of the Just blooms I inked to match the paper, and I sponged the edges of most of the punches. I used many different things for the centers including buttons and brads. I used the Hollyhock corduroy covered brads as well as some of the pearl embellishments.

The teal and pink flower is made with 8 circles from our new circle punch. I sponged the edges of the Juniper side of the circle in Juniper and the pink side, I sponged in Hollyhock. I really like the way that turned out, but I wasn't pleased that one of my petals got moved before it dried, so it's a little askew. Still, sometimes the petals have to be overlapped to fit as a flower. I added a chocolate flower from the chocolate mini medley and a square brad from the same set to finish it off.

This last flower was made with 4 circles. For each petal, I folded a circle punch in half and then in half again. I unfolded the punch one time, back to half way and then folded the corners in to the center. Those folds are inportant with this flower so that the ultimate fold can be made. Unfolding it all the way, I collapsed the circle in on itself, folding in the sides until they met in the middle. Once that fold was made, I turned down the edge of the petal, revealing most of the Juniper color and covering most of the Hollyhock that showed on the outside of this petal. I know that's pretty involved, but does it make any sence at all?

This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is a Mother's Day project - any project. It can be a card or a gift. You can see all the projects at the Heart 2 Heart blog site. Heart 2 Heart


  1. This is adorable! I love the addition of a photo...just what every mother wants anyway :) Great details in the card..thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a fantastic gift! I love how you created this one of a kind, gorgeous picture frame.

  3. Wow - great gift! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

  4. this is beautiful! your mom will LOVE it! thanks for playing with H2H this week!

  5. I can tell you put a lot of work into this. Your mom is going to love it!

  6. Your mom's gonna love it! Very nice.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the little details you added!