Mother Card Featuring Taylored Expressions #1

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! With Mother’s Day on Sunday, I decided to create another Mother card. This one can be used for Mother’s Day, birthday or just because you want to tell your mom that you love her. For this card I am featuring products from Taylored Expressions. I love her designs and the quality of her products. So let’s get started!

I start off by stamping my image on white 110b card stock from Michaels. This paper is from my scraps. I like this stamp because it is great to go on the front of cards and can be the main focus of the card. I stamped the image using Versafine Onyx Black ink. When I am using a sentiment as my focus point I like to use the VersaFine ink because it is a very dark black and provides nice crisp lines when you have fine details like this stamp.

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Next, I set this aside to let the ink dry and started die cutting the rest of the pieces using my Sizzix Big Kick machine. First, I cut the light pink quatrefoil piece. Because it is a very delicate piece, and I can be sloppy with glue, I applied Stick It to the back of my pink card stock. Stick It works great with your die cutting machines and dies. I didn’t have any stickiness on my die cutting plate when I removed the piece. Next, I cut the pattern paper to fit behind the quatrefoil piece. The pattern paper is from Hobby Lobby but you can use any pattern that you want.

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After this I die cut my sentiment using a bracket frame die that I absolutely love. I colored in the heart with a pink Copic marker. To add some sparkle and shine I went over the heart with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush pen a few times and then used Glossy Accents over that. I love the affect that this makes and the glitter seems to sparkle just a little more. I usually let this dry overnight because I am overly cautious but you should let this dry for about 30 minutes.

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Now for the fun part of putting all the pieces together to create your card. I took the backing off of the pink quatrefoil piece and adhered it to the pattern paper. If you don’t get it lined up perfectly just use your craft knife and carefully trim the edges where the pattern paper is over the outside edge of the pink card stock. I wrap grey and white twine twice around the panel I just made and tie a bow. It is helpful to add a little drop of glue being your bow so that it doesn’t move or come untied. Next, I add foam tape to the back of my sentiment and add it to the panel. For the card base I used 110b white card stock from Michaels. I adhered the panel to the card base using my Scotch ATG gun.

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Your card is finished and ready to give to your mom for Mother’s Day or her birthday. As always there is list of supplies with links below. I hope that you enjoyed todays project!

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