I was asked to make two more custom Mother's Day cards ahead of this weekend's UK holiday and I wanted to showcase them here.
They were super different so bear with me while I explain the briefs!
The headline was a request from a girl who asked for a Ukranian themed card. Yes. Ukranian. The flowers were modeled on Barvinok flowers which are a national symbol for them. I happened to have these already punched and molded into their 3D shape so that was a fantastic stroke of luck that they were the right color. I decided to use them against the yellow embossed paper which is a tricky folder to use. I decided that since it was already a pretty random card I'd go further and glue some gems and tie a bow on it - why not?! The little gems are Anita's and I think they add a delicate little detail to each flower.
This second card is much more CAS and more my style. A colleague saw a different card in my stash at work with these Inkadoo fossil leaf stamps and asked if I could make something very neutral and natural looking for his mum. I decided to do double craft card to get a good natural base. The stamps are using brown and green inks for a really subtle impression. It was looking too plain so I added the green backing paper and wrapped some twine around it with a button. Much more interesting.
I actually tried to do some heat embossing on one of them but that was a fail - I've only just started doing that and seem to have a 30/70 success rate of it. More practice needed!
I hope the cards meet the briefs with my colleagues, I'm pleased with the variety and opportunity to try new things. Hopefully their mums will like them as well.