Hi there, I’m back today with another project and giveaway from the Australian company, Ruby Rock-it. Their brand new Kinda Krafty collection was the perfect choice to create a Mother’s Day card to go with my hand-painted vase. The papers in this collection all have a neutral, kraft-colored base, which makes them easy to mix in with any color you choose.
Is your idea of a perfect Mother’s Day sleeping in and having breakfast in bed? Taking your own mother or mother-in-law out for brunch? Getting up early and running a 5K? Or maybe spending the day locked away in your craft room? To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment on this post by Monday, May 13, 2013, describing your ideal Mother’s Day. Winners will be announced on the blog on May 14th.
(Don’t tell my mom, husband, or kids… but one of my favorite Mother’s Days happened last year when I met up with my college roommates for a long weekend in the Hamptons – no husbands, kids, pets, parents, or in-laws… just us hanging out like old times!)
No matter how or where you celebrate Mother’s Day, one thing is for certain – moms love to receive handmade gifts. This project is very economical and eco-friendly since the foundation for the vase is a recycled glass jar. You will also need a few different coordinating colors of craft paint.
Begin by pouring the paints in along the top edge of the jar.
Tilt the jar to help the paint spread and use a wooden skewer to further mix the colors and to help ensure the entire surface is covered. Use a small foam brush to paint around the rim and to touch up any spots you may have missed. It’s helpful to hold the jar up to the light to check.
Pour out the excess paint and turn upside down. The paint I used was quite thick and I wound up having to move the jar several times in order to let all the excess drip out. Once the remaining paint is gone, you can turn the jar right side up. Be forewarned – this takes a long time to dry. Overnight at a minimum, but several days would be better. (Martha Stewart Crafts states that their brand of craft paint will be fully air cured after 21 days.)
Once dry, embellish with a strip of adhesive-backed pearls and rhinestones and add a tag.
Create a matching card using cardstock in a color that coordinates with the paint you chose.
Every mom should be treated like a queen on Mother’s Day!
Ruby Rock-It Kinda Krafty patterned paper and chipboard elements
Ruby Rock-It Bella! Bling – Pearl and rhinestone accents, ribbon
Therm O Web Permanent Tape Runner, 1/4″ Foam Squares, Medium Zots Singles
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Turquoise, Papertrey Ink Kraft
Die-cutting system and dies: Papertrey Ink Tremendous Tags, My Favorite Things Accent It: Labels & Tags
Flourishes Spring Bouquet stamp set
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Thanks so much for visiting the Crafts ‘n things blog today. Happy Crafting!
Alice Golden from Golden Moments (www.alicegolden.com)