Hello and welcome to the February Blog Hop by the Stamptastic Friends, an amazing group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their creations with you all, this month with a theme of ‘Fabulous Flowers’. I wanted to bring you an idea for a handmade card for Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on the 14th March here in the UK.
Whether you have come straight here to me, or hopped from somewhere else, be sure to hop on over to the rest of the team to see some fabulous makes.
A Handmade Card for Mother’s Day
Now, you might notice that the sentiment on my card doesn’t really shout Mother’s Day! That’s because my Mum is no longer with us sadly, so I just switched out the greeting to turn this card into one that I could use!
Can you see that embossing!!! Wow, isn’t it stunning? I used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder to emboss a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock, before mounting it onto a mat of Whisper White and a Seaside Spray cardstock. The 3D embossing folders from Stampin’ Up! give such a deep, clean impression, I must say I was very impressed.
The flower itself was created by using the largest of the flower images in the set and the smaller stand alone flower. Both were stamped in Smoky Slate ink, to keep the overall effect nice and light, before being coloured in with Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends.
Both flowers are fussy cut before the smaller one is slightly shaped and then layered on top of the larger one using liquid glue in the centre and dimensionals round the outside- to try and help keep it shaped. The main flower is then layered onto a piece of the marbled effect DSP and then onto a piece of Seaside Spray card cut using the amazing Stitched So Sweetly dies.
Can you see the small piece of vellum on the right hand side? This is a piece of a Square Vellum Doily – so pretty. I just trimmed a piece off and placed it between the DSP and the cardstock.
The reverse of the marbled DSP is the gorgeous replica graphite drawings of the peonies. This is absolutely stunning artwork and the panel really shows it off I think. A simple greeting atop the flowers finishes the card off nicely. If you were making this card for Mother’s day, just change up the greeting to something more suitable.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope my card inspires you to get creative. Please do come back if you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I have used here today, but please do keep hopping first, to see what everyone else has in store for you, I am sure there are some beautiful projects for you to see.
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