Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Between preparing for a huge yard sale on Saturday, and trying to get the plants that I bought recently in the ground, I made two Mother's Day cards; one for my mother, and one for my mother-in-law.  They live far away so I had to make sure they were mailed early this week.

I used the embossing resist technique and the big Doily and Medallion stamps by Stampin' Up!  I LOVE these stamps, and they are perfect for using this technique.

I can't get enough of watercolors lately! I started with thick watercolor paper, cut to 5.5" x 4.25",  and embossed the stamped image with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I then saturated the paper with water and added watercolors, letting them pool up in areas and dry naturally. I used a dry cloth to wipe away any color that pooled onto the stamped images.  I mounted the card front onto an A2 size card and finished them off with fibers, sequins, and sentiments.  I also used the same stamps on the envelopes.  I really love how they turned out and I hope my moms will love them too.  I also added a restaurant gift card inside.  I know they will love that!  Thanks for visiting my blog and leave a comment below!  Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!  

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