A beautiful Mothers day card! Get inspired for Mothers Day using this blog as a guide, what better way to show love then making something? Take a look now!
You will need:
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine (660200) or Sizzix Big Shot Express Machine (660850) or Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Machine (662220)
- Flowery by Tim Holtz - 665203
- Brushstroke Flowers by Tim Holtz - 665210
- Sizzix Paper Sculpting kit - 662225
- Sizzix Making Tool - Die Pick - 656380
- Sizzix Die Brush and Foam Pad - 660513
- Sizzix Charcoal Opulent Card Pack - 664536
- Sizzix Adhesive Sheets - 656802
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
- Craft Mat
- Water Spray bottle
- Paper Trimmer
- Access to a word processor and printer or stamped sentiment and stamping ink
Parents should be celebrated and shown that we appreciate everything they do. Mothers' Day is such a fantastic opportunity to show our mums, moms, mothers, grandmothers and even cat moms they mean the world to us and what better way to do it but with this beautiful card? Simple, elegant and using one of my favorite inking techniques, this card is the perfect way to say thank you for years of putting up with me!
How to make:
Start by applying an adhesive sheet to the back of a sheet of pearl card from the Charcoal Opulent Card Pack. Use the Bigshot Machine to die-cut the Tim Holtz Flowery Die from the sheet of Opulent card stock. Helpful tip: The pressure when cutting is better when the die and card are layered as follows: Multi-purpose platform - bottom cutting plate - die with blade facing up - card - top cutting plate.)
I used the Sizzix Paper Sculpting kit, die brush and die pick to extract all die cut pieces from the flowery mask element. This made the process much easier.
Take a roughly A4 sheet of white card. Using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Picked Raspberry, begin lightly adding some ink to random places using the Sizzix Multi-Tool with the blending attachment. Make sure you leave a lot of white space.
Apply the ink directly to a craft mat and give one or two sprays with the water bottle to create inky droplets. Take the white card and apply to the sprayed surface and transfer the inky droplets to the white card surface. Apply different amounts of pressure to create different effects. Repeat this until you are pleased with the outcome.
Once the inked card is dry, cut a square big enough to cut one of the floral elements from the Brushstroke Flowers #2 by Tim Holtz. Use the big shot machine to cut the floral element then use the Paper Sculpting kit to add dimension. This will be the floral embellishment to the right of the sentiment.
Peel the protective layer from the back of the adhesive sheet on the the die cut Flowery element. Choose an area of inked white card to show through the die cut florals and adhere the card to the inked surface.
Using a paper trimmer, trim the layered die cut area from previous step to a 13 x 9 1/2cm rectangle. Fold a sheet of A4 white card stock in half and trim so that when folded, it measures 14 x 11cm. Adhere the layered floral rectangle to the centre so that an even border is all the way around.
Print your sentiment on a sheet of white card and trim using the paper trimmer to create a strip. The letters should have even space above and below and the strip should measure the same width as the card base. The sentiment needs to be left aligned with enough space for your floral embellishment. Apply a small amount of Express Glue to each side and adhere roughly 3cm from the bottom of the card.
Adhere the sculpted floral element from step 3 to the space to the right of your sentiment on the strip and your card is finished ?
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