Mother’s Day Cards

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 pink

Mother's Day Card, SU Painted Petals yellow

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, Lighthouse

Mother's Day Card, #1 Mom blue

Mother’s Day Card, #1 Mom blue

Mother's Day Card, #1 Mom red

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.

Hats Off to You – Another Masculine 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

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.

Mares, Stallions, Fillies, and Colts

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.

Galloping Horse

Galloping Horse

Handsome Horse

Handsome Horse

Pretty Mare

Pretty Mare

 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.

Horse Portrait

Horse Portrait