Today’s reader featured project is a bonus! Heather from My Artistic Adventures is sharing a full tutorial with us, teaching us how to make this beautiful Homemade Mothers Day Card…what a treat!!! Heather also has an Etsy shop where you can buy her gorgeous creations…click HERE to go to her shop! Now, on with the instuctions to make her fabulous card…
Things You Will Need
5.0: by 6.5″ ivory card base
4.75″ square piece of pink card stock
My free digital collage sheet
Rangeer’s Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Foam Applicator for the ink
Designer Dries Clear Glue and Fine Tip Applicator
2 vintage buttons
Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine
Pink Seam Binding
Tombow Foam Tabs (any dimensional foam tabs will work)
Bayou and Just Peachy glitters or a green mix and pink glitters
I used my paper trimmer to cut my 5″ by 6.5″ card base down to a 5″ by 5″ square card base
Cut out all of your collage sheet pieces. I used a kraft knife to slightly distress the edges of my pieces.
Using my foam applicator, I inked all of the edges of my piece as well as all of the doily edges with Ranger’s Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
I used a glue stick to add glue to the back of my pink cardstok and then centered it on my card stock base. I did the same thinkg with the ledger paper image and doily. Please refer to the photo below for placement. I also added Tombow foam tabs to the corners of my card, now…if you want to add a hidden tag later, then you will want to use a smaller tab, or just half of a large one and keep it close to the edges of the piece. I have applied 3 half pieces across the bottom. If adding a hidden tag, just do this smae thing to the sides as well…leaving the top open.
I placed my focal image on my card base, slightly turned to the left. I have found two buttons and creted a bow in one button and a knot in the other with Candy Cane Baker’s twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I also created a double bow with pink seam binding and my Bow It All Tool!
I used my Designer dries clear glue and adhered my buttons and bow to my focal image. I also added a small foam tab to the back of my “Mother” text box, and glue to the other end. This way the piece will come in contact with the card base and the raised focal image. Please refer to the photo below for placement. You will notice that the buttons and bow cover up our “Wishing you a Happy New Year” sentiment. Figured I would leave that on the image, because it would make a cute New Year’s card too.
Next I used my fine tip applicator and designer dries clear glue to apply dots of glue in a circle around my focal image. (I just followed the line already there to keep things easy). I added Just Peachy Art Glitter.
I applied more gluea in the same manner to the ledger paper background and added Bayou glitter.
Let everything dry and you have a beautiful Mother’s Day Card in under 10 minutes!
Thank you so much for sharing with us, Heather…you are amazing!!!
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