Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Postcard for Mom

Hi, everyone.

Don't know about you, but I keep thinking these homebound, chilly days are prime card-making opportunities. But, the cold seems to be zapping most of my mojo.

Fortunately, mojo returned for a few hours yesterday. So, I managed to make a few Mother's Day cards to break in my new SU postcard background stamp. Think these little cards turned out pretty well.

Even though our marching orders are to make more general mom cards, I couldn't resist using this garage-sale find, retired SU sentiment  on a few postcard cards.  The next batches will be "Love You, Mom" cards -- I promise!  :)

Crate Paper Cottage Collection; Distress Ink core
Stampin' Up! postcard background and sentiment stamps
Paper Smooches Botanicals stamps
Distress Inks (victorian velvet, bundled sage, walnut stain)
Martha Stewart butterfly punch; Fiskars scissors; brown zig pen
Really Reasonable Ribbon lace; stash heart-shaped gems

A few card-making details:
  • The sentiment is from a retired set (2000) and is heat embossed using clear powder.
  • The various botanicals were stamped in first, second, third generations -- with the top layer being heat embossed.
  • In addition, the "Place Stamp Here" rectangle was also stamped on a second paper, then cut-out and attached to the background stamp.
  • Finally, the postcard is stamped on the reverse side of the cottage collection paper. Picked this up at Big Lots because the reverse side neutral was so nice. :)

Think that's it for this card. As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

1 comment:

  1. Love how you added the embossing. Really adds nice texture and depth. Great job!!