Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mother's Day is Drawing Near

I know Mother's Day is still a few weeks away, but time does fly when you are having fun, and it will be here before we know it. As soon as I completed my Easter cards, I started working on an idea that I had been kicking around for a card design and decided to use it for this year's Mother's Day cards.

This technique allows me to maximize my cardstock paper with minimal waste. Here is the final result of the mock up card. I just could not get my lighting to co-operate.  The card is four sided and stands upright.

So how did I get started? I began with a 12x12 sheet of Fancy Pants double sided paper that had the manufacturing information on the white strip. I cut it in half to get two 6x12 strips with the white piece on the six inch side. I then scored from left to right at 3, 6, 9 and 12 with 12 being on the strip--see left hand side.

I inked all of the edges with Distress Ink and stamped and embossed the flowers so that they would be in the center of my aperture. Queen & Co pearls were adhered to each center.

The overlays were created using the Nestability Labels 6 die. I ran them through a Cuttlebug folder and swiped ink over various parts to bring out the embossed design. I did two panels to be embossed and two panels were debossed. This spices it up a bit, I think.
Next, I prepared the pieces that would go on top of the
embossed/debossed panels.
Below you can get a better view of how this all came together. I finished them off by stacking two flowers together and putting a brad through each and adhering them with the clear glue dots. LOVE those. The mom and cupcake were mounted on low profile foam tabs because I did not want to create too much bulk.

I can see this being used to cover the plain clear bottle that a bouquet of flowers come in or as a pencil/pen caddy. Slide this over the plain container and you have something that Mom or anyone else can enjoy all year long.

How great would this be to cover the holder for your summertime plasticware?  Much cuter on your table than that red plastic cup we all use.

Slide it over that small bottle of handcream/sanitizer that sits on your desk and you will smile each time you reach for it.
I created this as a topper if it is not used for other purposes. I added touches of Worn Lipstick Distress ink to this one, and just played around with decorating the Spellbinders Peony.

As always, thanks for stopping by to see what I have been inking. Can I be cheesy and say my ink runneth over? I do put it to good use by swiping it over everything that doesn't move. Keep crafting and inking in the name of love.
Until then.


  1. I loved this card when you 1st showed it to that I can see the close ups and have see how you made it, I think I might try my hand at making this. Thanks