Monday, May 4, 2009

Mother's Day Cards

I finished making 4 Mother's Day cards today. (Actually, I made 5, so that I can keep one in my binder and also share it with my local stamping buddies.) The cards are for our moms and our sisters. (We both have one of each.)

I stamped and colored the roses last night. I cut them out today, then assembled the cards.

The roses are done on shimmery paper. The paper has a coating which works well with watercolor techniques. The layout was inspired by a card I saw on splitcoaststampers, but I made mine simpler, since it is more my style.

I made coordinating envelopes too.

Stuff used:
Stamps: Rose from Stampin' Up's Fifth Avenue Florals set, sentiment from SU's Sketches set
Paper: Curious Iridescent Cryogen White; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter, Rose Red, Sage Shadow
Ink: Colorbox Frost white, SU Handome Hunter, SU Rose Red reinker, SU So Saffron Reinker, SU Regal Rose (for rose on envelopes)
Other: Clear embossing powder, Crystal Effects paper glaze (for faux brads), 3/16" paper punch (for faux brads), Fiskars Threading Water border punch, paintbrush


MiniKat said...

Gorgeous! :-)

Jean Day said...

I love your Mother's Day cards they are so beautiful!!

I have been to your blog before, so lovely and thought maybe that was you but I just wasn't sure, especially with your love of cats. Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment and finding my blog (I thanks May too, she is so great).
That Name convention was so much fun and so lovely to meet you. Thank you very much for mentioning the one in 2010. I didn't join this year but maybe we better, it sounds interesting.

All the best,
Mini Hugs, Jean

Mary said...

Your moms and sisters are just going to be so delighted with those cards and coordinating envelopes! It's amazing how you keep up steady progress on all of your projects.