It’s Almost Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is almost here! In honor of Moms everywhere, I wanted to share some of the cards I created for Mother’s Day. It’s only been a couple of weeks since I was able to get my new crafting space set up and functional here in Boise, so of course, the first few cards I made were Mother’s Day cards!
When making unique, beautiful cards, I’ve come to realize that the most important element is texture. Texture is what makes each card special. I use a variety of effects to achieve a fun and attractive texture element. For the card on the left above, I started out by spritzing color onto the card body, and for the one on the right, I rubbed the color directly on with the stamp pad. Then I chose an accent for each card, and built the rest of the elements to complement the accent.
Here’s another example:
For this card, the texture is expressed mostly through the 3-Dimentional aspect of the accents I used. There is some layering and depth in the sentiment, but what really makes it pop and gives it character is the foam mounting tabs I used. You can see the shadow cast by each of the accents.
This one might be my favorite:
Because the focus of this card is the fun and funky frog, I chose to keep the background layers more simple. I had some fun stickers that simulate water drops, and I think they added some neat texture.
I don’t usually include sentiments on the inside of the cards I make, but I couldn’t resist on this one:
And finally, sometimes simplicity is the best approach.
In this pretty sunflower card, I wanted the flowers to be the main focus, and so I kept the background extremely plain, just brown and gold paper. The corrugated paper and twine add a classy bit of texture without overwhelming the sunflowers.
I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoy making them! Remember, if you ever want to order a custom card from me, please head over to my Facebook page, Liz W. Designs and send me a message! I’d love it if you liked and share my page as well!
Happy Mother’s Day!
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Welcome to Funtastic Friday 125! It’s been a super busy week, but I did take a few minutes to make a list of 4 of July creations. Have you started thinking about the holiday? I have to plan months in advance, then hope that I get at least part of my list finished.
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Donna’s favorite – Cinnamon Bun Energy Bites @ Courtney’s Cookbook
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