Eastern Mum....

I'm not a big fan of anything oriental, and I don't go out of my way to buy oriental inspired stuff, but this paper, even though it has an oriental feel about it, appealed to me.. I bought it yonks ago and thought it was about time I used it. There are some lovely pots on the Serenade cart and I thought it would look great with a cherry blossom branch in it. I made an easel card and matted the 2 different papers onto gold mirri. I made a double punched border for the stop. I cut the vase from gold mirri with a copper base which shows through the swirl on the top gold vase. I cut 2 branches from copper mirri and added some tiny flowers punched from cream glitter card. I added a brown gem to the centre of each of the flowers. The completed vase was mounted onto an embossed gold 'slub' effect card trimmed with a punched paper strip.I added 3 more punched flowers around the base of the vase and some more brown gems. The panel was adhered to the card with foam pads over a russet coloured ribbon and bow. Ribbon was adhered to the stop along with a gold swirl and a sentiment panel.
I added a plain white oval shadowed with gold above the stop in which to write a message. The card was finished with sentiment cut from copper and gold mirri and 'Mum' was added to the sentiment panel on the stop.
Carts used:
Vase, branches & swirl- Serenade
Mum- Beyond Birthdays
Just For You- Stamping Solutions
Thanks for looking!

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