Hello! Today, I’m sharing the card I made for my mom for Mother’s Day. I combined a few things I knew she’d love to make a card that was very much her.
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She loves a good Greek Key pattern. So I knew I wanted to use the Diagonal Design background stamp from My Favorite Things. It’s a discontinued stamp, so I can’t link to it directly. My mom not only loves geometric shapes, she also loves organic shapes…including when they are imperfect. Adding one of Tim Holtz’s Leaf Fragments dies was going to be a perfect focal image because it’s so vastly different from that background stamp.
I grabbed a scrap piece of an alcohol ink background I had made and die cut the leaf out of it. In the photo above, you can see that there’s some silver showing through that alcohol ink, so I wanted to enhance it and add more. I inked the top of the leaf with silver embossing powder, heated it, melted it, and repeated this process until it looked molten. I die cut the leaf again but with some craft foam to give the focal leaf some lift.
For my background, I first inked up some Smooth Bristol cardstock with Cracked Pistachio and Speckled Egg Distress Ink. I also added some Chipped Sapphire around the edges. Then I heat embossed the Diagonal Design stamp on top with the same silver embossing powder. It looks really different from the top of the leaf because I only used one layer of powder this time. The background needed more, so I flicked on some Speckled Egg Distress Spray Stain. Last, I inked up my card base with Twilight VersaFine Clair Ink.
My mom loved the card, especially the molten silver on the leaf. I was so happy to see the look on her face when she opened the envelope. Combining geometric shapes with organic shapes always looks really cool and sophisticated to me. Wouldn’t it be fun to recreate a series of these in a variety of colors? I may need to do that. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!