Monday, May 12, 2014

Clean & Simple Mom

Happy Monday friends! Shay here today.  I hope you had a truly wonderful Mother's Day!

Today one last Mother's Day card for you.  As you could change the sentiment inside, this could also work for a mom's birthday, to say hello or to congratulate mom.  

My mom happens to love pink so I went with a simple color scheme of pinks, white and gold for this card.


I began with a simple stamped background using the large "mom" from Parentville in spun sugar Distress Ink at a diagonal as pictured below.  It need not be perfect and I love the worn look the Distress Ink lends the "mom" when I stamp it for this particular card.


I stamped the oval frame from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom in red and cut it out. In the center of the frame I stamped the silhouette in Versamark and then heat embossed it in gold.  With spun sugar, worn lipstick and fired brick Distress Inks and water I painted around the silhouette with the darkest colors surrounding the silhouette.  I adhered the frame to the card using foam dimensional adhesive.  And because I can't enough sequins I added a healthy sprinkling of gold sequins.  Last, I stamped the bow from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom in white on vellum and cut it out.  On the opposite side of the embossing I colored it in with tender pink (RV13) Copic.


Well, that's it for today.  Hope you enjoyed this clean and simple card.  You could easily change out the "mom" for "you" from The Big, the Bold and You for a fun card for a friend, daughter, sister or anyone else in your life.

Have a fabulous and creative day,

Shay and Winnie (who is asleep on her chair but certainly wishing you a particularly fine Monday)


  1. Beautiful card, Shay. I love the silhouette stamp with border and used it for a lovely card I have been working on. Thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiration with us.

  2. Very pretty Shay. I love the background of Mom - great foil for the cameo.


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