Mother’s Day Handmade card ideas to make

Are you looking for easy Mother’s Day handmade card ideas to make quickly? if so you will love reading this post, as I will show you how to make three cards using the Timeless Tulips Bundle perfect for Mother’s Day!!!

Three Easy Mother’s Day Handmade Card Ideas to Make!

Below you will see the cards that I am featuring today. These cards uses the Timeless Tulips as well as one of my favorite designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper Magnolia Lane. 

What I love about these cards is that you can easily make them for any occasion, you just need to change the sentiment and you are set! is that not cool?  I think these cards would be great for a thinking of you, get well or birthday cards, because who would like to get tulips in the mail? 🌷🌷🌷

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The Color Combo

As usual, I came up with the color combo of these handmade cards just by following the colors on the designer series paper. I cannot emphasize how easy this is when you use Stampin’ Up! as all their products color coordinate beautifully, therefore it is easy to put color combos and get all items on that color combination. In this case you can see how well the ribbon coordinates with the cards.  

  • Petal Pink
  • Mossy Meadow 
  • Whisper White  

Also please note that while not in the color combo, for inks I added Terracotta Tile and Old Olive. The color combo drove my decision on cardstock and embellishments as well as the selection of the design from the patterned paper pack. 

The Sketches and other details 

Below you will see the specific details for each of these cards as well as the sketches, so that you can recreate these cards with any other suite you might have. Give it a try and you will see how easy is to make cards with anything you have on hand.  However if you want to recreate these cards exactly the same, make sure you see the supply list where I share with you which items I use. NOTEthe Magnolia Lane DSP is on the retired list so hurry up to get it as it might be gone pretty soon!

Mother’s Day Handmade Card #1

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For this first card the sketch is simple, which I truly believe helps you to customize to any suite or paper pack you might have. And if you are wondering how did I made the tulip look with two tones, you need watch the video tutorial where I go step by step. As a quick reference, I stamp the tulip in a light color and then sponge with a darker color the bottom of the tulip. In this case I use the Petal Pink for the light color and Terracotta Tile for the darker color.  TIP –  you need to have a light hand when adding the color with the sponge. 

Though the color combo calls for Mossy Meadow, I used Old Olive for the stamping of the leaves for the tulip. I did this to get a better color for the tulip, as the Mossy Meadow look really dark when put together. 

Mother’s Day Handmade Card #2

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The second card’s sketch is also simple, however, notice that I added and extra layer to the pieces, so it added a lot of pop to the designer series paper. I will be honest, I almost never do this, as I feel like it is too much paper on one single card, but it looks great as you can see. I might give it a try more frequently. 😉

Mother’s Day Handmade Card #3

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This final card has as well a very simple sketch! I love having simple sketches because they help you when putting cards with other suites. Same as the previous one I matted the patterned paper with cardstock. Also for this particular card, I have embossed the Whisper White cardstock to have some texture on the card, rather than a just plain white layer.  You will see this better on the video tutorial as the picture is not really showing the texture. 

If you like these cards, make sure you watch the video tutorial below. 

Magnolia Lane Card Class

By the way, If you like the Magnolia Lane designer series paper, then make sure you check out this card class I have available. You can get the make or take packet or the PDF Tutorial on my PDF Store or by clicking HERE. 

Please note that this class is awesome as it includes SIX different cards using mainly Designer Series Paper, which means you can remake these cards with any designer series paper you want! so make sure you check the video here were you can see all the projects  😉

Fun Fold Card Class featuring the Timeless Tulips bundle

And if you liked this stamp set, and you love making fun folds, then make sure you check out this class.

This class features the Timeless Tulips bundle!  and it includes 6 unique fun folds that are easy to make and follow. Once you learn how easy these are, you will be making tons of these with any other set you have.

You’ll get three more color combinations for your tulips, to get that beautiful look that make them look as if the tulips were real..  I know you will love all the cards  included in this class!   You can check this class in my PDF Store here

The Video Tutorial 

As usual, here is the video tutorial where I show you how to make these cards step by step. This video is for all three cards and therefore is a bit longer.  I will go over measurements as well as colors and exactly how to color the tulips, plus I will give more tips and tricks to make the cards easier. 

The Supply List

If you are ready to make these cards and want to see which items I use, check the below supply list. You can click at any of the images and these will take you to my online store where you can get any of these items. I appreciate your continuous support 🥰🥰🥰

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Easy watercoloring technique for stamped images

Glad to see you here my friend! Today I am sharing an easy watercoloring technique for stamped images, as well as two card layouts that you can use for the images that you will be watercoloring after seeing how easy this is.

If you love coloring, I am sure you will love watercoloring!! or maybe you might have try it but felt overwhelmed or did not get the results you wanted. Well continue reading today’s post as I will be sharing with you some tips and tricks to make it easy for your the next time you try watercoloring stamped images.  

Watercolor supplies needed

This watercoloring technique requires a few supplies that I have listed below. 

  • Watercolor paper
  • Aqua painters
  • Ink pads in different colors  
  • Stazon ink pad (alcohol based)
  • Stamp image

Easy Watercoloring Technique for stamped images 

Here are the simple steps to follow when watercoloring with this technique, I promise you it is easy 😀

Learn how to watercolor  stamped images with an easy technique

  1.  – Stamp your image using the stazon ink color, or any alcohol ink pad. I suggest you use a stamp positioning tool in case your image does not transfer well the first time you stamp it.  Watercolor paper is a thicker, porous paper making it at times a bit harder to get a crisp image.
  2.  – Take some ink from your ink pads, you can use a clear block to pick color from the pad onto the block.
  3.  – Check that you have little water on your aqua painter, you want it wet but not dripping wet. 
  4.  – Pick up color from the clear block using the aqua painter. 
  5.  – Start coloring the area of the stamp on that color. NOTE – the less water you have it the sooner the area you color will dry and then you will be able to build color on top getting a darker shade. On the opposite side, the more water you have then the lighter the color will be and it will be harder to build color. 
  6.  – Clean the aqua painter when switching colors by coloring on a scrap of paper until you don’t have any color on the brush.
  7.  – If you feel like you want to take some color out, then just use the wet aqua painter without any color and remove the color. I love this tip as it gives me confidence that I can fix the image to my liking. (kinda like having an eraser 😉)

You can watch the below video where I show you step by step this easy watercoloring technique. I know I am a visual person and sometimes reading instructions confuse me. 😉

If you are nervous when watercoloring give it a try with this easy technique, you will see that you can do it! 

Watercoloring technique video tutorial 

The video below will show you the steps we mentioned above and you will see in action what I meant when talking about the amount of water you need to have on your aqua painter. I think that is the most important thing to note when watercoloring. 

The next step on this process is adding your master piece on a card. Because of this, I felt it would be good to provide two examples for card layouts to use. 

Card Layouts using the watercolored stamped images 

Learn how to watercolor with an easy technique for stamped images This first card layout is very simple.  I added a basic black mat for the watercolor image to accentuate the ink color from the image.

For the card base I used Highland Heather and the designer series paper is actually from the Peaceful Poppies suite.  

And finally I added a sentiment using Pear Pizzas for the card stock and the sentiment of Thinking of you from the same set Peaceful Moments. 

I really love how this card turned out, is very simple, yet it looks really gorgeous because of the beauty of the watercolor image. Don’t you think?   You can watch the following video tutorial to see how this card was assembled. 

 

 

Learn how to watercolor stamped images with an easy technique! The second card is as well very simple. Same as with the first card, I wanted to leave a simple layout to make pop up even more the stamped image that is watercolor. 

I added a mat on the stamped image to accentuate the beauty of the watercoloring. 

For this image, I  used mint macaroon and calypso coral ink pads for the dresses of the little girls. You can use the same technique I explained on the video for this image  😉

And if you are wondering which DSP is this one, this is the in-color 2019-2021 designer series paper and the card base is sahara sand.  

Same as with the first layout, I added the thinking of you sentiment from the same stamp set. 

You can watch the following video tutorial to see how this card was put together as well as dimensions and other tips.

The Complete Supply List 

As always, below you can see the full supply list for all the projects shown on this post. You can click at any of these images to go to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. When you purchase thru my store, you support my stamping business, which helps me continue creating cards and sharing them with you! I truly appreciate all your support 🥰

Also if you want to get the PDF – Tutorial for this post click here! You can save this file after downloading it and refer to it anytime you want to watercolor. 

This PDF has the pictures, the link to the blog post as well as the links to the video tutorials and the complete supply list! I know you don’t want to miss this file!

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Quick and easy card for Fall

Hello my friends!! This is my first blog post, and I am truly excited to start this journey with you.. 
I have been sharing my work online since June 2017, but it has been mainly on YouTube (HERE) and on my Facebook page (HERE) and Facebook group (JOIN HERE), and now I will start sharing it here!! I am extremely excited but also nervous!! I think this is a huge commitment!! Anyhow.. my goal is to be blogging around 3-4 time a week, which is about the same that I do on YouTube, so I am planning for this to be the same..
 
So for my first post I want to share a quick and easy card for Fall, it is October already and we need to start getting ready for Thanksgiving cards, don’t you think??
 
I used the stamp set Pick a pumpkin (which is beautiful, and the coordinating dies are awesome!!!), and the painted harvest for the sentiment! 
 
 


You can see the video tutorial where I show how to make this card, you will see that this is so easy to recreate!!


 
And below you can see all the items I use to make it, so if you want to duplicate this card, and need some of the supplies I would love for you to support my business by purchasing at my online store.. 
you can click on the images and it will take you to my store where you can get the item you clicked.
 




If you would like to place an order with me during October 2017, please used the hostess code E3KBUWGQ, please see the following picture to learn how to enter this code in the shopping cart when ordering online..  I am sending a card kit to make Four cards featuring the painted Autumn DSP to anyone that places a $35+ order during the month of October using the hostess code.

 

 

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