Mother’s day

Our challenge at Cardz4galz is for a Mother’s Day card and I hope this inspires you to join us with your own creations. Generally I don’t make Mother’s Day cards these days, as my mom passed away a long time ago and so did my hubby’s mom, so I don’t have a reason to make them. But I do have a friend who asked me to make her mom a card so this is what I did for her.

The folder is an unbranded 3D one I’ve just acquired. It makes a lovely impression. I was playing around a bit with inks in the folder and initially didn’t get the ink onto the correct part of the folder so this piece came out with a slightly grungy background. I liked it although it wasn’t what I had planned, but I needed more colour so I used the same inks, but this time brushed the colour where I wanted it on the raised impression. The pink wasn’t quite pink enough so I went over it again with a darker ink and liked the result much more. I also wanted some shine so I dusted the entire panel with Perfect Pearl powder and spritzed a little mist to set it. After edging the panel with a black border I wound some thread around it and then glued it to the card front. The sentiment is from a very old CTMH label set and using Versamark I stamped the circle and the center. Then I heat embossed with Recollections Copper. Used a Hero Arts infinity die to cut the circle and added it as you see in the photo.

Because I was messing around with the folder I have several others ready to go for other cards. Thanks for taking a look and I always value your comments. Have a great day wherever you are.

12 thoughts on “Mother’s day

    1. Thanks and I hope so as the last 2 didn’t appeal to many so less entries than usual. I really like this folder and have done a few using it.


  1. This is GORGEOUS!! Love the way you added the ink – loosely on background and then more concentrated on the flowers and leaves. Love the colors you chose as well!


    1. Thanks. In a way it happened by accident as I didn’t ink the folder properly. Sometimes beautiful results occur when something doesn’t quite work at first.


  2. Gorgeous card. The embossing folder and the soft inking is really pretty. I only send Mother’s Day cards to my daughter and daughter in law. I guess I better make them.


    1. Thanks – I suppose if I had kids I would still be making them but now both our parents are gone there is no point.


  3. Thanks. I’ve really enjoyed playing with this folder. Each card slightly different and all very pretty.


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