Wednesday 28 March 2018

Mother's Day the Sequel

Mother's Day the Sequel

Hi There!

Yes, I'll admit.  I had a brainstorm
(before anyone goes all pc on me
that is a technical term) and for all
I had created some articles specifically
for Mother's Day; I omitted to post

You don't have to be crazy to
live my life but it does help.....

As you will see, each card lends
itself to more than one
occasion all that is required is
to change the greeting 

I have three such projects for you;
the first is from Hazel Harler
and it goes like this:

 "For the background I placed a stencil 
on some white card and sprinkled it with
 Cosmic Shimmer Pixie dust and then
 sprayed it with water. 

I dried the card with a heat gun and 
stamped the Paperartsy Hot Picks flower 
and coloured it with a felt tip pen. 

I then edged the card with a black pen and
 added the ribbon then adhered the 
decorated card to a card blank.

I stamped a butterfly onto card 
that I'd coloured with Pixie dust, cut it out 
and adhered it to the card and then
 finished with the sentiment and some sequins."


The next card is from Jane Castle and it
goes like this:

"Here is a fairly quick and easy card to help
 with any ideas if you are struggling with 
what to make.

"For my base card I used a linen textured card 
and cut a paper heart template to work my
 Gelatos off to form my outline.

Then using the blending tool worked around
 the heart before removing the template
and added buttons following the 
shape of the heart.  There's lots of
lovely buttons on the Craft Barn website
if you need to stock up

Some I added thread to for added interest. 

Then using the same 3 colours of Gelatos
 coloured a piece of card and added a die 
cut Mum, a couple of Tim Holtz die cut wild 
flowers at the bottom and finally some 
Ranger Liquid Pearls to enhance the 
shape on the outside."


and finally, here is a card from
Claire Jackson

My card uses water soluble pastels 
(Gelatos or Distress Crayons) and
 embossing folders.

First I scribbled on two pieces of card
 and blended the colours with a damp 
baby wipe.

Then I coloured an embossing folder using 
the lighter colour first. I did both sides 
and then spritzed lightly with water. 
I put my coloured card pieces back
 to back in the folder so that I could emboss
 both at the same time, ending up with 
one side embossed and one side debossed.

There was still some colour on the folder
 so I spritzed again and ran two 
pieces of white card through.

Using a different folder I embossed and
 die cut some flowers.
 I had enough pieces for two cards

Thank you Hazel, Jane and Claire
for a lovely set of cards

Some good techniques here too
and I really liked the tip from
Claire on using two pieces of
card in an embossing folder.

There's always something to 
be learned isn't there?

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Great techniques with Gelatos! Love Jane's heart which I hadn't seen before. The soft effect of the stencilled heart looks lovely on the textured paper!

  2. A lot of the world celebrates Mother’s Day in May so for our overseas visitors to the blog there’s still plenty of time to be inspired xx


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