This Friday’s post is dedicated to all the moms out there.
Lately, I’ve been more short on time and so I was worried about making the perfect Mother’s Day card. I needed the following requirements to make my card:
- Easy to duplicate (one for my ma and the Beau’s mom)
- Something elegant
I find that the easiest way to make clean and simple (CAS) cards is to follow these rules:
- Find a sketch that will work
- Pick out some bold patterned paper or bold colours to play with
- Use minimal embellishments
- Use white space
As I wanted to make sure I had plenty of mailing time, I made my card a couple weeks ago and found that the #112 of Retro Sketches was the layout I wanted to follow.
I picked out Stampin’ Up’s Fresh Prints paper pad as I found the patterns to be bold, fresh and perfect for mom! I gave the card a large white border so that the center of the card was the focus and I used rhinestone gems to give it enough bling. The card came together pretty quickly and I was able to replicate the card pieces so that a few other of my friends could also make the same card to give to their moms. Easy peasy.
Do you have a card process when you start your projects? I’d love to hear how you work! Enjoy your weekend.
Stamps: Essential Sentiments – Amuse | Ink: Black Onyx – Versafine | Cardstock: Stampin’ Up, Paper Trey Ink | Paper: Fresh Prints – Stampin’ Up | Punches/Dies: Stampin’ Up, Your Next Stamp | Rhinestone gems – Kaiser Craft