Good morning, Friends! It's Day 4 of Papertrey Ink's Anniversary Countdown and today is all about Mom! I'm very excited to be introducing the Text Block: Mom Die to you this bright and shiny morning. This newest Text Block features a super versatile sentiment celebrating Mom. The message is perfect for Mother's Day, birthdays, or just a note to let her know she's special. You're going to love it!
I want to kick off this countdown with a Mother's Day card that any mama would enjoy.
I began by stamping a white card base with Background Basics: Needlepoint in Lemon Tart ink. Then, I stamped the flower and leaves from Ruby Rose in Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise inks, and Simply Chartreuse inks. Next I Xyroned a piece of Spring Rain cardstock and die cut it with the new Text Block: Mom die. I adhered the die cut to a piece of clear cardstock (mostly for stability) and embellished with a scalloped, Loop De Loop die cut. I used foam tape around the edges to mount that piece to the card front, carefully layered over the floral image.
Then, I die cut a second Text Block: Mom shape, this time from Lemon Tart, and used a 1/2" circle punch to pop out the "is" circle. I adhered that to the Spring Rain shape and sprinkled it with clear glitter for a bit of sparkle. I love how the "is" looks like the center of the flower!
My second card uses this new die to create a birthday card, just for Mom. I was inspired by Laura Bassen's (fairly) recent Make It Monday tutorial about camouflaging die cuts.
I began by stamping the candles from Wishes Come True repeatedly across the bottom half of an A2 piece of white cardstock. I wanted the final result to be fairly soft, so I used a gray pigment ink I happen to have on hand rather than a bolder black or dark brown. Then, I went back and filled in the outlines with the patterned candles in Spring Moss, Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist, and Spring Rain inks. I added the flames in Harvest Gold before running the panel through my Xyron machine. Then I die cut the Text Block: Mom die from the center of that panel as well as from four piece of Winter Wisteria cardstock.
Next came the process of assembling the card. I adhered everything onto a Winter Wisteria card base. There are some tiny pieces, so it took awhile, but I love the way it turned out! It still looked a little lifeless though, so I added clear glitter to each candle flame to make them twinkle just a bit. I'm smitten, y'all.
Well, that's all for me today, friends. I'll see you again tomorrow with more of this month's new releases. In the meantime, Nichole and Dawn are giving the Text Block: Mom die a little extra special attention today. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you all again soon!
Floral Mother's Day Card
Stamps: Ruby Rose, Background Basics Needlepoint - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Mom Die (available February 15th), Loop De Loop Border Die - Papertrey Ink; 1/2" Circle Punch - EK Success; Foam Tape - Scotch; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Xyron
Mom's Birthday Candles Card
Stamps: Wishes Come True - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Winter Wisteria - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Moss, Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist, Spring Rain, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink; Gray Pigment - Studio G
Other: Text Block: Mom Die (available February 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Xyron