Friday, May 1, 2020
Spring Celebrations 2020: Mother's Day
Hey Festival Friends!! This past Christmas, I decided to invite some crafty friends to join me in a Festival of Christmas with a themed, limited run series of social media hops. It was so fun that we decided to do more limited run series!
And it is time for another one: Spring Celebrations. There are five episodes in this series, and this one focuses on Mother's Day.
I don't know about you, but I am always whipping up a few last minute Mother's Day cards. And everything I make gets used right up! Let's give tribute to all those female role models in our lives.
One of my co-workers commissioned me to make a few Mother's Day cards for her, and this one is for a pregnant friend of hers, for her very first Mother's Day!
I started by ink blending the background with Cracked Pistachio and Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide inks. Then I very carefully, with the aid of my MISTI, covered the 5x7 panel in a diagonal with the Concord and 9th Sketched Stripes background using Versamark ink. It was then White Satin Pearl heat embossed.
The panel was then die cut with my now go-to dies, Honey Bee Stamps A7 Double Stitched Frames dies. Because I am obsessed with 5x7 cards now. Seriously.
All of the dimension on this card is achieved using coaster blanks. Inexpensive, lightweight, recycled, and recyclable. Easily die cut too! If you haven't tried it, you might want to. I will never go back to foam tape or fun foam.
This floral cluster is from Concord and 9th Hello Lovely stamp set and coordinating dies. It is White Satin Pearl heat embossed on watercolor paper and watercolor painted with Daniel Smith paints. LOVE them. Obsessed with them. Thankful to be part of a group that does shares of them. That way, I get about 25 colors in half pans for about $100. I only have 2 shares, but that will hold me for a while 😉
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink-Keep It Simple: Mother. It is stamped in Cracked Pistachio, then clear heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Icicle Ultra Fine embossing powder. It is, by far, my favorite clear embossing powder.
It needed something more, so I dug out the Concord and 9th Tropical Vibes dies and cut out a bunch of leaves from vellum to tuck behind the die cut floral cluster.
I hit the inside quick with Pumice Stone ink and the floral cluster and finished with Versafine Onyx Black for the sentiment.
Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.
Don't miss the rest of the hop, linked at the end of this post.
Concord and 9th Hello Lovely bundle http://shrsl.com/28vx6 [C9]
Concord and 9th Hello Lovely stamp set http://shrsl.com/28vx5 [C9] http://shrsl.com/28vx7 [ScB]
Concord and 9th Hello Lovely dies http://shrsl.com/28vx4 [C9] http://shrsl.com/28vx8 [ScB]
Concord and 9th Sketched Stripes background:
http://shrsl.com/28vxf [C9] http://shrsl.com/28vxd [ScB]
Concord and 9th Tropical Vibes die http://shrsl.com/28vxx [C9] http://shrsl.com/28vy6 [ScB]
Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Mother http://shrsl.com/28vxu [PTI]
Honey Bee Stamps A7 Double Stitched Frames: http://shrsl.com/25ger [ScB]
Distress Oxide ink pads and refills: http://shrsl.com/24gdb [ScB]
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl embossing powder: http://shrsl.com/2639q [ScB]
Brutus Monroe Icicle Ultra Fine embossing powder: https://www.brutusmonroe.com/products/copy-of-ultra-fine-embossing-powder-icicle
Color coded Blender Brushes, set of 5: https://amzn.to/2WhcmIM [AMZ]
Katz Coaster Blanks: http://estore.katzamericas.com/category/Blank-Coasters
Tanya Boser- that's me!