Hey lovelies! ❤
Today I wanted to share with you the card I made for my mum this year for Mother’s Day! I know for all of you in the US Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but for us in the UK it was in March. I picked up these beautiful Altenew layered rose dies in the UK magazine Simply Cards & Papercraft, and knew they would make for a perfect Mother’s Day Card!
~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~
I started by making my A2 card base and laying a black matte paper for the border of my card. I used scrap pieces of white card stock I had left over from previous projects to make my roses and leaves, ink blending each piece with my chosen Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink colours (colours used and links will be provided at the end of the blog post), then cut them out using the dies provided using my Big Shot machine. I decided to go with one pink rose and two blue for the sides, to make the pink really pop and to match the sentiment I had planned. I adhered each layer (carefully! These dies are intricate!) with my Ranger multi medium matte adhesive and set stamp blocks over each rose and the leaves carefully as each layer dried.
Moving on to my sentiment, I ran another piece of scrap card stock through my Big Shot machine using the Lawn Fawn Mother’s Day Border die. I kept it in the negative space of the card stock while I ink blended two of the shades I used to colour the pink rose using my distress inks once again, I then adhered it to a strip of black card stock using my multi medium matte adhesive ready to adhere to the panel when ready.
For the panel I cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller than my card base, and went gold splatter CRAZY using the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolour paints. This was one of my first times playing with splatter, and the reason I ended up addicted to the results it gives!
After the splattering was dry I adhered my sentiment strip towards the bottom of my panel and trimmed off any excess on the sides. I then adhered my panel flat to the card as I felt the roses would give enough dimension here. I used my regular tape runner to adhere the two blue roses as I wanted them to lay as flat as possible, then adhered my leaves and pink rose with 3M double sided foam tape to make sure that pink rose was the centre of attention!
Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ This was my first time playing with layering dies, I wasn’t expecting to like them as much considering how fiddly they can be (and with me having clumsy fingers!). However I was surprised just how much I fell in love with them and the results they give, I’m hoping to play with more in the future!
~Supplies & Links~
**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!** ❤
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