Hello Crafty Friends - I am here with a Mother's Day card.
This card is mostly die cuts and some simple stamping. It's not my usual kind of card because it's very shiny. I like some shine here and there but, I decided to use Rinea Foil paper for my flowers.
Let's get started
I gathered all my supplies and then I die cut all the flowers, leaves and letters. I die cut more flowers than I actually used and colors I didn't use. I just add them to my die cut stash for future projects.
Then, I die cut the letters for the word MOM.
I wasn't in my craft room so didn't have my mat to line up the dies so I used my trimmer.
I cut the word 2x - once from the gray cardstock that I will inlay the coral-pink cardstock letters.
Next, I stamp my sub-sentiment and trim it down.
Now, that I have all the components ready - Let's build the card.
I start by layering the white cardstock onto the gray card front panel.
Then, I inlay the word MOM into the gray band I cut. I add adhesive to the back of the opening of the word MOM this way it's easy to inlay the letters.
I check my spacing.
Next, I get a piece of craft foam and measure the length I need and trim. I like using the craft foam for the middle band like this so that it stays nice and even. Also, it's not too bulky for mailing.
Then, I start to arrange the flowers how I think I might want them. I call this a dry run. I do not use any adhesive until I know this will be the final placement.
Once, I know this is how I want the flowers to be and the band looks good I start to adhere the flowers into place. I keep checking with the band to make sure I stay straight (I tend to stray off sometimes). I also tuck the leaves here and there.
I trimmed apart the one set of leaves so that I would have several leaves in different sizes without having to die cut lots of leaves.
Now, that I have all the flowers adhered in place - I adhered the middle band in the center. Next, I added a few jewels to the center of a couple of flowers. I kept the jewels in Iridescent White.
Now, My card is complete!
A simple inlay, lots of layered flowers and beautiful results.
Fineline 20 Gauge Applicator
White Cardstock, Medium Gray Cardstock
Rinea Foil Paper
Jewels: Elle TRU Jewels - Medium Orange
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