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Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day Altered Bookmark

I decided to make my mom something creative this year for Mother's Day. Since she loves to read, and since I'm a total Altered Art addict these days, I thought I'd make her an altered bookmark! But I didn't stop there...I also made her a handmade card too. :)

Mom Handmade Card


The card is a piece of marbled card stock. I used some edging scissors to create a decorative edge on the right side of the card. Then I took some Distress Ink and used that edge to create a stenciled effect inside the card. I added a cardboard accent, topped with another piece of stenciled card stock, and topped it off with a pink paper flower with a glittery copper center. Then I embossed the word "Mom" with copper embossing powder.

Mother's Day Card Bookmark


For the inside of the card itself, I didn't do much other than to stamp on Happy Mother's Day. I wanted to keep it simple, so as not to take away from the Altered Bookmark in the middle.

Sisters Altered Art Bookmark


The focal point of the bookmark is a transparency image of my sister and me, taken oh so long ago, when I was about 5-1/2. I adhered that to a piece of distressed muslin and the Mod Podge'd that to the bookmark, which I had already stamped with a text stamp and distressed with a tea-dye Distress Ink.  Then I stamped on a clock image in the bottom right, along with the words, "a moment in time." I added an embossed hangtag diecut image, a postage stamp sticker, a pink paper flower and a dragonfly diecut image (because my mom loves dragonflies!). Finally, I added alpha stickers for NAIH, which means Never Apart in Heart--a family motto; and I added the pink ribbon to finish it off.

So Happy Mother's Day, Mom...you know I love you more than words could ever say. You are truly the best mother I could ever have!

And Happy Mother's Day to all of you, too. Give your mom a hug today!