Saturday 14 March 2015

Project 210: Some additional custom Mother's Day cards

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.


  1. Oh these are both gorgeous Jessie… I love the colour combo of the first card.. the little flowers are very pretty with the pearls.. fab embossing too!
    and love the stamping on the 2nd card… the leaves are so delicate and pretty… gorgeous colour combo and the twine finishes it off beautifully… this is perfect CAS! I think both cards fit the brief perfectly!
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  2. Oh these are brilliant and perfect for their briefs!! Well Done, Hope all well, Love Hazelxx

  3. Great cards that totally match the briefs. Don't be disheartened by the heat embossing fails..these happen, its hard :( Cx

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