Spring, Mothers Day Card sets- On this day before Mothers day I thought it would be nice to make sets of cards to give to my Mother and my Mother-In-Law and I had seen these in a YouTube video about a month ago and had the stamp set so I thought it would be a perfect way to combine a few different techniques that I had seen lately for this gift set. They had to be pretty easy to produce, special and let me explore some of my new products.
I used the new Hero Arts Ombre Inks with the tile background stamp for the orange and pink versions and a grey cardstock with silver pearl embossing powder for the closest match to Jennifer’s card. I mixed and matched the different sentiments from other sets with the orange card using the mama-elephant greetings ending up as my favourite. Case-study cards from different videos from Jennifer Mcguire Ink- tulips and ombre ink.
A couple of very important details for these cards…
1- when using the ombre inks from hero arts…make sure that you do as suggested and move the ink pad up and down a bit as you ink it up, this creates the blending and you will not have any white stips, also make sure you rotate the stamp or the ink pad to achieve the correct color order….light to dark and then dark to light again.Case-study cards from different videos from Jennifer Mcguire Ink- tulips and ombre ink.
2- Make sure that you support the back of the flowers well with small dimensionals so that when your Mom’s in my case mail the card the flowers do not get crushed.Case-study cards from different videos from Jennifer Mcguire Ink- tulips and ombre ink.
3- The Statler Aqua pens are really nice and have a very fine tip, Case-study cards from different videos from Jennifer Mcguire Ink- tulips and ombre ink. Check this video out here for the technique. Enjoy! Lee Ann
4-Mix it up! Use different colors of card stock with different complimentary color combinations and different shapes simply cut or die cut to form the dimensional panel on top. I used the MyFavoriteThings border die but you could do a partial die cut or simply cut a nice shape with scissors.
5- The tulips can also be fussy cut easily by hand but you could use any flower or other stamp with the same watercolor marker technique as long as it is a simple line art stamp, that you can paint over.
Enjoy! Lee Ann