First up were Mother's Day cards. Since there were 4 kids, there will be 4 cards. I have been making cards with these kids since they could tell red from blue, and over the years, each have develop their own style and preferences. Gone are the days when I could sit all of them together and everyone makes a variation of the same design. Nowadays I give attention to one kid at a time, and create with them their unique, individual cards.
First up was Amal (13 yrs old) and this is her Mother's Day card:
We got the design off a magazine and Amal chose papers from Basic Grey's What's Up stack. This design requires the layering of matching/complementing papers. Some of you might be concerned that some parts of the papers are hidden behind the many layers and cannot be seen. But my advise is to do it still. It makes a difference, trust me.
We chose to mat the pattern papers with the same colour to give the card a coordinated look. The matting also showcases the different patterns and sets them apart.
We spent some time deciding the main image until Amal decided this cat is the one she wanted. She coloured the cat with markers. After matting the cat image, we proceeded to make the rosette. Making a rosette is really simple.
Step 1 - Choose the paper. Cut it to 12" x 1"(this will be the radius of the rosette)
Step 2 - Score lines onto the paper. I used 1cm spacing. This means the rosette is 1cm high
Step 3 - Fold box / fan style (mountain fold, valley fold, mountain fold, valley fold, and so on)
Step 4 - Stick the edges together to form a circle with the folds as the sides (like the pleats of a skirt)
Step 5 - Flatten the circle, by collapsing the folds (like gathering the skirt at the waist, and spreading rhe hemline)
Step 6 - Use a circle shaped paper, and a large glue dot to secure the rosette, front and back.
(If you found that totally confusing, you can try attending my classes where we learn to make rosettes :)
Amal's rosette is decorated with a button and a bow of paper string.
We almost forgot the sentiment too! It was the last to be added to the card.
Thanks for visiting my blog! Next time I will be showing you the other Mother's Day's cards that the kids made. See you!