I know it's a little early for a Mother's Day card, but I thought I would make one anyway. I am pinched for time lately and I am planning ahead.
This was a fun card to make and where I put the "happy mother's day" words, you can add birthday, thinking of you or even a valentine's day sentiment.
For this card I used a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock. I also used Crumb Cake cardstock for the layers.
I took a piece of the "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and cut the end that had the least hearts to use for the background layer. That background layer measured 4" x 5-1/4". Be sure to have the hearts going the right direction before you cut the DSP.
Next I took the bottom part of the DSP with all the hearts and cut one 1-3/8" x 3-3/4" and the other was cut 1-3/8" x 3-1/8". I cut the Crumb Cake layers 1-5/8" x 4" and 1-5/8" x 3-3/8". I taped those layers together and then taped them to the front of the card on top of the DSP background layer.
I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it 3-1/4" x 1-1/4". I cut the Crumb Cake layer 3-1/2" x 1-1/2".
I stamped the top part of the flower leaving a little over 1/4" at the top. Then I stamped another flower on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I used Blushing Bride ink for the flowers. Then I stamped the stem and leaves using Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the center of the flower using Soft Suede ink. Actually, I did that right after I stamped the flowers to give it a chance to dry before I had to fussy cut it out. Once the flower was cut out, I added some Dimensionals behind it and set it in place on top of the other stamped flower. I did turn it a little to give the flower the look of being a more full flower. I thought it looked kind of blah, so I took my "Wink of Stella" pen and colored over the flower. It didn't show up in the photo but trust me, it did make a big difference. "Wink of Stella" is a nice way to add a little sparkle to your work without making it look like a glittered after thought. Once I was done with that, I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on top of the heart panels.
The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set. I hope they don't retire it, it covers every holiday and yearly event. Though I don't think St. Patrick's Day is in there, but then again, I never send out cards for that day anyway!!! LOL I stamped the words using Soft Suede ink and I used the Classic Label punch to punch them out. I set them in place using Dimensionals.
This was a fun card to make. I was back in my element. I have always LOVED to make cards with lots of layers. But I know not everyone likes to do that so many times I will keep the layers down to a minimum.
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