Wednesday, 23 March 2022

SHC - Mother's Day Cards

..... Morning! It's time for my weekly Seven Hills Craft blog post. I've made a couple of Mother's day cards using products from lots of different companies. Here's my first card:

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Magic Spring Messages; Reverse Confetti - Botanical Stamp; Altenew - Not for You; C&9 - Big on You
Inks: Gina K - Red Hot, Tangerine Twist, Wild Dandelion, Lucky Clover, Tranquil Teal, Wild Lilac; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Magic Spring Messages; Reverse Confetti - Botanical Dies
Accessories: White & Black Card; Lawn Fawn Stencils - Clover Background; Copic Markers; Clear Embossing Powder; Crystal Gems

I'm submitting this card to Never-Before-Used-Schtuff - NBUS#36 - most of the products are new stash!! I'm also submitting this to Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies - HLSAGD#03 and to Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - HLSSC#03 where it's anything Goes.

I know that the background stencil is supposed to be clover, but when I saw it, I saw lots and lots of pretty hearts all forming triangles! I cut a piece of white card to 3¾" x 5", positioned the first part of the stencil with the whole clovers and lightly blended on a rainbow of inks diagonally across the card. Next, I used the second stencil with only half of each leaf and repeated the ink blending with a heavier hand. This gives a lovely blended background of pretty rainbow hearts!! I layered the finished panel onto a mat of black card measuring 3⅞" x 5⅛" and added the whole piece to the front of a side-opening A2 notecard (US size). I used my MISTI to stamp the greeting, removed the image from the MISTI and coloured it with Copic markers. I returned the image to the MISTI, stamped with Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I then used the matching die to cut out the greeting. I used the same process to stamp, colour and cut out the flowers. I finished the front of the card with some clear crystal gems from my stash. Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of black card. On the white panel I stamped 'I 💗 U' sentiment and added a sub-message, along with a vase of flowers. This is the card I made for my mum.

Next is the card I made for my wonderful mother-in-law:

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Magic Spring Messages; The Greetery - Sentiment Suite - Birthday
Inks: Gina K - Wild Dandelion, Sea Glass; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Magic Spring Messages
Accessories: White & Black Card; Altenew - Dotted Tile Cover Plate; Clear Shimmer Spray; Copic Markers; Clear Embossing Powder

I'm submitting this card to Color Hues - CH#37 where they want us to use yellow and soft teal.

I started by cutting a piece of white card and black card to the same dimensions as in the card above. I placed the white card onto the Dotted Tile plate and ran it through my BigShot. This is such a pretty impression. I lightly blended yellow ink in the centre and faded towards the edge, and added a soft teal at the bottom and top of the card - it reminds me of a bright sun in clear blue sky. I adhered the panel to the front of an A2 notecard. I spritzed the front with a clear shimmer spray - you can see it above. I used the method outlined above to stamp the greeting, only this time I coloured with just yellow and teal Copic markers. Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of black card. On the white panel I stamped a greeting and added a couple of little flowers.

I took another photo of the card - holding it outside the window of my office with the sun shining on the card - you can just about see the shimmer in this photo, although I did have to darken the image a bit to see the shimmer.

I prepared this post last week as I was due to start chemotherapy on 17 March and I wasn't sure how I'd be feeling (I usually make my cards the weekend before my Wednesday post). Anyway, I went to hospital as planned but the team were unable to start a drip for me. Apparently I have rubbish veins. So this week I've had a PICC line put in place and I'll be starting my chemo tomorrow!!

That's all from me today. See you again soon.

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I Card Everyone said...

Hello, Deborah! I just knew I'd find a million things to love here!
Let's start with card 2 - you have been so clever to get such a beautiful blend here and NOT get green! MIL is going to love it - I do!
Now about your 'clover' - you may be surprised when I tell you that I have zero clover stamps but have often created some with little heart stamps!
Just love your gorgeous color choices and perfect blending!

Lindsey said...

I love your rainbow hearts! And the card for your MIL is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Stencil Challenge and at Color Hues!

JulieP said...

What a fun card with all of the colors!!! I guess I should get going on my Mother's Day cards. Thanks so much for playing with us at the HLS die challenge!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

All I can say is WOW! to both cards Deborah, they are both Gorgeous, beautiful inserts also.
Healing hugs to you and your Mum.
Faith x

Nancy said...

All your cards are lovely as can be. The first card is FABULOUS and I love the way you did the hearts. Love the softness of your MIL card and that stitched cover-plate too. Thanks for being with us at Color Hues!

Sue Lelli said...

Fabulous cards! LOVE how you saw hearts! Brilliant!

Debbie Mageed said...

What happy, pretty cards you created! I just love them. Thank you for playing with us at the HLS Die Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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