Mothers Day Card

Hi everyone,

Happy Mother’s Day to you!

Today I wanted to show you the card I made for my mommy and my mother-in-law. I’ve been taking the Online Card Classes: Watercolor for card makers and it is a wonderful class. I’m pretty sure I have taken all of these online classes because they are full of wonderful ideas and great resources. I recommend that you check them out.

For my cards, I decided to used a technique that Jennifer Razasa  taught on the very first day. Its by far my favorite technique today! After you create your watercolor background, you place your stencil over top of the wet paint allowing the water to pool into the stencil. You then put a cup (or stamping block) on the top to create some pressure and maintain contact with the water and stencil. After it dries (waiting is the hardest part!) when you lift the stencil you get a really neat background. I know your probably reading this and scratching your head, but trust me! Its so cool! You just have to take this class just for this one technique!

Here are the cards I made.

 

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I used distress ink to paint my wonderful background. The pink card has peacock feather, picked raspberry, and salty ocean.

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you can see where the color pools into the stencil when its left on top of the watercolor.

Mothers Day card 2014

For the blue card I used the distress ink colors salty ocean and antique linen. I love using antique linen on my watercolor backgrounds because it provides such a nice and soft color when dry.
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For the embellishments, I created the butterfly from a Simon Says Stamp exclusive die, and added an enamel dot in the middle of the body. A few sequins, pop dots and thread in the background and my card is complete!

Thank you for joining me, and I hope that you had a wonderful mother’s day!

 

Tina

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