It’s never to early to start on card projects for your mom for Mother’s Day! What is great about this card is that you can change sentiment on the front to anything that you want. This card could be a thank you, get well or birthday card. The possibilities are endless. Today I am making a card featuring dies and stamps from Taylored Expressions. All of the products are listed below for you. The card stock that I used is from Michaels but you can use what you have in your stash to change up the colors.
First, I stamped my image onto 100 lb white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the Fiskars Stamp Press. The card stock that I used is scrap from other projects. I always clean my stamp immediately after I am finished using it with a baby wipe. I use inexpensive baby wipes from the grocery store. This will also give your stamped image enough time to dry. I have found that Memento ink does not take long to dry, but because I use Copic makers to color the image, I like to be on the safe side. In the picture below you can see the stamped image colored in and the Copic Sketch Markers that I used.
After I finished coloring the image, I set it a side and got out my Sizzix Big Kick to cut out all of my die cut pieces. I wanted to add some texture to the card so for the Lattice background piece I used a piece of white textured card stock from Michaels that is discontinued. If you have a wood grain embossing folder you can emboss the paper first and then run it through with the die. You can see all the die cut pieces in the picture below. Unfortunately in the picture you cannot see the texture in the lattice background piece, but I promise that it is there!
Next I did some heat embossing on the kraft tag. I stamped my sentiment with versamark ink on the craft tag and used white detail embossing powder. I have Michaels Recollection brand embossing powder but you can use any white detail embossing powder. I heat set it with my heat embossing tool and below is a picture of my sentiment.
Now comes the fun part of putting it all together to create the card! First, I cut down the purple card stock to fit behind the lattice background piece. To attach the lattice I used Martha Stewart All Purpose Gel Adhesive in small drops. Then I trimmed down my vase image to have a small white border and adhered the window die cut on top of it. Next, adhere the window piece to the lattice using your ATG gun or other runner adhesive and use the 1/4″ foam square adhesive to attach the window shutters to both sides of the window. For the sentiment I used the Scotch foam tape to adhere it below the window. Now attach this to your A2 card base using your ATG gun or other runner adhesive.
Your card is complete and ready to give your mom! Below is the list of supplies used and links where you can purchase them.