Saturday, April 23, 2016

Non-traditional Mother's Day Card

ETA (4/26/16):  I was so excited that this card was chosen to be an Honorable Mention at CASology. Thank you so much!



This may not *look* like a Mother's Day card, but the great thing about making your own cards is that you can personalize cards specifically for someone.  There are a couple reasons I made this card for my mom.  First, she really likes more natural colors over pinks and purples. Also, she gave me this stamp set, and I often will make a card for someone using the supplies they gifted me!  I used the "thankful for you" sentiment on the outside of the card because I think it gets the appropriate message across for mom.  I can write or stamp "Happy Mother's Day" inside.


The process for this card was not hard.  First I sponged blue distress ink on the left side of the card, then I stenciled the green over top of that.  The stamping was done with pigment inks because I think that looks nice and smooth over top of the dye ink sponging.  

Supplies: Inkadinkado Meadow stamp set, Gink K sentiment Thankful For You, Avery Elle pigment inks Sea Glass and Jungle, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage, Heidi Swapp stencil, Gina K Ocean Mist cardstock

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up April (Dye Ink, Pigment Ink, Sponging, Stenciling)




Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit and kind comments!

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Heidi! I'm sure your mom will love it. I rarely think to stencil over sponging ... I need to do that more often! This looks so beautiful with the two tone stenciling. And it all looks so perfect that that gorgeous stamped image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  2. What a lovely card you've created for your mother! I just adore how you sponged, stenciled and stamped the left side of the card and I may have to try that technique one day soon! Gorgeous creation, well done :)

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  3. Oh, Heidi, this is beautiful, and I think it's extra special because your mom gave you the stamp set using the sentiment from it! She will love that (whenever I used to wear something my mom gave me when I visited her, she was pleased). I love the stencil over sponging as well, and I really love the silhouette image. Stunning card with this lovely color (one of my favorites), and she is going to LOVE it! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  4. There's no better sentiment to put on a mother's card, Heidi! Love that soft blue and green sponging and stenciling and the simple flower! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. Your card is very lovely! I know your mom will love it!

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  6. Your card is very lovely! I know your mom will love it!

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  7. What a lovely idea to use the stamp that you Mum gave you, so very thoughtful. Loving the blending and the stencilling over it. Wouldn't have thought to use pigment ink over it so thank you for the inspiration x Such gorgeous colours x Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments ... The flower stamps you asked after are Stampinback, I got them direct from them in the Netherlands x Thank you so much for stopping by x

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  8. Oh my this is just gorgeous, I may to give this a try sometime, I love the look, she will love that you used the stamp set she bought you :)

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  9. This is so incredibly pretty! I LOVE the soft colors (I also prefer blues/greens over pinks/purples any day!) and the way you grounded your main image with the sponging! This is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

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  10. Hey Heidi!! Your card is simple beautiful. I love the colors, the placement of your images and sentiment. You did a great job.Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

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  11. It can absolutely be a mother's day card! It is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology !

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  12. Popped back to say Congratulations on the shout out and Honorable Mention at CASology, so very well deserved x

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