Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Mothers Love

Okay, so I am going to do this to you two days in a row!   After this card, I am done sharing Mother's Day cards with you (for awhile at least).

Yesterday I shared with you the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day and today I am sharing a card that I made for my oldest daughter.  She became a mom on Christmas Eve 2017 and she works hard to ensure her little guy is cared for, loved, nurtured, fed and safe.  She is a wonderful mom and I wanted to be sure she knew how proud we are of her.

I spent nearly 2 full hours creating this card for her because I wanted it to be just right! From the cardstock colour on each layer to the placement of each Pink Pearl.

There are many small details that you may not even notice at first glance but lets take a walk through this card and have a look.

So the very first thing I did was stamp, colour and die cut the large magnolia image from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. The outline was stamped using Soft Suede ink.  Then I used my Stampin' Blends to colour in the flower.  If you're not aware, Stampin' Blends are alcohol based which means you need to stamp your outline in a waterbased ink so that the lines don't disappear while colouring.

I used a few colours (both light and dark Blends) to achieve this result:

  • Petal Pink 
  • Old Olive
  • Crumb Cake
  • Daffodil Delight
Now I won't lie, I don't feel I'm the best at colouring images, but I am super proud of how well the flower turned out.

My next step was deciding on the card base colour.  I chose Crumb Cake as it is such a perfect neutral colour and helps tie in the Crumb Cake branch in the image.  I added a second, slightly smaller layer of Crumb Cake cardstock but for this layer, I added some embossed line details.  Do you know, it has been so long since I used my Simply Scored tool that I had to check to see if it was still available for purchase in the catalogue!  I pulled that bad boy out and used it to create the line details.

I had planned to use the gorgeous Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper but I found it too busy or not the right balance of pattern and colour to go with the magnolia image.  Back to the drawing board I went and decided to try out a few different colour cardstocks, embossed using the Subtle Texture Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I picked the Petal Pink as the right fit for this card.

Next was ribbon and while this particular ribbon has been retired for years, I really wanted to use the old Victorian Lace (I believe that was the name of this particular design).  Next, I took 1/8" braided Linen Ribbon and pulled apart the braid, leaving the ribbon looking like loose threads.  I adhered these bits under the die cut magnolia image for an added vintage touch.

Of course I wanted to add a Mother's Day Sentiment so I stamped the Happy Mother's Day from the set Tea Together using Memento Black ink and die cutting using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. 

The final touch on this card was the Share What You Love Pearls. Soft and delicate, not overwhelming.

I don't tend to make such "detailed" cards, shall we say and while this card took me a couple hours to make, I am so proud of the finished product.

What is the longest amount of time you have spent making one card?

Until next time.

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