Happy Mother’s Day! My cards this week are the ones I made for my Mum and Mum-in-law using the Colorado Craft Company For Mom stamp set, another one by Anita Jeram.
Firstly, I stamped the main image and coloured it with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I tried to add some variety of shade but didn’t bother to blend the colours.
My plan was to blend the pencil colour using Zest-it Pencil Blend and some paper stumps. It’s my first time using this and it worked well. It’s an oily texture and I poured some onto a sponge I’d put in a small jar so I could dab the stumps onto the sponge. This was a tip I got from a Sandy Allnock video.
For the background, I repeat stamped one of the smaller stamps from the set with Versamark and heat set with clear embossing powder. I also added this stamp to the envelope and liner of the card.
To finish the card, the panel and sentiment were mounted on a stitched panel before being adhered to the background and then attached to a pink card base. For a little dimension, I added some clear Nuvo drops onto the flower, the teacup and the teapot lid.
Two cards, the same but different.