2010/01/18

"Happy birthday card" for my mom

The card was made in summer 2009.

It's a card for my mom's birthday. She was away from home for her bday, so I tried my best to create something cozy and funny to make her smile and to make her remember that she's loved.
The composition it not complicated, but there's a plenty of techniques used. Felting, quilling, pergamano, handmade paper marbling, dry embossing, using punches and beads...
And I paid much attention to color: I wanted it to be modest yet bright enough not to be dull. So I chose green, summer color: I made a marble paper with green paints, cut the edges with shaped scissors and marked them with green color to make them brighter. Then I attached a piece of green cardstock, then a piece of vellum with embossed edges, which were pricked and torn to create a "lace"-like look. And an embossed (with vines) piece of white cardstock, where I put a little green shades to make vines "pump". On the top of that sits a felted raccoon - a white one. I have this nickname for more than 12 years, and all my family got used to it, and my mom sometimes calls me this way =) So there wasn't a better way to create a greeting card from me to my mom than depicting a White Racoon there. With a bunch of quilled flowers in its paws. For raccoon figure I used both - dry and wet felting. For quilling I used white, green and lilac strips - to add some color to this green-white card and to remind my mom of my favourite colors ;)
Here you can see the bunch a little closer:

Pics are clickable to enlarge.

2 comments:

  1. Cute card! Love the raccoon's expression. Am sure your mom appreciated all the work you put into it.

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  2. Thank you, Ann!
    You're right, my mom liked it =) Actually so far it's my favorite card. =)

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