Card base – cut 1 piece 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score in the middle at 4 ¼”
Mat for stamping and coloring – I used a die (see above) but you can just cut with your paper trimmer to 3 7/8” x 2 5/8”
Echo Park paper:
Green polka dot mat – 4” x 5 ¼”
Yellow polka dot strip – 1 ¾” x 5 ¼”
Pink gingham strip – 1” x 5 ¼”
Scrap of green polka dot piece – ¾”
Scrap of white cardstock – ½”
Now that you have all of your pieces cut, it’s time to make the card!
On the white cardstock mat, stamp “Mom” in the center using the Dandelion ink. Stamp the shadow in Angel Pink ink. Also, stamp “Mom” and the shadow onto Brutus Monroe Masking Paper. (This can be any color and doesn’t have to be perfect.) Fussy cut the Mom and shadow from the masking paper and cover your stamping on the card mart with the letters you have cut from masking paper.
With Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the largest flower cluster on the right side of your “Mom”. Because you have masked the “Mom”, when you’re done stamping, these flowers will appear behind the word “Mom”. Also stamp this cluster of flowers onto a piece of Brutus Monroe masking paper and fussy cut. Place the mask you’ve cut over the flower cluster you’ve stamped on the card mat.
With Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the smaller flower cluster on the left side of the “Mom” word you’ve stamped. PEEL AND REVEAL!
Color the flower images using colored pencils or the coloring medium of your choice.
With Bearly Art Precision Craft glue, adhere the yellow polka dot strip of cardstock approximately ½” from the left side of the green polka dot card mat. Adhere the pink gingham strip of cardstock right next to the yellow polka dot strip on the right. Adhere to your A2 card base.
Adhere the stamped and colored card mat to the center using Scotch Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape.
For the sentiment, “To the world you are a”, stamp onto a ½” strip of scrap white cardstock. With your wet glue, adhere the white strip to the center of the ¾” green polka dot strip. Angle cut on the right end. Adhere the sentiment strip to the card front and colored and stamped mat using a combination of wet glue and foam mounting tape (wet glue where the strip touches the colored card mat and foam mounting tape where the strip touches the card front).
On the inside of the card, finish stamping your sentiment, “but to us you are the WORLD”. I goofed and smudged my stamping so I mimicked the sentiment strip from the card front onto the inside of my card by stamping onto a strip of white cardstock and adhering to a strip of green polka dot card stock. Then to bring the yellow from the outside of the card to the inside of the card, I stamped “WORLD” using the Dandelion ink.
Now for some sparkle!! I used some water droplet gems on the outside of the card. I used 5 that trailed from the top right of the colored card mat to the bottom left.
I hope you enjoyed the card and I hope you have a WONDERFUL Mother’s Day.