• Tag Archives Mother’s Day
  • So Loved

    A bright, flowery card perfect for Mother’s Day, an upcoming graduate, birthday or just to say you are loved. Two pink inks were used to get this super bright bougainvillea color that jumps off the page.

    For the Inspiration Challenge, we are visiting A Beautiful Mess & their Pinterest Board where I saw THIS lovely picture. I adore the bright color so I went about trying to recreate it on my card.

    After a couple of attempts, I arrived at a very close match for the color, by using 2 of the Color Fuse inks in set #5. After die cutting the Bunch of Blooms stems, I used the detail brushes to add the ink color to them. The wood planks were die cut & just to make sure the woodgrain was raised, I ran them thru w/ the embossing mat, too. Then I used the lighter of the two inks & brushed that across the entire areas. I used the darker pink pad to rub directly over the planks & I love how it just hit the high spots giving me a two tone effect. The planks were attached to a white rectangle, then bordered w/ a scallop edge rectangle.

    I brushed the ink over the little die cut flowers before shaping them & attaching them. A little yellow stickles was added to their centers. For the greeting, I took part of the So Loved & stamped it, masking off the part I didn’t want to stamp. The die cut Loved is actually 2 word w/ shadow dies..the Love & the d from Friend. It wasn’t hard to combine the two.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Mother’s Day Script
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, grass green
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #5
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangles, Rectangle Combo OPC #3, Small Flowers #6, Wood Planks, Bunch of Blooms, Spring Greenery, Love w/ Shadow, Friend w/ Shadow dies, Detail Blending Brushes,  MISTI , stickles 

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  • Best Flowers

    Pretty blue and purple dimensional flowers above a white wood plank lower section. Would be great to use as a birthday, Mother’s Day, Thank You or even Graduation with this greeting. 

    A big congrats to Darlene, the newest Featured Stamper (FS896)! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept flowers & layout, but used die cut flowers instead of stamped flowers, different dies & moved the greeting a bit.

    To make my card, I die cut the different flowers & leaves out of scraps of the different colors. I wanted a little variance in the colors, so I used detail brushes & inks to add a little shading, then shaped them before putting them together. The wood planks were arranged on the bottom section & I added a narrow strip of marbled paper on the left side. The greeting was stamped and layered w/ some nesting tag dies.

    so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Simple Floral #1 set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, scraps of lt blue, dk blue, lavender, purple, yellow & pink, Brass & Bliss: Marbled Perfection paper pad
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #5, #6, #7
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangles, Simple Floral set, Spring Flowers, Wood Planks, Nested Tag set dies, Detail Blending Brushes,  MISTI 

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  • Everything You Do

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    A flowery card for Mother’s Day, birthday, or a thank you to someone special. The top layer w/ the diagonal cut is not as hard as it looks, so I took extra pics to show the steps.

    It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC957) & I chose On Sutton Place & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS lovely picture.

    The top white panel was cut before I stamped the flowers. Since I was trying something new w/ the dies, I didn’t want to have to start over w/ coloring the flowers if it didn’t work out. Here are the instructions for how I did the diagonal half cut background.

    After I used the largest rectangle to cut the entire front, I placed the smaller rectangle evenly on top. Then I used a smaller top cutting plate, placed it diagonally from corner to corner, and ran it thru the machine. Since only half of die was covered by the top plate, it only cut that half. Above pic is how it looked after cutting only half.

    I took a ruler w/ a metal edge, placed it diagonally from corner to corner of the cut, and used a craft knife to cut the diagonal.

    Yay! It worked perfectly. Then the flowers & greeting were stamped on the uncut diagonal half. I masked the short jar of flowers then stamped the tall one behind it. All except the edge of the tall one on the right. Since they’re both glass, you’d still be able to see that edge thru the top jar.  I placed the plaid cut background behind the opening, then the scraped acrylic paint background under all of it. This is a background I made a long while back. Basically, you put drops of acrylic paint on card stock, then scrape across the paint w/ a tool. I used a credit card & metallic shimmer acrylic paint.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Flowers & Vase set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt blue 
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne, Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangles, Plaid Cover dies,  MISTI, Copic Markers, sequins, metallic shimmer acrylic paint

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