Sunday, March 26, 2017

Big Hugs on Mother's Day

03/29/2017 Update: Top Three Winner in AHSC Challenge #204.

Mother's Day isn't until May but I thought I would make a few cards for family members who are blessed with children. This is the first card of the four I will be making. Depending on time, I may make three more like this one or I may try to create different cards for each. I purposely did not make a square card because it increases the cost of mailing here in the USA. A rectangular card does not increase postage.
A panel of white cardstock was texturized with an embossing folder. The stripes were then made from strips of white cardstock colored with a Copic marker and adhered. The leaves were die cut and adhered. The flowers were stamped, colored with Copics and coated with clear Wink of Stella. One flower was adhered directly to the embossed panel and the other two were backed with foam and adhered.
The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock. I don't have any Mother's Day stamps so used a word die. The panel was adhered to another panel of green cardstock and then to a white card base. The inside of the card was decorated with a die cut leaf and sufficient space was left for a personal message.
My card layout was inspired by a sketch and is being submitted to:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #204

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, dry embossing, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: Paper Sweeties "Pretty Posies"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black
Dies: Impression Obsession "Scroll Vines" & Lawn Fawn "Big Scripty Words"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! "Lovely Lace" TIEF & Dimensionals foam; ZIG Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. Such a pretty design! I love the clean look and your flowers are beautiful. Love that die cut stem! :)

  2. Such a fun and cheery card! Love the colors and love those flowers! The embossed background is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC! -Lori DT

  3. lovely card! love the embossing!
    thank you for sharing with us at AHSC!


  4. Beautiful Mother's Day card Melanie. I love the embossing background! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

  5. So pretty, Melanie. Beautiful flowers that look special against the embossed background!

  6. So beautiful Mel! You should share this over at the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Group! Debbie would love to see how you've used those pretty posies! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

  7. Love that embossing folder and your layout is right on...beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Atlantic Hearts this week.

  8. I love the background! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!