Happy Mothers’ Day

The first card I want to share is a Mother’s Day card featuring two Penny Black wood-mounted rubber stamps, “Ladies” and “Grow Up”. I actually made this card a couple of months ago for Operation Write Home. (If you don’t know OWH, check them out at operationwritehome.org. It is a great organization that supplies cards to the troops so that they can keep in touch with their families/friends.)

moms day cheryl

The card is A2 sized, so the outer black polka dot layer is 4.25” x 5.5”.  The red layer is 3-78” x 5-18”, and the center black layer is 3.5” x 3.75”.  The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of white cardstock measuring 1” x 3”. The ladies are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of white cardstock measuring 1-5/8” x 3”.  The ladies are colored with Copic markers, R08 and C7.  I enhanced the eyes/mouth with a white opaque marker (like Gelly Roll), and colored the grass with Copic colors YG03 and YG06.  I used Copic R08 to edge both pieces of white cardstock so they would stand out a little more.  I also colored the little rhinestone flowers (Hero Arts) with my R08 Copic marker.  The black ribbon is 5/8” wide.   If you’re not good at tying bows, you’ve got to get a Bow Maker.  I have the one from Stacy Stamps, and it is so easy to use.  I usually make the bow first, and then set it aside while I wrap the ribbon once around the card front.  Then I use Scor-Tape to attach the bow.

As you’ll see, Debbie and I have very different styles.  Here is a Mothers’ Day card that she made using the same two Penny Black stamps.

moms day deb

Her card is also A2 sized, so the outer red layer is 4.25” x 5.5”.  The black polka dot layer is 4” x 5.25”.  The red frame and white cardstock are cut with Spellbinders Labels 3 nesting dies.  The ribbon is Craft Smart (from Michaels).  The ladybugs were colored with Copic markers R29 and 100, and the grass with G40 and G43.  The ladybug in the corner of the frame was cut using the Elizabeth Craft Design Lady Bugs die set.   Too cute!

Love those ladies!

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