Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother's Day in Purple

Hello there lovelies!  It is Shay here (Winnie is curled up in her chair in the studio helping out in her own special way) with a simple and easy Mother's Day card I made for my purple loving grandma.


w&w stamps used: Parentville + You've Got Love Mail

If purple doesn't suit you or for the person you are sending a card it is very easy to change up the color palette.  Another way to customize this simple card is to create a different design other than a burst.


I began by watercoloring a background on watercolor paper using some Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels in purples, a pale blue and pink.  I colored in the burst design--this is another way to alter how the image appears as you could color in a circular motion, horizontally, diagonally or some other direction.  Watercolor paints of your choice would work equally well here.

With a water brush I painted in the burst.  I then sewed on a layer of vellum over the watercolor panel.  This was all attached to a white card base with foam dimensional adhesive.  I white embossed a script heart from You've Got Love Mail and watercolored it in and sprayed it with shimmery sprays (this was actually sitting on my worktable waiting to be used).  I attached the heart to a banner cut with a Papertrey Ink die and stamped with the sentiment from Parentville in soft purple Hero Arts Shadow Ink.  Last I added some pretty sequins.


This card was quite fast to make and it is full of pretty purples which I hope my grandma will appreciate.

We would love to see any Mother's Day projects you make using w&w products.  Simply link up on our join in to win! page and as a bonus you will be entered to win a coupon code good for a stamp set of your choice!

Have a wonderful Wednesday,
Shay and Winnie


  1. Love the vellum over your burst! Looks lovely!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the water colored burst and the vellum over top is perfect!! <3 Emily L.

  3. Love it! That vellum really added 3rd dimension I think.. thanks for sharing, Shay!

  4. This is really pretty, love the burst design!

  5. Fabulous! The vellum makes it look like gathered sheer fabric.

  6. Cool technique. I like how the vellum softens the burst.


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