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Mothers Day Cards

Brace yourselves, today’s post is huge! Since Mother’s Day is next weekend, I thought I would share a bunch of Mother’s Day cards I made. I made SO many cards. So many, I have some tips to share!

Last year I decided to make Mother’s Day cards for my Sisters and friends. I’m repeating that again, along with making some cards for friends to give out. Since I have some new Concord & 9th Turnabout stamps sitting in my pile of stamps to use, I thought I would stamp a bunch of backgrounds. That way I would have a good starting point.

Because I did so much stamping, I’m going to share pictures of some of the backgrounds along with the inks I used. This is something I started doing while I craft, so I don’t have to remember the names of the items I used. I made backgrounds using a number of different Turnabouts, using these eight color combinations.

As you can see, I used a variety of inks and even tried some colored cardstock this time. Ok, let’s see the cards. I’m going to post the cards with the same stamp background together, to try to save my fingers with all the typing. Oh, I didn’t even use all the backgrounds I made, so if you see one above but no card, it’s because I ran out of energy lol.

The first card was actually an Anniversary card I made for my sister. The hearts are from Hero Arts Heart Infinity dies, cut from MFT Poppy cardstock and Gina K Design Barely There (that is also the cardstock I stamped on). For the second card I used Simon Say’s Stamp’s Stitched Circles to cut one from Vellum and the second from MFT Coral Crush. I did my Versamark/Gold Embossing trick on the vellum. The sentiment is from Altenew’s Extra Special, stamped with Versamark and embossed with Wow Opaque White powder. The card base is also MFT Coral Crush, and the envelopes are Gina K Design Coral Reef. This background stamp is the Stitched Turnabout, along with the sentiment on the first card.

This stamp is the Flower Patch Turnabout. For the first card, I cut a piece of white cardstock to cover the bottom corner, and added a strip of MFT Brushed Gold cardstock. The larger flower is from the matching dies was cut from MFT Poppy cardstock. The smaller flower is from the Darling Petals Turnabout, cut from vellum. The leaves on all from cards are from both previously mentioned Turnabout sets, along with some from the Everyday Bouquet Turnabout set. On this card the cardstock used for the leaves are MFT Gold Sparkle, Limade and GKD Lucky Clover. The sentiment is from Altenew’s Extra Special, stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with Hero arts Gold powder. The card base is MFT’s Poppy.

With the second card I decided to cut the stamped background down using a die from Concord & 9th’s Lovely Blossoms. The border and card base are MFT Poppy. On this card I switched the vellum and cardstock flowers around, making the larger flower from vellum, the smaller from Barely There. The leaves are GKD Lucky Clover. The sentiment is from the Darling Petals Turnabout, stamped in Versamark and embossed in gold. I used foam tape to add the flowers to the card panel (I did that on all four cards). This envelope is GKD Coral Reef.

Let’s tackle cards three and four together, since they are similar. On these cards, I stuck to the large flower (GKD Wild Wisteria and MFT Tickled Pink). The sentiments on both cards are from the Floral Patch Turnabout, stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in white. The leaves on the third card are MFT Silver Sparkle, GKD Lucky Clover and Key Lime. The forth card features more Silver Sparkle and Lucky Clover. The card bases are MFT Periwinkle and Limeade respectively, with GKD Wild Wisteria and Luck Glover envelopes.

This next set of cards uses the Everyday Bouquet Turnabout. The first two cards were stamped on MFT Sno Cone cardstock. The foliage is GKD Blue Raspberry, MFT Silver Sparkle and Sno Cone. The flower on the first card is from the Everyday Bouquet set, and was cut from MFT Summer Splash. The card base is Neenah and the envelope is GKD Blue Raspberry.

On the second card, I cut a GKD Blue Raspberry fishtail banner from the banner in the Floral Patch Turnabout. The sentiment from Altenew’s Extra Special, was stamped and embossed in white. I added a MFT Silver Sparkle fishtail banner behind it, and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s You & Me stamped below it with Silver Shimmer Delicata ink on a thin strip of MFT Sno Cone. The card base and matching envelope are GKD Blue Raspberry.

For the third card, I die cut the darling from Darling Petals Turnabout from MFT Brushed Gold cardstock, along with three from white cardstock, and layered them together. I stamped the Friend from the same set in Altenew Heart Beat on a strip of white cardstock. I adhered the sentiments to the card panel with liquid adhesive and a little bit of foam tape under the friend. The card base and matching envelope is GKD Coral Reef.

Whew, for card four I added a sentiment from Extra Special, stamped and embossed in gold, to a strip of vellum. I adhered the vellum to the back of the panel, then added it to a GKD Wild Wisteria card base with fun foam. The envelope is also GKD Wild Wisteria.

These last two are my odd balls, lol. The first one was made with one of the wreathes from the Wreath Turnabout set. I stamped it four times with Silver Shimmer Delicata ink on MFT Tickled Pink cardstock. I added the large vellum flower with the stamped sentiment from Extra Special in Hero Arts Silver embossing power. The lovely is from Concord & 9th’s Hello Lovely, die cut from MFT Silver Sparkle cardstock. I layered it with four white die cuts, then added it to the flower with liquid adhesive. The card base is GKD Soft Stone, with a MFT shimmery Tickled Pink envelope.

The last card was made with Concord & 9th’s Lovely Blossoms Turnabout. I die cut the panel with MFT’s Mod Rectangles, along with a smaller, vellum rectangle to anchor my flower. The flower (along with the card base) are GKD Wild Wisteria. I stamped the sentiment from Extra Special and embossed it in white. The leaves are GKD Lucky Clover. The envelope is GKD Lovely Lavender.

Boy, making all of those cards was exhausting enough. Who knew writing about them would almost as tiring. But, I’ve glad I got to share them with you. Hopefully there are some ideas or helpful tips in all that information. If you have any questions, or I forgot something, or you just want to chat, leave a comment below!

Check back next week, I’ll be sharing some big news!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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