As always, creating cards for OWH makes a person think ahead, and because Mother’s Day cards need to be shipped out before March 31 I thought I’d get a move on. Traditionally, many Mother’s Day cards depict flowers or butterflies, and there definitely is a myriad of those kinds of stamps and supplies on the market to accomplish this.
Mother’s Day Card, SU Painted Petals pink
Mother’s Day Card, SU Painted Petals yellow
Then I got to thinking that although I enjoy a flowery card, not everyone does – which led me to think outside the box a little. My stamp collection was scoured to find some suitable alternatives that I think ended up working well in the end.
Mother’s Day Card, Lighthouse
Mother’s Day Card, #1 Mom blue
Mother’s Day Card, #1 Mom red
The lighthouse was not that big of a stretch, but it was a fun challenge to come up with the last two. The foam finger stamp is from an OWH set made by Hero Arts, and the name of the set is Dude; however, I think most moms would be happy to receive such a card.
This is a clean and simple card that has the look of class and refinement. I love when cards come together so tailored and sophisticated looking with only 2 colors and very few supplies. The Classic Hats stamps are from Inkadinkado. The tiny sentiment comes from Impress Stamps, and I picked it up at their shop when we visited Seattle last year. Don’t you think the individual stamps worked perfectly together?
Hats Off to You
The white squares are 1 inch with a black shadow background. The white background of the card is embossed with Stampin Up’s Stripes embossing folder.
I made these cards back in 2010 and when I look at them now, I see a few things I would change. Overall, though, I am pretty happy with them. They are made with a set of Inkadinkado “horses” stamps, and the brown patterned papers are from an inexpensive set I bought at Michaels. I used VersaFine ink, one of my most favorites because it brings out minute details, in color vintage sepia. I used a stippling brush around the horses because it reminded me of dirt that a horse might kick up when it gallops.
On the card below I used a wood grain scrapbook paper and a denim paper as the background. I made the sewing holes with my Sew Easy stitch piercing tool and then hand stitched the stitches with a heavy thread. I thought the silver brads reminded me of rivets used on denim and I like the look of them on the card. If you know me, you know that sewing is definitely not my forte and I probably could have done a better job, but then again have you looked at the stitching on some store-bought denim jeans? Maybe I didn’t do so badly after all. 🙂 I really like this card a lot and hope to improve on it when I make the next batch.