Category Archives: Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Animals

April 30, 2017

Today I made a trio of Mother’s Day Cards for some important ladies in my life. Luckily each one had a favorite animal and I have a stamp of each animal. The card design is the same for each card; I just changed the colors and animals.

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Elephant Card

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Puppy Card

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Lion Card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting a panel for the front of each card. I also die cut the word Happy from each panel. While my die machine was out, I die cut three banners from white card stock also.

Next, I stamped the images. I used grey ink so that the images would appear softer. I filled in some of the open spaces with the small hearts. I used colored pencils to color in the images.

Then, I adhered the panels to the card bases. I stamped the large Happy in the die cut on the panel, making sure to line it up carefully. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on the banner and adhered the banner to the card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-38/

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #70: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157681049082571/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters

Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Happy Happy Happy dies, and Everyday Sentiment Banners

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate and Smoke

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Mother’s Day Flowers

April 22, 2017

I have been watching way too many scrapbooking videos on YouTube lately. I love all of the beautiful patterned papers. The backgrounds on these cards were inspired by a beautiful patterned paper with chevrons and wood grain that was featured in one of those YouTube scrapbook videos.

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Card 1

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Card 2

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards with panels of white card stock cut to 4.25” x 5.5.” I used the “stamp kissing” technique to combine the wood grain and chevrons. I placed both the wide solid chevron stamp and the wood grain stamp on separate blocks. Then, I inked the chevron stamp up with a colored hybrid ink. Very carefully, I stamped the chevron stamp on the wood grain stamp. Then, I stamped the chevron stamp on the cardstock, and viola, wood grain in my chevrons. I repeated this process until the white panel was full of chevrons.

Once I had “kissed” the chevron to the wood grain stamp, I could see the ink left behind on the wood grain stamp. I used this to create the background for card 2. The ink is much harder to see on the wood grain stamp, so everything is not aligned perfectly. But I like the effect.

When the panels were completed stamped, I began working on the rest of the card. I started with a half sheet of white card stock that I covered with 2 banners, leaves, and flowers. I fussy cut out all of the images. Then I divided the images into two piles. I also added “Mother’s Day” to the banners.

Next, I die cut the chevron panels with a stitched rectangle die. Then, I adhered a banner to each chevron panel using foam tape. I used liquid glue to adhere all of the leave images around the banner. Once, the leaves were dry, I added the flower images. I used foam dots for the flowers on card 1 and liquid glue for the flowers on card 2.

The “happy” part of my sentiment gave me some trouble. I die cut one from white glitter card stock and one from silver glitter card stock. I did not like either of those. Eventually, I settled on white heat embossing the word “happy” and ink blending over it. Once, all of that was complete, I die cut the word “happy” and adhered one to each card.

Lastly, I adhered the panels to card bases. I used a plain white card base for card 1. I decided on an orange card base for card 2. It looked a little plain to me, so I added a wood grain texture with white pigment ink and the wood grain stamp.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Showers and/or Flowers

Simon Says: Showers and/or Flowers

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Happy Happy Happy, Penelope’s Blossoms, and Wood grain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Watermelon, Orange Slush, Lemon Zing, and Key Lime

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Hope you enjoyed the card

Mother’s Day Garden Card

May 1, 2016

A Mother’s Day card for my grandmother. My daughter helped me to design this one. She also picked out the really bright pink card base. I decided to add a layer of velum to tone it down a little bit.

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Details

Size: Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: The stamped panel has a stenciled grass layer and a die cut grass layer. The images were all fussy cut and adhered flat to the panel.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bee Mine, Fairy Friends, and Mom + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles and Grassy Border die

Paper: Velum and various cardstocks from my stash

Inks: Distress inks in Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, and Salty Ocean.

Hope you enjoyed the card J

Mother’s Day Owl Card

May 1, 2016

Mother’s Day card for my mother in law. My daughter helped to design this card

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The front

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The inside

Details

Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We ink blended the sky on the circle die cut. Everything is adhered flat to the card

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mom + Me, Fairy Friends, and Sunny Skies

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border die

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle

Inks: Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Ink in Salty Ocean

Memento Dew Drops inks

Hope you enjoyed the card J

Mother’s Day Hero Card

May 1, 2016

A Mother’s Day card for my mom. My son helped to design this card.

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The card front

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The inside of the card.

Details

Size: Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: Everything was adhered flat to this card

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters in Costume, Stinkin’ Cute, Fairy Friends, Mom + Me, and Sunny Skies

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles and Grassy Border Die

Papers: Pattered papers by Echo Park and included in the Simon Says Stamp March 2016 Card Kit

Inks: Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

Memento Dew Drop inks

Hope you enjoyed the card J

Bigfoot Mother’s Day card

May 1, 2016

My son created the layout for this Mother’s Day card. He just loves the bigfoot from Lovable Legends. He decided the bigfoot need a sunset sky for her kite. Using a cardstock stencil we made with the Grassy border die we ink blended the grass and sky on the circle.

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Details

Size: Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: The images were fussy cut out and glued to the circle. The circle was also adhered flat to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends, Mom + me, Fairy Friends and Sunny Skies

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Inks: Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Abandoned Coral

Hope you enjoyed the card J