Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SSS- Mother's Day

For this card, I decided to play with contrast and rich colors, while at the same time keeping the card bright.

I started by stamping a few roses and leaves from the Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever stamp. After coloring them with my Copics, I carefully cut them out and set them aside to work on my panel.

I wanted to create something elegant, but feminine at the same time. So, I cut a piece of black cardstock to 4x5.25" and a piece of subtle patterned paper to 3.75x5". I adhered them together, leaving a black border around the panel. This would tie in to the back outline on the flowers, as well as the black sentiment.

I layered the colored flowers and leaves onto the panel. I used Tombow Mono liquid glue for the flat pieces and foam squares to make some of the flowers pop off the page. Since this card is going in the mail, I kept the dimension subtle and small. There are only

I tied a light pink ribbon at the bottom of the flowers to create a subtle border.

I stamped the greeting from Simon Says Stamp's Mother's Day stamp set at the bottom of the card. It came out a bit too thin and delicate, so I went over it with a think black marker.

I adhered the panel to the front of the base, and as a last step, scattered a few pearls around the roses and added a few white dots to the flowers with my gel pen.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever, Simon Says Stamp Mother's Day
Ink: MFT Hybrid Ink in Licorice Black
Base: Bazzill Marshmallow
Paper: Bazzill Black Licorice (black panel), Glitz Design Hello Friend 6x6 
Copics: Roses (R22x R35, R29, R89), Leaves (YG95, YG97)
Pink Ribbon
Melissa Frances Pearls
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Scrapbook Adhesive Foam Squares
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen


  1. Oh my goodness this is stunning! I never cease to be blown away by the vibrant colours of your designs. The flowers are amazing!

    1. Thank you, Kylie! You're so sweet. *hugs*

      I'm really happy with how the flowers turned out. I actually went through a few different colors (pinks, some yellows), but I ended up really liking the richness of red, especially against the white background. :)