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Mother’s Day – Leather Rose

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I’m done with Easter and have moved on to what’s next – Mother’s Day.  I have been jonesin’ to use my Manhattan Flowers die from SU! but it had to be with the perfect paper and on the perfect card.  Roses = Mother’s Day, do they not??  I wanted a rich paper with lots of character and lots of texture and I found both in this beautiful Cordovan Leather paper from Paper Temptress.  This paper has depth, it’s got color, and it’s got amazing hold – it’s strong and yet malleable which is hard to find.  The cardstock I used had to have some color, but subtle, and while lovely on its own, it could not steal the thunder of the Cordovan Leather.  So I paired it with some Bluestone Antique Parchment which is so soft and antiquey looking…but in a lovely pale blue.

Doesn’t this card look fancy-schmancy?  My byline is “crafting for the working mom” which means I do not color images and I don’t do anything that is going to take me terribly long to do or that will get all buggered up if the kids run in and out of the room while I am working.  But still, working mom, busy mom, busy period – you can make really nice things fairly easy.

QUICKIE TUTORIAL: The Cordovan Leather got the rose pattern on it from an embossing folder – Manhattan Flowers from SU!  I cut my paper the exact same width as my card and then put it in my folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  When I took it out, I cut off the excess so that the beautiful Bluestone Antique Parchment would peer through and allow me to put my sentiment there.  How easy is that?  Lovely effect – kicked up by using beautiful paper – an easy tool, a little bit of cutting and you’re there!

~ SUPPLIES ~
Paper: all paper from www.PaperTemptress.com
Everything else: Papertrey Ink
sentiment, ink & ribbon; Studio G Series 30
Foofala button; Manhattan Flowers die from SU!

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