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Celebrating Moms & Mother’s Day Sale
Happy Mother’s Day!
Hello and Happy Friday! It’s Mother’s Day weekend! I want to wish all of the lovely women out there a Happy Mother’s Day and hope you have a glorious weekend of celebration, wonderful memories and also self care. I would also like to send my love to all of those who may struggle with the loss of a loved one, which can make this weekend difficult emotionally. That includes fur baby Mommies too!
In honor of Mother’s Day, I have created a coupon code for 30% off digital products in the store. Please use JMD30MOMat check out. Enjoy!
Mother’s Day Cards
I have three cards to share with you today and they are all using new products from my shop! Even though they use similar products, they do look pretty different. I like trying to use these digital items in different way. Without further ado, here are the projects.
This one is for Sharon, who is my mother-in-law. I asked my husband what he thought she would like on her card, and he said “definitely yellow roses”. So, I give you – huge yellow roses!
For this card, I knew I needed yellow roses, so I decided to use the tiny cake topper bouquet in the Sweetest Birthday Digital Stamps set since it showcases 3 roses prominently. I planned the card in my Silhouette software so I could place the floral digital stamp, the cut file “Mom” from Wonderful Mom Digital Die Cuts (you can also find there HERE with Dad files), and the additional message (which I just typed myself in the software) exactly where I wanted them. This allowed me to get the sizes and placement just right.
Once it was planned, I printed the image and message and had the cutting machine cut the card front at 4 x 5.25 inches so it would leave a trim area on the card base, and also cut the Mom word two times. I inked up one with It’s a Boy ink pad from Catherine Pooler, and glued it on top of the other one to give it some dimension. I used my Letraset AquaMarkers for coloring the bouquet and softened with a brush and water. Before placing the card panel, I used the same ink to swipe color on the card base to match the cut out. Last but not least, a few yellow sequins from my stash to make it sparkle.
This one may be a bit of a surprise, but let me tell you that she definitely is a wonderful mother. Mommy to sweet Kamilla, works very long hours and has had a few hurdles this year, to say the least.
I chose to use the Wonderful Mother 5×5 card as the base and cut it out of 110 lb Neenah so it would be strong. I did adjust this file to have a finished card size of 5.25 x 5.25 in. (5.25 x 10.5 in. before folding). This design is intricate, so make sure to change the settings to get a clean cut for your card.
I knew I wanted to use a bit of this awesome Pinkfresh Studio paper from the Let Your Heart Decide collection – A side Whim. I love the shade of pink which I think has a peachy quality to it, and the sweet floral images in the background. I love that the grid keeps this from looking toosweet. I added thin lines of glue to the back of the cut design and added the paper. Hint: I cut this paper square just slightly smaller than 5.25 square so that it wouldn’t accidentally poke out from the front. There is enough of a frame to keep things looking clean.
I wanted a little sparkle, but needed it to be subtle like the pretty pink background, so I used some Stardust Stickles over the words, but not on the flowers. I could have used it there too, but this way, it accents the words. For just a bit more bling, I added blush tones of sequins from the Rose Garden mix (sorry, no longer available) from Little Things / Lucy’s Shop. I added a few Sparkling Clear sequins too for variety. I hope she likes it.
Sweet, kind, caring. She’s been so supportive during this transition, and really in all things. Thanks for being my Mom!
For my darling mom, who is a fellow card maker, this was going to be a challenge. This card evolved a few times, but I finally ended up with something a little different than what I usually do. I hope she likes it.
Disclaimer: I apologize for the shocking green glitter background – it is so bright on my screen right now. LOL
The watercolor this time was using the Catherine Pooler inks – just a top on a slick surface and a blender pen (you could also use a brush and water). Hint: My watercolor paper was a little beige looking, so I used my COPIC N0 Neutral Grey to color around the image and in any “white spaces” in the design. It’s so subtle, and the color just “disappears” to the eye.
The oh-so-cute dotted background paper is another from Pinkfresh Studio – B side of Beautiful from the Be You collection. I think the pattern keeps the sentiment from looking so stark and brings the pieces together. I matted the patterned paper with a deep coral cardstock from my stash that is close to the Tutti Frutti ink color.
There is also a special addition of a dragonfly. For my mother and I, the dragonfly has a very special meaning. This one is cut from the Spread Your Wings Digital Die Cuts set. I cut him a bit smaller than I should, so I took an extra step to offset the cut lines a little larger to ensure a more successful cut out. He is inked with more CP inks, and covered in the same Stardust Stickles. I propped a brush pen under each wing while the stickles was drying to get the wings to stay up and curled. He’s attached with a glue dot under the main section of his body. I hope the camera is picking up all of this dimension. The final touch of more Sparking Clear sequins and Silver Heart Confetti from PPP.
So – what did you think? Can you believe these are all digital stamps and digital cut files? If you haven’t tried digital, I hope you will consider it. It’s a great time to give them a try with the extra 30% off coupon for this weekend only – May 11-14 – use code JMD30MOMat checkout.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired and I wish you wonderful weekend.