May 032015

In the past I have created similar Mother’s Day cards for my mother-in-law and my 2 daughters-in-law.  The only difference in the cards would usually be in the color(s) used.  This year, however, they use different images and are all unique… made special for each woman.  The cards being shared today are for my daughters-in-law.  I love both of them so much and am so grateful for the wonderful mothers that they are to my precious grandchildren.

The image panel has been popped up on foam tape and some scalloped lace tucked under the bottom edge.

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This card has been entered into a few challenges.

Simon Says Stamp Monday:  “Anything Goes” 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday:  “Anything Goes”

Sister Act Card Challenge #104:  “Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: “May 2015”

Had fun with this little flower image by stamping it twice in each “color.”  The first time the image was completely inked with the lighter tone and then stamped. Then, using a marker, a slightly darker tone was applied on just part of the image and stamped over the lighter tone.

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It’s a 2-step image with just 1 stamp! Smiley.Yes1Ani

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This card is playing along in the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge #430.

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:
Stamps: SU “I Like You” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”
Papers: PTI Select White; SU Garden Green; Simple Stories “I Am” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Rhinestones; Michael’s Lace Adhesive Trim

Card 2:
Stamps: SU “Painted Petals”; Flourishes “Siberian Iris”
Papers: PTI Select White; SU Always Artichoke
Inks: SU Always Artichoke, Lavendar Lace, Ballet Blue, Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pixie Pink and Real Red
Accessories: SU Tag Punch and Grosgrain Ribbon; Sizzix “Scallop Heart Doily Set: Lace Handkerchief” Embossing Folder

13 Responses to “For the Moms”

  1. I am sure your daughters-in-law will love their beautiful cards!

  2. Love your beautiful Mother’s Day card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  3. Both are so lovely, pretty coloring on the first, like the touch of lace there, and very creative on your look of two step stamping with just the one stamp, gives such a great look to the flowers, the embossing behind is such a great finish for it!!

  4. I really love BOTH of these designs!! Such a clever idea for the tags and your coloring on the top card is quite amazing!! Thanks for sharing! :) HUGS

  5. Oh, Susan, I love both cards, and so clever with the tags! My favorite is the first with your beautifully colored floral image and such a great layout! I really need to get that out and color it…I love the way you did yours! Hugs!

  6. Gorgeous flowers on both of your cards. LOVE the coloring on the first one. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  7. Oh, just beautiful, Susan! I seriously can hardly take my eyes off the first card. It’s simply perfect with a gorgeous colored image. Love the stamp! Then those cute little flowers and the fabulous embossing on the second card, well, it’s just so sweet!

  8. These are beautiful. Beautiful flowers on the first one and great texture on the 2nd one. Love them both.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment.

  9. Your DIL’s are very fortunate to have a MIL that loves them as much as you clearly do! The cards are beautiful, and I love the use of the tag punches!! Triple the fun!!

  10. Both are very pretty! And- very clever of you to make it a 2step stamp! :)

  11. Both so pretty Susan! I hope you are having a beautiful Mother’s Day!

  12. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper May challenge with your delightful crafting – hope to see you again soon x

  13. The pair of these are gorgeous! So impressed with your coloring Susan!

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