Whenever I see Mother's Day stamps, they make me a bit sad. Both my mother and my mother-in-law have passed on. Of course, part of the sadness is knowing that I can never make a Mother's Day card for them. Thinking about this, and feeling kinda down, I decided to go ahead and make some Mother's Day cards for my daughter and daughter-in-law. Afterall, they are mothers too! Although their personal styles are very different, I did use the same stamp set (My Mother) for both cards. I will show you one card today and the other one tomorrow. The first card is for my wonderful daughter. She is so caring, bright, charming, talented – just an all around great person!
Beth loves bright colors and happy cards so of course, that determined my color palette. Freshly Made Sketches provided an ideal sketch for my card.
Starting with a sketch makes creating cards so much easier. And, I am really appreciating the Freshly Made Sketches. Kaleidoscope dsp had exactly the color combo I wanted to use - Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay & Basic Black. Because I wanted a circular shape and I wanted to maintain the edgy, modern look, I chose the Starburst Framelits for my shape. They come in nested sizes so I knew that they would work perfectly for both circles.
After I cut out the larger sentiment with the Starburst Framelit, I selected the next larger size framelit in order to create the Basic Black Mat. I cut 2 of these, then cut both in half. After layering them for correct placement, I attached them to the sentiment starburst with snail adhesive. This entire piece was then popped up with dimensionals.
After stamping the smaller sentiment with Black StazOn Ink on a piece of dsp from the Kaleidoscope pack , I cut it out with a smaller size Starburst Framelit. The hearts were stamped with Strawberry Slush Ink on Whisper White c.s. and fussy cut. These are also popped up with dimensionals. At this point, my card needed somethig else. A snippet of 3/8" Strawberry Slush ruffled Trim stapled to the larger starburst did the trick. A few well placed Basic Rhinestone Jewels and my card is ready!
As I was cleaning up. I noticed 1 stray heart. I couldn't ignore it so this is what I did with it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Please come back tomorrow to see the card for my daughter-in-law using the same stamp set.
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