The Mother’s Day Card Blog Hop had me stumped. My mom has passed so I find it difficult to make one. Then I thought about a conversation I had with someone who struggles with Mother’s Day because she had several miscarriages and never ended up being a mom… So I geared this year’s card towards someone who is a “mom” to many but mother to none.
Flowers are the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Mother’s Day. I wanted to use a set of stamps & dies that are in the current catalog AND the 2023-2024 Annual Stampin’ Up catalog. I choose the Sentimental Park stamps & dies.
The card started with a Gorgeous Grape card base measuring 5 ½” x 11”, scored at 4 ¼” and 8 ⅜”. The Fresh Freesia cardstock on the front was die-cut with the largest die from the Scalloped Contours die set, then run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine using the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. The banner was stamped in Gorgeous Grape with 2 stamps from the Sentimental Park stamp set on Basic White cardstock then cut using the plain die from the Sentimental Park die set. Using the largest ornamental banner die from that set, I die cut using Highland Heather cardstock. I added Adhesive Sheet to that back of a scrap of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and die cut the smaller floral outline dies. They were adhered over the flowers that are the same size.
As I looked at what I had done so far, the card front still needed something (other than the bling that would be added last). I die cut some of the larger flowers in Highland Heather cardstock and floral outlines from the Gorgeous Grape that had the Adhesive Sheet on it. They were adhered on the card front using Stampin’ Seal and the banner was adhered with dimensionals.
The inside of the card has a gift card pocket in the bottom. I took the plain banner die from the Sentimental Park die set and die cut a notch for the gift card then adhered the right & left sides using Stampin’ Seal +.
The card’s inside sentiment from the In The Moment stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape on Basic White cardstock then die cut using the plain banner from the Sentimental Park dies. It seemed a bit too plain so I added some of the extra floral outline die-cuts I had.
It still seemed a bit too plain… So I stamped some of the smaller flowers from the Sentimental Park stamps in Highland Heather & Gorgeous Grape on Basic White cardstock and die cut the using the dies from that bundle.
I moved them around until I like the position they were in and adhered them to the inside of the card using Stampin’ Seal.
A piece of Basic White cardstock was inserted in the gift card pocket as a placeholder, or you could write a personal note!