Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I've been busy making cards for the mothers in my life and I am here to share them today, a day early.

For the first card, I used the current card sketch at Frosted Designs. I am also linking up with the current stamp and die cut challenge at Cooking With Cricut, which is to make a Mother's Day card using a stamp or manual die. Since "all" I have for die cutting is a Cricut, I used a stamp. This stamp is from an older Stampin Up set. I stamped it in Archival ink and then colored it with watercolor pencils. I went over the coloring with a water pen to blend the colors.

I used an embossing folder to make the frame on this one and then inked the raised part with a few different colors of ink to make it stand out.

I used my Cricut a lot for this one. The background and sentiment were cut using the "Cindy Loo" cartridge, and the butterfly is from the Sentimentals cartridge. I wanted to add a little something to the tone on tone background so I went over some of the flowers with Moonlight Smooch ink.
There you have it, I have cards for my mom, mother-in-law and two grandmas (I made two of the first design). I hope all the mothers out there have a great day tomorrow!


  1. Hi Jessica, this is gorgeous and your colours are just lovely. I am entering one in this but mum passed away in November so it is hard to do...God has made her our Angel...have joined your blog as like what I see. ♥

  2. Such a cute card, and an adorable image. You did a great job on the coloring and the flowers are great! Thanx for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

  3. Cute cards! Thank you for choosing to use the Frosted Designs sketch for the first one. The little "dressed up" girl is adorable and a great choice for Mother's Day! Please play along again with us at FD next time. Beverly

  4. I love the glitter on the first card, along with the cute colored-in stamped image! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs! :) -Heather, DT

  5. Hi Jessica. You did a great job coloring that stamp! Great blending!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs! :-)

  6. great cards, thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs, hugs, martina