I used the image Unstoppable Mom by Kenny K for my card and colored her with Prismacolor pencils. I also paper pieced her shopping bags with Kraft paper. Wanted to stick with the recycling theme. Then I printed her onto a Silhouette cut file frame and added the Happy Birthday text before cutting. Distressed the frame and used some Tim Holtz distress ink in broken china around the edges.
Some navy blue cardstock and my script embossing folder make the base. For my altered elements I took a cardboard box and cut a 4"x4" square (my card is 5"x5"). Then I ripped the top layer off of the cardboard. This can leave quite a bit of paper stuck down still but I just picked it off. Then I used white acrylic paint to distress it a little further.
this tutorial here and I used Tim Holtz distress inks in walnut stain and antique linen to mark up my pages a bit.
Then cut out 10 scallop shapes 1.75" using my Silhouette. 5 from each page so that I would have an equal amount of both colors of stain.
Pile your shapes up, I alternated the stains, and put a brad through the center.
Then begin scrunching. Start with the top flower layer and scrunch away all the way to the bottom one.
Awesome or what!?! I made 2 and then filled in with some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and there you have my altered elements card!
I'd like to share my card at:
Sarah Hurley Challenge texture and dimension,
closes Aug. 25
A Stunner! Those flowers look so good and the busy Mum is sure busy! Like the idea of recycling some cardboard too.
Love your recycling - fabulous idea and love your flowers and clever paper piecing. Great use of your digi. Super project. Ina
Great take on the theme I do love those flowers hugs txx
barb this card is super cute... i absolutely love the flowers you made!!
lovies, =o) kel
Wow, Barb! This card is gorgeous!! Your paper flowers are so beautiful and I love the white on your mat. What a fabulous touch!
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