Hello and Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who celebrates today!
I have a bright and happy card for my mother to show you in today’s post. I have used one of my favorite Lil’Inker Designs stamp set for this card, Bouquet of Roses along with it’s coordinating diecut.
To begin with I got some Strathmore Bristol Vellum card stock out and dusted it with my anti static tool, I prefer the little cushion one as I feel it covers the card stock better. I stamped it up with VersaMark ink, sprinkled the embossing powder of choice: Antique Gold from Altenew. I heat embossed the image and set it aside to cool while I picked out my Zig Clean Color markers.
While I had my heatgun and embossing powder out, I decided to quickly stamp up a sentiment from the stamp set that says ‘For my Beautiful Mother’, on a slim strip of leftover Strathmore Bristol Vellum card stock. This was set aside for later card assembly.
I decided to use bright and happy colours for the flowers, yellows, pinks and purples are always springy and cheerful so I used a range of those to colour them in. For the leaves and stems I used greens and yellow-greens. Once everything was coloured in and dry, I cut it out using the coordinating diecut with my BigShot. I also cut out another shape out of foam sheet to add to the back of it, before adding to the card base. I like using foam sheet and the coordinating diecut to get a stable layer for the image.
For the cardbase I have used Neenah Classic Crest #110 card stock, cut in half, scored and folded. I lined the left side of it with some gold glitter washi tape and for the background I used more of the Strathmore Bristol card stock to do a light ombré watercolour wash. It’s done with a magenta colour from the 36-pack Gansai Tambi water colour pack. I also splattered some gold on it to bring in all the gold accents.
Once the background was dry, it didn’t take long to put the card together. The sentiment strip got pierced and threaded with some gold string, which I also tied into a bow and around the stems of the bouquet to look like it was the message tag that came with the flowers. Then the whole thing was added to the card base, which had the water coloured background added to it by now, and a slim strip of foam tape was added under the sentiment strip to keep it in place. All done!
I have used compensated affiliate links, to Scrapbook.com and Altenew, at no extra cost to you, to some products used for this post. All other links are purely to help you find them easily should you want to get a thing or two for yourself.
With that, I wanted to say Happy Mother’s Day to my very own Mamma, who is actually here visiting at the moment ❤️
Thanks for stopping by!
Lots of love from Erica