Sunday, 6 March 2016

Two More for Mother's Day

Yes, me again!

As it's still Mother's Day here in the UK I thought I may as well share two more cards I made for today, one for my brother to give to our mum, and one for his fiancee's mum too.

So, without further ado, here they are...

I die cut a stitched rectangle and started by stamping the tulips with waterproof ink.  Then before stamping the bowl I used a post-it to mask part of the stems so the top of the bowl would appear to go behind them.  The sentiment was stamped next, I didn't want to spend time colouring the image and then mess it all up with the sentiment not stamping properly (I've learned this lesson the hard way previously!).  I then coloured the flowers with Zig markers and water, and added some pale blue to the 'water' before adding some Wink of Stella.  The panel was popped up on 3D foam to complete the card.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - You Are Wonderful, Fresh Flowers
  • Ink: Archival - Jet Black, Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
  • Accent: Wink of Stella - Clear

Challenge entries:

Stamping Sensations - March Challenge - Flower Power
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #51 - Easter/Spring/Masking (Happy 2nd Birthday, Time Out!)
Fantasy Stampers - Challenge #57 - Mums Rule
Just Us Girls - Challenge #333 - Flowers

And the next card...

The sentiment was computer generated using Cutie Pop font.  This was then die cut with a fishtail die, as were some bright patterned papers.  Next I stamped some flowers and leaves in bright fun colours onto a white cardstock panel before layering up and adhering the fishtail strips.  The panel was popped up on 3D foam and some co-ordinating buttons were added to the flower centres.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Uniko - Flower Power #1 and flower Power #7
  • Ink: Versa Color - Boysenberry, Rose Red, Orange and Tropical Green
  • Patterned Paper: Avery Elle - Brights Collection
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Fishtail Flag Stax
  • Tiny buttons from stash

Challenge entries:

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 415 - Mother's Day
Allsorts Challenge - Week 353 - International Women's Day/Feminine
Dream Valley - Challenge #126 - Mother's Day

That is all I have now for today, I hope you've had a lovely weekend and hope to see you again soon.


  1. Two beautiful floral creations Anita.

    Many thanks for joining our Flower Power theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts theme
    "International Women`s Day"!
    Have a happy day;-))m

  3. Your Mum's card is so elegant Anita! Beautiful colouring on the flowers. Love the sentiment on the second card.
    Hugs, Sharon xx

  4. What lovely, bright cards. Thank you for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday this week. Lynn - CCT Design Team x

  5. Lovely Mothers day card, love the pretty flowers and great sentiment, Thank you for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. Hope to see you again and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  6. Two beautiful Mother's day cards Anita. Perfect for our challenge at Fantasy Stampers, thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Crafty hugs

  7. Hi Neets,
    have saved your blog deets and have them ready to publish on next post all being well, welcoming you to my blog..
    Two great cards for darling mums.. thanks for heads up on that Cutie pop font just downloaded it and installed it into Word from Da font.
    I love their fonts too and use them a lot! love that saying true of mums..
    Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  8. Both of your cards are wonderful, and I have to say that I had to stare at your first card for a long time because it is so striking and beautiful. I love the way you colored your flowers and how you masked the bowl and 'filled' it with such realistic looking water. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  9. I am so involve with those tulips, have to get some. your card is so soft and pretty and love the shimmer in the water. Perfect

  10. Two more fabulous card! Thanks again for linking up at Just Us Girls!

  11. Two beautiful cards! Love the way youstamped the flowers in the bowl and the colours on your first! Glad to see you at TIME OUT!

  12. Lovely cards and how true is the sentiment, they certainly do hold everything together.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'International Women's Day' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  13. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Two fab cards Anita, love the tulips in the vase. I'm sure they were appreciated.
    Thanks for supporting us at Fantasy Stampers. :)

  15. Fantastic CAS card, love the pop of pink, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  16. two beautiful floral cards! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  17. Very pretty cards, love the clean finish. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  18. Very pretty cards, totally in love with the tulips card. Have to have this stamp, love the way you have coloured them.


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