With Mother’s Day fast approaching I am on the lookout for ways to make the day even more special. A handmade touch is one sure way to make mom smile and today I am going to share with you a card that you can make for her using a few simple tools and cardstock!
Mother’s Day Flower Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Essentials Cardstock – Neutrals
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz – Nostalgic- Kraft-Core 6 X 6 Pad
- Darice Quilt Embossing Folder
- Triangle Punch
- Leaf Metal Die Cut
- 1-2 inch circle from scrap paper
- Quick Drying Liquid Adhesive
- Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy
- Mom Electronic Cut File
Step 1: Use the embossing folder to emboss the blue cardstock. Sand it to bring out the Kraft color and dust it off with your dust buddy.Cut it down to be a 4 X 4 inch square and attach it to a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card base.
Technique Tip: Embossing weakens cardstock so as you are sanding be gentle and try be deliberate in what direction you are going. I like to sand all one direction and then turn the card and sand another direction until you have brought out as much of the core as you want to show.
Step 2: Punch out triangles and fold the short side of the triangles over like pictured.
Step 3: Fold the triangles in half so that they will have dimension.
Step 4: Using a strong adhesive like hot glue attach the “petals” to the circle (the circle won’t show so any scrap paper is great – it just gives you a base to build before adhering it to your card).
Step 5: Once all the petals are glued down attach it to your card and add a button to the center.
Step 6: Add leaves underneath the flower petals and attach the Mom sentiment. I cut my sentiment on my Silhouette Cameo but letter stickers would also work great!
Are you intimidated by Shabby Chic styles? No need to fear, they are really pretty easy and very fun. I’m going to show you in a few steps how to add some easy techniques to achieve this trendy look.
Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Card Supplies:
- Core Essentials Pastels
- Sand It Gadget
- Darice Embossing Folder Large Petal Background
- Verve Stamp Sets:
- Petaloo Flowers
- Want2Scrap Pearls
- Memento Luxe Ink – Angel Pink
Step 1. Begin with a 4 x 6″ card base.
Step 2. Cut a slightly smaller panel and emboss. Sand the raised design.
Step 3. Cut remaining mats as shown for card. Use a distressing tool to roughen the edges.
Step 4. Have you ever wished that you could match embellishments to a patterned paper, and you just didn’t have the right colors? It is so easy to create your own designer papers using Core’dinations and a simple background stamping. That way, you can create whatever you imagine. Randomly stamp a small image using an opaque ink.
Step 5. Machine stitch the stamped panel and the backing panel together.
Step 6. Add flower clusters, cheesecloth and sentiment as shown.
See, it’s really easy to put together your own shabby chic card. Here are the key ideas to incorporate to get this look -
- Soft, muted colors
- Distressed edges
- Sanded embossed designs – especially florals
- Lots of layers with textures
Mother’s Day is right around the corner!
Design Team Member Kim Jeffress created these gorgeous cards for this very special occasion. And her Tuesday Tip is get out that Core and print on it!!!
Take some time and create these gorgeous cards for the special women in your life.
And guess what!? Happy early NSD!!! Kim created a document just for you to print and make your very own cards at home! You can download it here:
Here is a little bit about this project from Kim,