Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Gift set for Mother's Day

It's getting closer to Mother's Day for many of you. (In Sweden it will not be Mother's Day until the last Sunday in May - please see my previous post for more details on that) Our sweet Suzanne - who know can say that she is 35 - Happy belated b'day dear - wanted us to create a gift set to celebrate Mother's Day for TIOT17.

I must say that I first struggled with this challenge. Not that I don't love making gifts, but I wanted to come up with something different. Something that I had not tried myself before.

So to buy me some more time to think - I started with the small card above to go with the fresh flowers that I plan to pick.

I used the Violet Cupcake from Lockhart (please check out the new Lockhart stamps that Susana has received). Coloured the image with my copics and cut it out with my SU punch. Used my flower punches as well and added some Bella Baubles. DPs are all from SU.

Then I needed to find out what gift I wanted to make. Browsed through the web to find a tutorial and found one on how to make coasters on SCS. Even if I did not have the porous tiles - I thought it would be fun to try. So here's the result.
I got to use my heavy white coasters that I had purchased from Angie Juda a long time ago.
I inked them up with my Distress ink - antique linen - to get an "older" look.

Used my Memento Rich Cocoa for my Happy Word Stamp from Susana's own line.
I stamped the words on the backside of the coasters first.

I stamped my little Sassafrass with Rich Cocoa Memento ink on the front side of the coaster. Masked her and stamped the Happy Word Stamp on the front side as well.
Then I coloured the cute little Sassafrass with my copics and added shimmerz to her wings.

Repeated this so that I got 4 (almost) identical coasters for my gift set.

They were not dry when I took the picture - and therefore I could not tie the pink ribbon from SU around them to show you how the final gift set would look like.
Also - I am thinking that I might have to add a cover of varnish to make sure that there's not ink everywhere around the house after using them.

Hope you liked this project and want to try it yourself or come up with a different gift set idea for Mother's Day. Please upload your projects to SCS or PCP using the keyword "TIOT17".

Looking fwd to hear from you.

Kram - Anki


Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards anki,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Nilla said...

Fabulous card and lovely coaster, great idea! hugs from Nilla

Anonymous said...

Wow Anki, that looks stunning! such hard work, love the coaster idea!
Have a great week my friend,
Hugs, Marlene x

Lia said...

great work anki I think she will love it
hugs Lia

Susan said...

Beautiful card and I love the coasters! I love how antiquey Sasafrass looks inked up! Love the card and all the details on it. Just beautiful!

Hugs to you,


Danni said...

Wonderful job, Anki!! Love the coasters!

Aud said...

Utrolig nydelig og lekkert!♥ Kortet ble så fint og dine coasters ser helt fabelakitge ut!


Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Great coaster set Anki! You did a great job! I am inspired to make these again, it's been a long time and the fairies look SO cute on there! Lovely card too!