Happy Mother’s Day Card

My project today is a Happy Mother’s Day card with a beautiful flower and brightly colored foliage on a soft blue scalloped layer.  I used the Organic Shapable Poppy, Flower #5 (large leaves), Large Ivy, Small Flowers #3, Nested Rectangle Scallop and the sentiment from the Happy Mother’s Day set. 

Bright, colorful flowers and foliage are the perfect embellishment on a happy Mother's Day card.  Come see how I made this using dies by Rubbernecker Stamps.

The Card Base and Sentiment Layer

  • Cut the A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
  • Cut the sentiment layer using a large rectangle scalloped die. and white cardstock.
  • Apply masking tape around the border of the scalloped layer.
  • Apply a blue layer to the scalloped rectangle using a large blender brush and Tumbled Glass ink.
  • Stamp the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment on the scalloped layer using Nocturne ink.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scalloped layer and attach it to the card base.

The Flowers

  • Cut three sets of the Organic Shapable Poppy and one set of the Small Flowers #3 using Raspberry Fizz cardstock.
  • Place the poppy sections face down on the molding pad and form the petals using the large round stylus.
  • Turn the sections face up, push down in the center with a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the three poppy layers together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the small flower sections using green cardstock.
  • Form the small sections using a small round stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the sections to the center of the poppy using glossy accents.
  • Form the tiny pink flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Note:  Check out my paper shaping video tutorials if you would like to see how form my flowers.

Bright, colorful flowers and foliage are the perfect embellishment on a happy Mother's Day card.  Click on the picture to see how I made this using dies by Rubbernecker Stamps.

The Large Leaves and Ivy

This is the first time I have used my new Color Fuse inks to watercolor since I got them.  I have been so inspired by Allison Arbour’s beautiful cards using the inks to watercolor die cut images.  I decided to see what I could do with them to create pretty foliage for my arrangement and I love how bright and vivid it turned out using three different greens from the Color Fuse Set #11.  Allison is one of the very talented members of the Rubbernecker design team.

  • Cut the large leaves and ivy using hot press watercolor paper.
  • Spritz a layer of water over the leaves.
  • Squish the lightest color green ink pad onto a palette, pick up the ink with a water brush and apply the ink to the leaves. Note:  I use one of my large acrylic blocks as a palette
  • Repeat the steps using the two darker green inks to create variegated, natural looking foliage.
  • Heat dry the leaves with your heat gun.
  • Place the leaves face up on the molding pad and form them using the leaf tool.

Arrange the Leaves and Flowers

  • Attach the large leaf section to the card base using glossy accents.
  • Apply a good amount of glossy accents to the back of the poppy and attach it to the card base.
  • Tuck the ivy sections under the poppy and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching a few small flowers to the ivy using glossy accents.

Bright, colorful flowers and foliage are the perfect embellishment on a happy Mother's Day card.  Click on the card to see how I made this using dies by Rubbernecker Stamps.

Making this Happy Mother’s Day card and using the Color Fuse inks to watercolor. was lots of fun  I have to admit it’s been quite a while since I have water colored and I am a bit rusty. This color combination is one of my favorites and  I have used it quite a bit recently.  Check out my Missing You Card and Butterfly Greeting Card to see other examples.  I sure do appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. 

Here are the dies and stamps used for this project.

Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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5301-04D Organic Shapable Poppy Die
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5175-05D Flower #5 Die Cut
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5162-02D Large Ivy
[ RBB ]
5309-09D Small Flowers #3
[ RBB ]
3311 Happy Mothers Day
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

Perfect Match Raspberry Fizz…
[ PPR ]
Hot Press Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Color Fuse Set #11
[ RBB ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Large Fine Point (23637), Pentel Arts…
[ ELH ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]

Making this Happy Mother’s Day card was so much fun.

5 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day Card”

  1. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, Kittie!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the light blue background you’ve created for your GORGEOUS FLOWER! SO DELICATE & FEMININE!!! PERFECT for today!!! ;)<3

  2. Hi Connie — Your cards are so beautiful. I had to buy all the pieces to make the Vintage Card. So delicate and special. Can hardly wait to make a card. Thank you for the inspiration and ideas,


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