Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day Card


Today I am sharing the Mother's Day card I created for Cutters Creek Design Team Blog. The main focus of the card is the adorable stamped image by Sarah Kay called Barbette Sewing. What a sweet image and so much fun to color.  I colored her using Prisma Colored Pencils and the Gamsol technique. I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities to frame her. I shaded the two layers of nestabilities with Chalk-Shimmers  and they are really fun to use. You can even use a water brush to paint your images using the Chalk Shimmers.

(Click on photos for a larger view)


The papers are by Echo Park called This & That Graceful Double Sided. They are gorgeous! And I even added a zig zag stitch around the border using yellow thread (I can’t believe my sew mini was cooperating).  I used seam binding for my ribbon and dyed it to match one of the colors in the paper using the Distress Ink Re-inkers.

The roses are from my personal stash however I colored them using Liquid Pearls Rouge and Gold Pearl. This medium is amazing to work with because you can use it right from the bottle, paint with a brush or dilute it with water for a shimmery look.

Check out the cute scissors (these come from my personal stash). And I covered them with Stickles Gold Glitter GlueCutters Creek is now carrying them and they are from Kaisercraft. Go and check them out to see all the beautiful shapes.

The corners on the card front and the scalloped borders on the inside of the card were made with the Rounded Banner Trio by Die-namics. The inside of the card uses the same paper from the This & That Graceful Double Sided 6x6 pad. And I punched 1/2 inch circles from the same paper to form a scallop border around the oval shape for the sentiment.   And you know I had to add some Stickles Glitter Glue to the small circles.  This card would make a great Birthday Card too!


Below are more photos of all the fun crafting supplies I used to make the card.

Image of craft items       More Craft Items

Seam Binding Before it was dyed with Distress Ink

Distress Re-Inker color used was Scattered Straw.

Seam Binding 4 Shades

What I did here was spray mist with water the darkest shade

to get the closest color to blend with the paper.

Wooden Flourishes Scissors

If you haven’t tried these Wooden Flourishes yet

then click right over to Cutters Creek and check

them all out.  I love them!


I hope you enjoyed my presentation and I thank you for visiting My Blog.



  1. Oh Fran this is beautiful - it is so good to see you back crafting again :-)

  2. GORGEOUS! I love seeing your creations. AND how you did it helps with the creative inspiration for those of us that need visual aides! THANK YOU for sharing! Great job!

  3. Love this card!!! Your embellishments are BEAUTIFUL! I love the glimmer'ness too. Outstanding work!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

  4. What a gorgeous card ! I love that paper and I love what you did with it ! Fran, you are definitely a talanted artist !

  5. I knew I saw this pretty card this morning and I do subscribe to your blog. I am just so happy to see you and you are busy and wow oh wow how very happy you have made me. Keep on doing your wonderful art work and keep on keeping on pretty Fran!!

  6. This card is beautiful, inside and out !


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Hugs, Fran