..... 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.