Thursday, April 28, 2016

Elegant Mums Just Perfect for Mother's Day

Hello Junkies!
Karen McAlpine with you today and I have been having a busy week working in the yard and crocheting more baby gifts.  Of course, I still made time to make a few cards for the ladies.  Today's cards were made with a stamp from the April New Release collection by Technique Junkies. This stamp is perfect for Mother's Day cards.  Take a look



Materials List:
Ink: Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, and Fired Brick Distress inks
CS: pink
Paper: Mixed Media pad from Strathmore
Sprial Punch
Label Punch
Ribbon
Lace
Pearl trim



Make It:

  • Punch the top edge of the pink CS with the spiral punch
  • Distress the pink CS with Spun Sugar and Fired Brick ink
  • Tear a sheet of the mixed media paper torn from the pad-keeping the spiral edge in tacked
  • Ink Elegant Mum with Victorian Velvet ink and stamp on a sheet of the mixed media paper torn for the pad--don't cut off the spiral edge
Note: don't clean your stamp!  The Distress ink is very wet!  So, I stamped a second image--you will see it on the second card later in this post.


  •  Add Spun Sugar ink to the stamped image using the direct to paper method ( no tool needed-just gently sweep the pad across the paper)
  • To the centers of the flowers, add Fired Brick ink with a stencil brush
  • Heavily distress the edges and add to the pink CS base
  • Stamp the Sentiment, punch, and distress 
  • Punch a second label from pink CS
  • Layer both labels over a piece of  lace, gathered ribbon and some pearl trim


***Perfect for a Mother's Day Card!!  Just stamp a sentiment on the inside and you are good to go.  That is what I will be doing with both cards!!


Second Card:


This is the second stamp impression I made without reinking the stamp. I stamped on a soft cream CS and added a layer of white.  The card base is lavender CS


I layered some pretty fibers onto the card --a ruffled ribbon, burlap rick rack, and white tulle.  Another perfect card for Mother's Day!!


So glad you stopped by today.  **Sunday is the May New Release blog hop!!  What happened to April, right?  The months are just flying by!  I hope you have a super day and that you find time to create a little something for someone special. 
See you again soon!
Karen McAlpine

2 comments:

Aimeslee W. said...

Pretty cards! xoxo

Beth Norman said...

Lovely work with these stamps. They look so Victorian. It's nice to see two different versions using the same stamp.