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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Here are the tools and supplies used.
Making this Happy Mother’s Day card was so much fun.