Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Mother's Day....

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This is a Mother's day card that I made for my Mom hehehehe.....It's her favorite color.....peach and orange colors :). I was trying to hide it from her so that it would be a surprise for her on Mother's day but she caught me taking photos of it this morning! Acckkkk! So the surprise is gone now huhuhuhu......Maybe I will make another one for her soon heheheheh....

As you can see at the close up photo, I've decorated the front of the card with plastic beads. I love those beads. I have been using them for my beaded bookmarks. I have plenty of them available and thought of trying out this new technique.....I've thought about using the beads this way for the cards for quite sometime now but never had the chance to do it yet. So I thought this is the perfect time to do it. There is nothing that complicated about this design....it's quite simple really. But as usual it's always time consuming because I like to decorate a lot of things on it...hehehehe. And this time around I used a new craft punch I just bought a couple of days ago which is the tiny heart shape craft punch. I'm always a fan of the heart shape craft punch. It's super cute and it can be used for a variety of card designs, so it's definitely worth the buy :).

For the pop up inside the card, I tried again to use the weaving technique to weave the hearts sides by side. So I had to glue the hearts on strips of thick pink paper in order for it to stand up straight.  It's just like what I did to my flowers in my previous pop up cards. I didn't want it the strips of  paper to bend. So it's important to use a slightly thicker paper for this technique. I added the tiny flower sequins of various colors on the hearts. It's the same flower sequins I used to decorate the front of the card. I love the shine it gives when it hits the light :).

Some people feel that for Mother's day cards, we shouldn't put too many heart shapes.....instead we should use more of flower motifs. But for me, I feel it's ok to use a lot of it because it helps to show our Mother how much we love and care about them. :) 

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18 comments:

PurpleCollection said...

Hey Lin!

Such a sweet mother's day card for your muM! i love how u decorate them with tiny heart shapes! they look so lovely!! may i know what brand is the border punch that u punched on the white card? it's nice! feel like adding another puncher to my collection too.

- evelyn

Azlina Abdul said...

Hi Evelyn!

Thanks! I think it's sweet too hehehe.... ;)
The border you see I made on the white paper is actually not made using a border craft punch. I used a small scallop pattern scissors to do the borders on the side of the paper. You can find this type of pattern scissors at stationary shops. They come in many patterns. :)

♥ nana i am ♥ said...

nice one!
<3 it..

Azlina Abdul said...

Thanks Nana! I <3 it too! ;)

PurpleCollection said...

Hi Azlina, no wonder I couldn't find this kinda punchers in craft shops! thanks for sharing this little technique! I'm happy to learn something new from you.
Oh yea, i've recommended a customer of mine to you.She wanted a pop up card, i hope u can help her. I've given her your blogshop link. :) I do not have lotsa time to make pop up cards le as i'm only have time at night to get crazy with my card making. Haha! Glad that I know you.

- evelyn

Azlina Abdul said...

Hi Evelyn!
I'm glad to hear that! Now you can try that technique with a few types of those pattern scissors! It's fun! :. I developed that technique on my own because in the beginning I didn't have money to buy those border punches...so that's how it came about. Thank you for recommending me to your customers! So kind of you! But for the month of May I'll be on leave to finish up all my pending orders....I will only be taking orders again starting June... :)

Meera said...

heartsss this one ♥

Azlina Abdul said...

Thank you Meera! I heart it too! hihihi! ;)

PurpleCollection said...

Hi Lin,

ok, noted. I'm off from making cards for this week! especially customised cards. I'm preparing for my unit trust exam la...sigh...no time to make mother's day cards but to study. :(
Hope you'll finish up your pending orders and ok! :) do u hv msn or yahoo messenger?

Azlina Abdul said...

Hi Evelyn...
Good luck with the exam! :)No worries laa...after the exam, then you can make as many cards as you like! ehehhehe! Studies comes first!!
Thanks ya...yup, I hope to get all the pending orders done in May...blog giveaway some more to do..huhu...lots to do! You can add me in YM at this email address... inaabdul_21@yahoo.com

PurpleCollection said...

Thanks Lin.
I've added u.
How kind of you to have a giveaway every month. My giveaways are just digital printables. Hmm...maybe i'll make a card for the giveaway too. Alamak, i made your blog post comments so long already. Haha! Hope to chat with you in messenger. :) maybe next time we can participate in a bazaar together. ciao.

- evelyn

Azlina Abdul said...

Thanks Evelyn...I've accepted the friend request already. The blog giveaway is a part of my bucket list actually :). Wish to complete it by end of this year, God willing. I'm staying in Alor Setar by the way. Not sure if I could participate in the bazaar with you if it is in KL huhhuhu.....but who knows ya...perhaps one day we can! ;)

PurpleCollection said...

wow! alor setar is so far! i thought you're in KL / selangor all this while. Hehe...ya, maybe one day we can! hope to see more beautiful creations from you and hope that your wish will complete by end of this year. How kind of you. :)

Azlina Abdul said...

Hi Evelyn!
I was staying in KL for 7 years...I just moved here in Alor Setar last August to be with my Mom. God willing one day we can do a project together hehehe..... Thank you for your wishes...I hope all will run smoothly as planned...wish me luck!

PurpleCollection said...

wow! that's so good of you to be with your mom after staying 7 years in KL! Is the lifestyle in alor setar the same as in KL?

Azlina Abdul said...

:) nope...Alor Setar is totally different from KL...it's like night and day...but I'm learning to adjust hehehe....

ILikePaperCutting said...

so nicely done.

Azlina Abdul said...

I Like Paper Cutting....Thank you so much! Appreciate it!

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