Hello Friends. Today I want to share with you some cards that while perfect for Mother's Day, will work just as well for new baby or friendship cards. I am using a set of stamps with matching dies from Taylored Expressions called Mama & Me. When you are thinking of Mother's Day, please consider all the mothers in your life. While my own Mom is gone, I like to remember my sisters, my friends and even my neices who are Moms to fur babies. Being a Mom comes in many forms so be sure to think outside the family tree!
Here are the set of stamps and dies I am using today.
My first card stars two cute fish swimming in an ocean created by die cutting the Poppystamps die Waverly Collage twice. The blues and greens are much more vibrant IRL so be sure to click on the photo to enlarge it and see more detail and color. To give the fish a wet look, I added Glossy Accents on top of the coloring. A few clear round gems add bubbles to the scene!
For this card I die cut white cardstock with the TE Falling Hearts die to create a stencil. I laid the stencil over white cardstock and pressed my Versamark ink pad over the heart cut outs. I then embossed the hearts with clear embossing powder and sponged pink and yellow dye inks on top of the hearts. The embossed hearts resist the inks and show up as white (the color of the underlying cardstock). Once the background was completed, I stamped, cut and colored the elephants, mounted them with foam tape and added the Sweet (die cut) and Sweet Little One (stamp) sentiments.
I gave the elephants a whole new look when I stamped them on plaid paper and positioned them behind some grass. Isn't this sentiment the bomb?!!
These colorful birds are perched on the shore near the sea. The friendship sentiment is one that any friend would like to receive.Birds – Taylored Expressions stamp set with matching dies set Mama & Me; TE die Skinny Mini Borders 1 and Little Bit Unbrella; design inspired by Charmaine Ikach
And finally the kitties on the doorstep -- how cute are they? I created the scene using several of the Taylored Expressions Door to Door series dies. I embossed the background with the TE embossing folder Bead Board then built the scene with the door and decor. The kitties were stamped, colored and die cut. The tiny opening in the middle of their tails is a heart so I inlaid a pink heart into the space. The sentiment can be used so many ways, but it's perfect on the front door.
Kitties – Taylored Expressions stamp set with matching dies set Mama & Me; TE dies Door to Door, Door to Door Décor, Door to Door Spring and Wispy Grass; TE embossing folder Bead Board; Impression Obsession die hearts; design inspired by Pam Sparks
Be sure to remember all the Moms in your life with personalized cards you create yourself with papercrafting supplies from The Stamp Act. I hope to see you soon.