Ok it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and if you haven’t made your cards here’s a couple of quick and easy ones that anyone can make before Sunday!
Both of these cards are used with stamps alone, no designer series paper or fancy techniques both can be done very easily with products you have at home and not necessarily Stampin Up products. Use your imagination to improvise with what you have. Why not just use a paint brush and brush some ink from your ink pad onto the cardstock to form a background??
Card number one is using white cardstock for the card, Mint Macaron (new colour in Stampin Up) but you can use any colour ink and cardstock you wish. Even if you don’t have the cardstock to match just use the white cardstock and ink still looks lovely!
I have inked an acrylic block with the ink (use piece of plastic of some sort if you don’t have an acrylic block) ink it up and then spritz it with some water (use a water spray bottle that’s all). Then stamp the inked up block onto your white cardstock and it gives a mottled effect. I did this one twice and it has come out a bit dark but still got a water mottled effect in the background. I then just stamped a flower stamp, this one is from the Petal Palette set but you can use any flowery stamp you have and stamped it in black memento ink over the top. I then stamped the sentiment directly onto the card front and added three little pearls at the bottom. Very easy.
Although I have heaps of designer series paper here in the craft studio, I wanted to show how easy it is to create your own backgrounds without the special papers.
Take some small stamps – the ones in sets that you may overlook – these are great for backgrounds! Randomly stamp the card front. In this one I used three little stamps from the Swirly Birds stamp set (flower, stems and dots) and believe it or not I haven’t used these little stamps before and I think they make a great background. For the dots I stamped them off once so that they are a lot lighter in colour. I used Balmy Blue ink and cardstock another new colour in Stampin Up but as I said if you don’t have this colour use any of the colours you have at home.
I tied some white baker’s twine around the card and silver embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder but if you don’t have any embossing powder just stamp it in black or the same colour ink you used to do your card. I only have the one Mother’s Day sentiment and you know you don’t have to just say Happy Mother’s Day, I thought always thinking of you is just as appropriate. You always write happy mother’s day inside the card anyway! I adhered it on with dimensionals. Another very simple card when you don’t have a lot of time!
Hope you get some ideas from these cards today and I would love to see your Mother’s day cards you have made.
Cheers for now!