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
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


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.