His & Hers: Mother’s Day Card

Our fourth assignment in the Online Card Classes His & Hers focused on Mother’s and Father’s Day cards. Here is my Mother’s Day version:

My Mother's Day card in hot pink and soft apricot.

My Mother’s Day card in hot pink and soft apricot.

I was a little hesitant to pair such bold colors together, but I am really liking it!

This card is a little different in that the recipient untucks the smaller hot pink paper (with the sentiment on it) from under the little white heart. Then the damask card opens up for a personal message. The card itself is attached to the larger piece of hot pink paper.

I am already anticipating having to give my mother instructions on how to open it. LOL! She’s always been a little goofy, and no joke, I had to tell her how to open up her Elvis double-set of CDs the other day. It will be fun to see what she thinks of this card!

The hot pink paper is from a 12 x 12 DCWV “A Type of Art” cardstock pad (that I got on clearance, even better!). The card was made from white cardstock stamped in Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Apricot on a Stampabilities Tapestry Pattern wood stamp. I embossed the sentiment (from the Simon Says Stamp “You” set) in white, and then adhered with Tombow Mono Glue the MOM letters. They are from Tim Holtz’ grunge board, and I painted them with a silver Ranger paint dauber. The silver paint matched perfectly with a scrap of silver paper from the same paper pad, which I punched with my EK Success scallop punch.

The heart is actually four pieces of white card stock punched with a mini EK Success heart punch, adhered together with glue, and then covered with white Enamel Accents.

The only thing I’m not happy with is the white edging around the card. My first couple of dashes were okay, and then my white gel pen started drying up. Then I tried another white gel pen. Also dried up. By that point I already had a few lines that couldn’t be erased or covered. Finally, my Tim Holtz Distress Marker in white came to the rescue, but the liners are thicker and fuzzier than I would like. Next time, I will double-check that my pens have enough wet ink to cover my entire project!

Normally for this class I make both a feminine and masculine version of the same card. The class has some beautiful examples of Father’s Day cards. Unfortunately, my dad passed away last year, and I am just not up to making a Father’s Day card, even for practice. He is definitely in my heart.

I hope you enjoy this Mother’s Day card. Please let me know what you think!

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