Mother's Day Card

I won't lie this was out of my comfort zone and was really time-consuming, but I loved making it.  There will be more cards like this in the future.  Let's talk about what I did.


I started with Bristol Smooth Paper and built a bouquet using VersaFine black ink and stamps from Tim Holtz's Flower Garden stamps and a leaf stamp from a discontinued set of See-D's Stamps.


I took my Inktense pencils and added a few lines of color to the leaves using the Leaf green and Apple Green for the perfect shade.


I used the same method for the flowers, working with Fuchsia and Poppy Red, working with one flower at a time.  The curled edges of the flower are colored using just the Fuchsia.  I had to use two layers of color to create the deep intensity.  I also used Sun Yellow to put the spots of yellow on the stamens.


Once the piece was dry I took a Micron 01 to outline the flowers and the leaves, which brought back the intensity of the black outline.  I don't usually do this, but felt this card needed this extra touch.


The centers of the flowers needed to be outlined with a Micron 005 to keep the fine details. This really made the middle pop.


After I outlined everything I used a stamp from the Momma Elephant Pretty Peonies stamp set and the Mother stamp from an older discontinued stamp set from Impression Obsession, to create the greeting. The "Wishing you a beautiful day" is all one line, but I broke it up using the post-it note trick to block off sections of the stamp while inking.   I used a Sakura Clear Glaze pen and put a dot on each of the yellow stamens, which doesn't really show up in the pics.  In real life, it really adds a lot of interest to the card.


For the finishing touches, I added some jewels using Multi Medium Matte.  I picked up these jewels at a local scrapbook store when I was home in November.  I really love how this card turned out.

Links to Products Used:


Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,

AZ | SSS
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue

AZ | SSS
Ranger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce
Ranger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce

SB | AZ | BI | SSS
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black

AZ | BI | SSS
Derwent 12 INKTENSE COLORED PENCILS Watercolor
Derwent 12 INKTENSE COLORED PENCILS Watercolor

SB | AZ | SSS
Sakura CLEAR Pen 2 Pack
Sakura CLEAR Pen 2 Pack

SSS
Sakura MICRON BLACK PIGMA PENS 8 Pack
Sakura MICRON BLACK PIGMA PENS 8 Pack

SSS
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets

SB | AZ | BI | JI | SSS | MFT
Mama Elephan Pretty Peonies
Mama Elephan Pretty Peonies

SSS | EH
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLOWER GARDEN
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLOWER GARDEN

SSS
Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP
Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP

SSS
Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP
Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP

SB | AZ | SSS
Martha Stewart MEDIUM FOOTED STAMP MOUNT
Martha Stewart MEDIUM FOOTED STAMP MOUNT

SSS

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