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Mothering Sunday 2017

Happy Mothering Sunday to all the Mothers in the world!

My Mum loves Boston Terriers, and if she wasn’t caring for my aged Birman cat I think she would have a little pack of rescue Bostons. As Mothering Sunday is all about Mums I wanted to create a card that would make her smile, and I know Bostons would do just that! Art Impressions created an exclusive stamp for #STAMPtember2016 that I bought in this haul, so it was just made for a card for my Mum.

I bought a paw print clear stamp from Hobbycraft YEARS ago and I have used it in scrapbooking etc. but I can’t remember if I’ve ever used it on a card. I wanted to use it on the background to create my own patterned paper, so I cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest card to 5×7 inches and got out my VersaFine Onyx Black, Versa Mark ink, Lucky Limeade, Sahara Sand and Island Indigo inks and stamped randomly over the card until it was covered. The VersaMark ink was sprinkled with Stampendous! Vivid Orange embossing powder and heat set using my heat gun. once the paw print patterened paper was done I attached it to the card base with double sided tape.

I stamped the AI Bostons onto Neenah Classic Crest card and coloured them with my Spectrum Noir alcohol pens. There are several colour variations of Bostons, so I tried to create one red Boston and one lilac Boston, with the remainder being the traditonal black and white.

Once I had coloured the Bostons and i was happy I trimmed down the card to 6 cm x 7 inches so it would go over the patterned paper, but still show enough of it behind.

For the sentiment I used the lili of the Valley circular sentiments clear stamp with VersaMark ink and the same Vivid Orange embossing powder and because I don’t have a circular die that fits I fussy cut around the edge. I wanted to try to create a ‘dog tag’ out of my circular sentiment so I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole in the Boston panel and in the circular sentiment and then set a white eyelet in both. I used a short length of Hemptique twine in teal to continue the colour theme to attach the sentiment to the Boston panel.

To attach the Boston panel to the patterned base I added thick foam tape to the back of the panel and adehered it in the middle of the card.

 

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Mother’s Day Card 2015

I’ve been really inspired by the Clean and Simple look recently and I wanted to give it a go, but I was worried that it would look a bit lost with all the white card! Let me know if you think I got it right! I bought the Creative Expressions ‘Finishing Touches – Camellia – Complete Petals’ and Open Petals from my local craft shop and I asked them to order the co-ordinating ‘Striplet – Floral Meadow’ die but there was a UK-wide shortage of the Striplets, so I wasn’t able to get it in time & had to try something else. The Memory Box ‘Grassland Border’ (Style No. 825) popped out at me as I was perusing my die collection & I thought I could use the smallest of the Camellia flower dies to make a sort of wildflower meadow scene. I started out with a white 6x6in card base. The grass is cut from Lucky Limeade card stock and the flowers are from Wisteria Wonder. The ribbon is also Wisteria Wonder and so I stamped the Lilli of the Valley Circular Sentiment with the co-ordinating ink to tie it all in. DSC01350 I also wanted to create a matching tag to go with the card, so I die cut the largest of the Waltzingmouse ‘Stitched Tags Dies’ from Whisper White card stock and two circular gromits from Wisteria Wonder card stock and attached the same grass and flowers to the tag. The sentiment is from the Waltzingmouse ‘Say It With Style’ stamp set. The twine is from Hemptique and it just matches so well I had to use it to attach the tag to the flowers I was giving my Mum. IMG_0152 After attaching everything to the front of the card base, it looked very plain and I had a eureka moment because I remembered hidden in my stash were some white pearls (so still suitable for CAS) so I attached them as the flower centres & I thought the card looked so much better for them. I decided not to add pearls to the tag as it was around a plant and they were either going to get scuffed on the terracotta or dirty in the magical way only white things can get dirty! IMG_0151 Here is a picture of the card, tag and plants I gave to my Mum. I hope you all have a good week ahead! Sophia Hodgson Signature Tree

Mothering Sunday 2013

I haven’t really done much card making lately – my new job has taken up so much of my time & I’m a bit exhausted to do much else at the weekend!! But, because it’s Mothering Sunday this week, I decided it was high time to do some!

I started with an A5 white window base card (HobbyCraft) and inked the edges of the apeture in Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’ (Ranger). Next I drew a cloud on a Post-It note and cut it out, sticking it on the internal panel where it would be clearly visible through the apeture. Using Distress Inks in ‘Peacock Feathers’ and ‘Salty Ocean’ I built up the colour on the panel and over the cloud masque, working each colour from opposite ends of the panel, meeting in the middle. When it was a beautiful, graded blue I removed the masque and the cloud left behind was white on the blue background.

Next, I used my Stampin’ Up! ‘little leaves’ Sizzlits die in my Big Shot and cut out 3 branches out of green card and stuck them on the inside panel so they could be seen through the apeture. I had some ‘Petals’ (Papermania – Capsule ‘Liquorice Sherbert’) in my stash, so I used 3 of them by squeazing some Liquid Pearls ‘Pastel Raspberry’ (Ranger) on the back, so when I pressed them onto the card it came out through the little hole in the middle of the flower creating a pink centre!

I used my Nested Pennants die (Spellbinders) to cut the bunting from Tea Party 6×6 Pad (Dovecraft). I used white foam AlphaMinis (Papermania) to write the sentiment on the banners.

Last, but not least I pierced holes in all of the flags and on the folds of the card where I wanted the banners to hang. Using some white cotton and a sewing needle I strung the banners together and threaded the banners onto the card, tying knots in both ends on the inside of the card so they didn’t show. On the top and bottom banners I used foam pads to hold the flags in place on the card, but the middle banner was free-moving.

Mother's Day Card 2013

 

Post Script: My Mum LOVED this card – she said it was the most lovely card she had ever seen, so I was quite moved by that!