Normally I never make a card for Mother’s Day because we always visited our mothers.
Now in times of social distance, a mother in law who is 94 and myself in a high risk group we don’t go anywhere. So I made a card for her. My own mother passed away years ago. she is always in my heart.
I started by putting Tombow Multi Mono Glue on the backside of my stencil the evening before I made my card. The glue is permanent when you adhere something when it’s still wet or removable when it is completely dry before sticking it to something.
I saw it used by Kelly Latevola and tried it a few times now and it works great, here is a link to a YouTube video where she is a guest by Hero Arts and shows you how it’s used.:
I temporarily adhered the stencil to my cardstock and first put the Squeezed Lemonade with my Blending Brush on the inner areas of the roses. Then I used Abandoned Coral with a second Blending Brush started on the outside of the roses, working to the yellow and blending the two colours together.
I put it aside to dry and in the meanwhile I looked for a heart die.
I die cut the heart out of my stencilled cardstock, put some repositionable E-Z Dots behind the heart and temporarily adhered it to my craft sheet. I temporarily adhered my stencil on top of that, paying attention that the stencil is positioned in the same place as the first time.
With my palette knife I spread some Nuvo Glimmer Paste through the openings in the stencil, this way I only have paste on the roses when finished.
Immediately after I was done, I removed the stencil and cleaned it with water and did the same with my palette knife. I let the paste dry overnight.
The next day I cut a base card out of linen textured cardstock in a matching colour.
And glued the panel on to my base card.
I saw some particles of the glimmer paste sticking outside of the heart and thought I could sand it off. That was a mistake, don’t do that!! The paste is a hard layer and as a result a piece broke off that covered part of a rose and I had to repair it. Perhaps carefully cutting it will do the job or remove it when it is still wet.
Before I repaired the heart I put some 1 mm. foam tape on the backside, then repaired the little area by using a toothpick to spread a little bit of paste on to the place it broke off. Glad it was a small area.
Carefully not to touch the wet paste I peeled off the backing of the foam and placed the heart back in to the opening of the panel.
I didn’t had a stamp that says Moederdag, that’s Dutch which translates into Mother’s Day, so I decided to print one and printed as white letters on a black background.
After printing I cut it in a strip and adhered it with 0.5 mm. foam tape onto the heart.
I finished the card by gluing some Jewels from Lucy’s onto my card.
It’s a large card, almost 6” x 6”, and a large card requires a large envelope. I only have these large envelopes in white so I thought I would use the stencil partly on it. I didn’t like that so I went through my stamp map on the computer to search for a rose stamp that looks similar to the roses from the stencil.
I have all my stamps in a map on my computer, the images sorted by category. The most images are the front of the packages they are sold in and found easily on the internet by my favourite stores or brands. The ones I didn’t find an image from I scanned in a stamped image or the package they came in. This way I can quickly find what I have and can use. This way I also have made maps for my stencils and dies.
I found a pair of roses, not as big as the stencil roses, but that didn’t matter. I only used one of them because I didn’t like the other one after a try out. I only stamped the little rose once on the front and once on the closing flap on the back, simple but just that little bit extra to make it pop. I stamped the roses with Distress Oxide, the regular Distress Ink didn’t give me the same colours as on the card because the envelope was a different kind of paper.
After both the roses were completely dry I added Micro Glaze on top of the roses to prevent smudging.
This way I made a fitting envelope by the card and I am very happy with this set.
The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
Viva Decor Designo Papier
Rose Stencil unbranded
Tombow Multi Mono Glue
Distress Ink Abandoned Coral and Squeezed Lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress Blending Brushes
Tim Holtz Vagabond
Nellie Snellen Die set MFD060 Straight Heart
E-Z Dots Repositional
Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone
Linen Textured Cardstock Flamingo for the card base
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards – Jewels Clear Iridescent Mix
Sentiment is made with the computer
Little rose stamp, unbranded
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade and Peeled Paint
Distress Micro Glaze