Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day


Happy Mother's Day! I hope all the mothers out there are being pampered and spoiled as they so richly deserve! My husband is at home in Tennessee this morning taking care of his mom, like the very good son that he is. Happy Mother's Day, Caroline! And Happy Mother's Day to my Mom, too! I showed you the card for my mother yesterday - Today's card is the one I made for my mother-in-law.



Note: finished card size is 5" x 7"


Poppies (A Stamp In the Hand)
Happy Mother's Day (Stampendous)


Perfect Plum (SU!)7" x 10", scored at 5"
Old Olive (SU!)4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Cottage Wall DSP (SU!)4 1/2" x 5"
Elegant Eggplant (SU!)4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
90lb Watercolor Paper (Canson)4 1/4" x 4 1/4"


Distress Inks (Ranger): Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Old Paper, Crushed Olive
Elegant Eggplant (SU!)


Fleur De Lis Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)
Mister (Ranger)
Corner Rounder Punch (SU!)
White Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Becca's Peg Bow Maker (ODBD)
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
ATG (3M)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Start with a piece of light purple card stock measuring 7" x 10", score at 5" and fold.

Cut a mat of dark green card stock 4 3/4" x 6 3/4", and round the corners with a punch. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 4 1/2" x 5", round the top two corners with a punch and mount onto the green mat. Stamp the sentiment in dark green ink in the lower right corner of the green mat.

Tie a double bow of white ribbon, with a ribbon strip through the bow, and mount onto the mat across the seam between the patterned paper and the sentiment, with the bow on the far left side of the mat.

Mount the mat with the bow onto the front of the card.


This card uses the "Brushless Watercolor" technique that I learned in the Creative Chemistry 101 course a few weeks ago. Start by tapping the Distress ink pads directly on the stamp. I used mostly the light purple and green pads, then touched the edges of the blossoms with the darker purple shade. Now, mist the stamp with water and stamp it onto the watercolor paper.

Cut/emboss the image using the largest Fleur De Lis square die, and remove it from the die. Use the ink blending tool to add purple shading to the embossed edges of the die cut.

Cut a dark purple mat measuring 4 1/4" x 4 1/4", and round all 4 corners of the mat. Mount this onto the card front above the ribbon, using foam squares. Finally, mount the image onto the mat using foam squares.

Another Version

It's a very versatile design - here's another one I made to use for a special birthday - Same ink and method, but slightly different paper.


Thanks for stopping by, and again, Happy Mother's Day!



Glenda said...

Both of these are beautiful! So sorry you weren't able to come home too! Hope your husband has a good visit!

Laura said...

Both wonderful cards Lisa, I have just added myself to your blog as a follower. Fantastic cards!
Laura xx

Cynthia Lloréns said...

STUNNING !!!!!!!!!!!! always do such a perfecrt work with cards!!!
I love the colors they look perfect!!
Have a wonderful day and a perfect week!!

Big huges and kisses

hlm said...

Wow - these are beautiful!

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