Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful ladies who are caring for your God-given treasures, to those who are in a position of caring for children – step-mums, guardians, to dads – who have to step in as mum and to everyone of you who share the load. It’s a very special day to honour a very special Mum in our lives. So for our Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop I created a Mother’s Day card using our Floral theme.
There are an endless amount of options when it comes to Floral and the variety that Stampin’ Up! offers.
The hibiscus from the Timeless Tropical stamp set is a pretty image to colour. I stamped 2 of these and coloured with Light Flirty Flamingo and Light and Dark Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends, Then I cut along the petal lines of one flower, curling the petals with a bone folder. This flower was attached to the other to create a 3D flower.
With such a pretty flower, I wanted my background structured and simple. I die cut several labels from the Hand Penned DSP and arranged it to the card. This created an interesting background for my flower.
I hope you enjoy your Mother’s Day with your family and getting spoiled! Thank you for spending some time with me on this special day and I hope to see you again soon. Please click on the Next button to see Satomi Wellard’s lovely project.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I am loving the From my Heart suite. The heart shaped doilies are a must have for some dainty embellishing. I usually love a doily and these are heart shaped – so sweet.
These doilies come in red and flirty flamingo. Over the next week, I’m going to show you some alternative ways to use these. Dress them up or keep it simple – let’s see how these hearts are going to be great on so many projects long after Valentine’s Day is over.
I’ve used the Beautiful Moments stamp set today. With lovely images of women and children I think this set is perfect for all the wonderful women in our lives and would make lovely Mother’s Day cards.
For the heart on today’s card, I flipped it over to the white side. Then I added some stamped field flowers with Versamark. These were stamped randomly and heat embossed in Copper. Adding Crumb Cake sponging on the heart gives it a vintage look.
On the Crumb Cake card base I added a panel of Designer Series Paper from the Botanical Prints Product Medley. This Medley is such great value. You get a stamp set, dies, DSP, embellishments, ribbon – everything for you to get creative.
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The stamped image has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends and I’ve embellished around it with some vellum leaves die cut from the Animal Friends dies. These are all layered on a piece of Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper – a free offering during Sale-A-Bration.
I am loving the soft feel that this card has with the embossing and sponging on the heart doily. Who would guess that it’s red (or is it pink) underneath? Click on any of the images below to go to my Online Shop. There’s lots of fun products that you can get free with any purchase over $90.
To all you lovely ladies who are doing the best job of all – being a mum, to those who are step-in mums and care givers and those Dads who take the place of mum. Hope your little ones (or not so little ones) show you the love and appreciation you deserve on your special day.
I am blessed to be mum to my daughter Cassidy. She is a kind and caring lady and amazes me with her compassionate spirit to see the good in everyone. I am also thankful to God for blessing me with a kind, caring, Christian mother who was always there to listen and was always telling us and showing my sister and me that she loved us. My project today is a tribute to my mum who passed away 17 years ago, the day before Mother’s Day. That was a very tough Mother’s Day to go through.
The photo I have chosen for my scrapbook page is one that brings back a beautiful memory for me. I remember this framed photo sat on my Dad’s desk until the day he passed away – they had been married for 39 years and he missed Mum so much when she had gone. This photo shows my mum sitting at a typewriter. This was taken at her workplace but I also remember her typing aerogrammes (who remembers them?) and pages and pages of letters to friends and relatives.
Mum and Dad’s love story began at their joint workplace – Back to the Bible Broadcast. This was a Christian radio ministry. My Mum was involved in the music – playing piano and accordion and administrative work. So I think this photo had special significance to my Dad.
This scrapbook page just had to have orchids because my mum loved purple Singapore orchids. I had the perfect stamp for this didn’t I? The Orchid Builder stamp and die set worked perfectly.
I used a retired 12’x12′ Basic Black cardstock sheet as my base. Then I created the watercolour wash on the Shimmery White cardstock using Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral. I inked separate Clear Blocks for each colour and using an aqua painter, washed the colour onto the Shimmery Cardstock.
Once this piece had dried, I added the Timeless Textures stamp in Highland Heather. The Sheet Music stamp further captures this tribute, remembering my mum’s love of music. Her ‘other’ job was teaching piano at home and in the early days going by bus to the student’s homes to teach them. Lots of sacrifice was made to help our family.
I inked only part of music stamp by ripping a piece of paper and covering part of it, inking it up and then stamping it. This creates that unfinished look on the stamped image.
The orchids were stamped in Basic Grey and I added Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Rich Razzleberry with sponge dabuers to colour them. These orchids are easy to create with the coordinating dies. The centres have been stamped in Mango Melody onto So Saffron cardstock.
To create the leaves, I water coloured a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with Old Olive and Shaded Spruce ink. Once dry, I stamped the leaves in Shaded Spruce and die cut them. The flowers and leaves have been laid onto a branch from the Seasonal Layers die.
I then incorporated the typewriter from the lovely P.S. You’re the Best stamp set which has a vintage look about it. Some colour was stamped onto it with the Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch.
The addition of of the Delicate Lace Edgelits and a doily adds a softness which reflects my mum’s character and her sense of style. A few rhinestones coloured with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend embellishes this layout perfectly.
I chose this Bible verse because my sister and I were truly blessed to have this special lady as our mum. I have used the Story Label punch, which is available in the new catalogue, to write out my sentiment.
A couple of weeks ago I hosted a Mother’s Day themed class and we created a card with the Wonderful Romance bundle. It’s so pretty and the bouquet is perfect for colouring in. The bouquet we made in class was coloured with Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green. I worked on another bouquet in Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron on the same day because it’s nice to see the different looks you can get just by varying colours. This card is created with that bouquet I coloured in.
I’ve layered this beautiful bouquet on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. This paper has a variety of wood textures in different shades. Perfect for masculine makes but as you can see it’s great for any card or project.
I started by cutting a panel of Wood Texture paper and a smaller panel of Daffodil Delight paper. I cut into these 3cm to create a cute opening. Then using a bone folder I curled the edges and folded slightly. The Everyday Label punch out, stamped with the Sheet Music stamp has been added under these layers. I liked the pop of colour this added in Poppy Parade. The bouquet has been mounted with a glue dot right over the join where the stem is and then raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals for the rest of it.
The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. This set has so many sentiments that you can mix and match and is a great addition to any collection.
Team it with the Duet Banner punch (which is also retiring) for some quick sentiments to add to projects.
For my card today, I wanted a small sentiment as I didn’t want it to be too heavy against the flowers. I stamped the 2 lots of words and then used the Classic Label Punch to punch them out, snipping the excess ends off. This is a quick method of getting a uniform height for your sentiments without having to trim tiny pieces of cardstock on a trimmer.
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