Happy Mom Day

Hi there!  I am dropping in really quickly to share another mother’s day card.  This one is for my friend… my goddaughter’s mom.  😊  Updated to add: Oops… I wasn’t paying attention, but with the word ‘mom’ in the sentiment, this will now go to my mom instead. 😉

 

 

First, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the hummingbird and cherry blossoms with black Memento ink and coloured with Copics.  Masking was used to create the floral cluster.

 

 

Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder.  Mounted the panel onto a white top folding card base and added a few clear sequins and clear shimmer to the flowers to finish.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch — Sketch #269
Creative with Stamps#26 Mother
CAS-ual Fridays — #198 April Showers Bring May Flowers
Always Fun — #56 Flowers
Joy ClaireMay Photo Inspiration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Flowers Mother’s Day

Hello there.  Spring has sprung here and with Mother’s Day fast approaching, I am sharing a floral Mother’s Day card I made for my MIL.  Nothing says spring more than flowers, does it?  Ok, maybe summer… 😂   Anyway, here’s my card.

 

 

To start, a white stitched rectangle was die cut from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamped the Barnwood Background on the bottom with second generation Smoky Slate dye ink.  I wanted a white wash look, so re-stamped over top with white pigment ink.  This was really easy with the MISTI.  

 

 

Next stamped the flowers and and banner with Intense Black ink on a scrap of Neenah cardstock.  Stamped ‘Mother’s Day’ on the banner.  Coloured the images with Copics then fussy cut them out.  Stamped ‘happy’ directly on the panel in black.  Arranged and adhered the blooms and banner, then mounted the panel with foam adhesive to an A2 Pink Pirouette piece.  Attached the pink piece to a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to the flowers and clear raindrops to finish.  

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting,  enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Where Creativity Meets C9#20 Spring
SSS Monday Challenge — Flower Power
Papercraft Challenge#010 Clean and Simple
creative with Stamps#25 CAS + Sentiment (2nd Anniversary)

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Floral Mother’s Day Card

I have only been playing along with up to 2 challenges at a time, but this time I am submitting to 5 different challenges: MarkerPop Mother’s Day challenge 94, Brown Sugar Mother’s Day Challenge 197, Freshly Made Sketches challenge 235, Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies and Little Tangles Anything Goes challenge 68.

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I wanted to post this card yesterday after spending a great day with my mother-in-law, but I was tired and still had not finished it.

I die cut a stitched rectangle in the centre of a white A2 size panel.  I set the frame aside then took the die cut rectangle piece and stamped the boy image from Better Together with black Memento ink.  I masked him off before stamping the two girl images because I wanted them to appear behind him.  I removed the mask and proceeded to color them with Copic Sketch markers.  I don’t use my Copic markers very often, but I do love seeing all the amazing creations colored with them. All I know is I need a lot of practice in using them.

After I finished coloring, I added shading to the edges of the rectangle with a blending tool and Antique Linen distress ink.  I did the camouflage die cut technique for the word “MOM” and stacked it up on 2 cut layers.

I thought the sentiment from Many Mini Messages was perfect for any mom and stamped it in black at the bottom. To put the card together, I attached the frame to a white card base and then inlaid the rectangle piece.  The rectangle piece was also stacked up on 2 cut layers as well.

 

 

 

Sparkle & Shine Card

My back is feeling better and I am finally able to play in my crafting closet. And since the main reason I started this blog was to have a place to post my challenge cards, this will be my first challenge post.

I combined Challenge 67-Die Cutting from Neat and Tangled and the April Challenge – Ladies’ Night from Great Impressions.

die cutting, watercolor background, distress ink, challenge, Neat and Tangled

First, I created a watercolor background on watercolor paper with distress inks.  After I dried it with the heat tool, I used the MISTI to stamp the Sparkle & Shine sentiment in black.  I then die cut the Hexastar Cover Plate from white cardstock.  I adhered that piece to the watercolor layer before putting it back into the MISTI to stamp over the cover piece.  Perfect alignment with the MISTI.

Neat and Tangled, Challenge 67, die cutting, Hexastar Cover Plate, Sparkle ad Shine, watercolor, distress ink, Great Impressions, April Challenge Ladies' Night

To create the diamond, I made 2 partial die cuts one from white cardstock and one from white glitter paper.  I then cut out the diamond shape from these and stacked the outline pieces together to give it dimension.  I inlaid the die cut triangle glitter pieces and added some Wink of Stella clear glitter to the sentiment to finish.

Neat and Tangled, Challenge 67, die cutting, Hexastar Cover Plate, Sparkle ad Shine, watercolor, distress ink, Great Impressions, April Challenge Ladies' Night

It may be non-traditional, but I’m thinking of giving this as a Mother’s Day card.