Friday, May 9, 2014

Celebrating Mother's Day

Happy Friday Everyone!

It's Julie here, and I have a couple of Mother's Day cards today.  You may remember back in March when I created a card for Mother's Day for my Mom.  This time I have two more important "moms" in my life that I would also like to celebrate.  

This first card is for my Mother-in-law, Sharon.  She loves flowers, but gets upset with Davis and me if we send her flowers.  So, I wanted to make sure her flower had flowers on it.  I really like using the flower trio in the The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom, especially layering the flowers for more interest. 


I was inspired by the amazing Joni Nina Andaya, one of the fabulous ladies of The Talent, and the third card from this post led the way.  I started with white cardstock and marked off the general area where I would cut the Spellbinders die, and stamped the large flowers first to get the idea of the layout and then filled in with the smaller flowers and leaves. (Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn)  After I finished stamping the flowers, I die cut the shape and then added distress ink in Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar.  The "Thinking of You" sentiment is from Parentville is stamped in Memento Flannel Grey ink so it would stand out on the background, but still be a little softer than a black.  The Mom was cut using our Parentville cut file.  To simplify gluing the letters straight, I did some magic in Silhouette Studio software and it cut the word as one whole piece.  NICE!  The die cut panel is popped up on foam tape on my polka dot embossed card base (I can't remember the last time I did an embossed card base - I think I need to dig these out and play!)  and I threaded ribbon under neath and through the scored edge of the card.  I don't do many ribbons anymore, and I wasn't sure I needed it, but I do like the added pink. The final touch was to add the sequins.  I am really enjoying adding sequins to my projects.  I don't think I've mastered the art like Joni has, but I'm still learning.  LOL


Here is one more close up look at this card.  Perfect for mom Sharon!

The second card is for my sister Mandy.  I think she is doing an amazing job as a mommy!  Kamilla is her first child and it is so fun watching them together!  Happy Mother's Day Mandy!


I am in love with the fabulous techniques I am seeing in the Online Card Classes: Watercolor for Cardmakers.  This class is already 4 days in and the lessons are awesome!  Very talented ladies over there!!!  I liked this particular technique so much that I had to give it a try.  Mine turned out a little messy, but hey - it's watercolor and I kinda like that look.  I added some sprinkles of water after the paper was dry and also added a sprinkle  of  Memories Mist Iridescent.  The colors were Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord.  Love these together and they are so vibrant.  I stamped the sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and You with Versamark ink and embossed with Whisper White EP from Stampin' Up!  Last but not least, 3 more pretty sequins.  I like letting the texture of the watercolor technique take center stage and how the white sentiment stands out on this background.  I think I will be using this technique over and over!


These two cards are so very different but both are easy to achieve.  Have you made any Mother's Day projects using Winnie & Walter products?  We would love to see your creations - join us on the Join in to Win page and link up.  Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

We hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.  Enjoy spending time with your family, cherishing memories and making new ones!



  1. Is someone taking the Watercolor Class, per chance? =] Awesome! And the Mom-cut? I'm coveting thy Silhouette =[

  2. These are beautiful cards!

  3. These are gorgeous! I love the clusters of flowers, and the watercolor is so amazing! I can't get enough watercolor right now...constantly turning to it when I make stuff :)

  4. Gorgeous cards. The Big bold sentiment sets are finding their way onto my cards for the on-line class too. Perfect!

  5. Awesome cards..First card did remind me of beautiful cards by Joni :)..Loved the bg on second one .

  6. Love the watercolor on the "you are awesome" card!! Both of these are awesome!

  7. Your cards are awesome!! I love both looks that you achieved. I love your stamps!!

  8. Fabulous cards Julie! Love the great techniques used.

  9. Beautiful cards, Julie! I love the watercolor technique, and am trying more watercolor daily. You and Shay are doing a wonderful job! Keep up the good work!

  10. Beautiful cards! I'm especially loving the second one--so artsy cool!


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