Hi, as some of you will know I am not a "messy" or "inky" crafter, well tonight I looked at all my inks and stamps and felt that really had to change!!
With Mothers Day coming up on Sunday, I wanted to make a pretty card for my Mother In Law. It can be a trick one to make as she is not into pretty, overly floral things or pastel shades. I looked out a stack of my Stampin Up stamps, had a think and came up with this!
En Francais and Sunflower Stamp from Stampin Up
Neutral Cardstock from Stampin Up
Memento and Distress Inks
Ribbon and pearls from stash.
I started off by stamping a piece of coated white 250gsm card with the En Francais stamp in Cocoa Brown. I trimmed the paper up and distressed the white card with Antique Linen, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks.
I stamped the Sunflower using Potters Clay and Yellow Memento Dew Drop Inks, then fussy cut it out. My it was hard work, but worth it.
I popped on some brown ribbon, and used lots of foam squares on the sunflower to give it dimension. I finished it off with a tiny pearl in each corner.
I even made my own card from a sheet of A4 card, and lined the card with some cream paper.
I really enjoyed making this, and will definitely be getting inky again soon!
Thanks for popping by.
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