Hi again Bloggers.
So, here is the 2nd Mother's Day card I made.
And this one is for my mommy! =)
I started out by coloring this Gorjuss stamp to be able to match the My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart" collection. I love that paper so much, that I think I need a 2nd pad.
Anyway, I didn't think I'd use it for a Mother's Day card, but it was just so darling. I loved using the hexagon paper that came in the pad and cutting out a big chunk of it. I am still in the process of buying some hexagon dies, punches, stamps WHATEVER I CAN FIND!! I can't get over how much I love that shape!!
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Anyway, so I added some Twine from The Twinery "Cappuccino" some punched butterflies (Martha Stewart punch), some pearls by Recollections, a piece of rose trim from a RAK I received from Sharon (thanks girl, I am loving that TRIM!! Please tell me where I can buy more of that color!!), and some rhinestone buckles that I sell in my Etsy shop.
I didn't have a design in mind, I just went with whatever started to look good basing it on the layout that was already on the page from the paper pad. I added a polka dot background (to start) and then glued the page you see behind the Gorjuss stamp to the bottom right corner. I really don't know why I did that, I guess to make it different. Everything is always centered and perfect. This one I wanted it to be a bit messy and unique. =)
And I almost forgot. I fussy cut the birdcage/banner edge of that top sheet (that got cut off from the edge of the card), and the tiny butterfly, and 1 hexagon shape and added them inside to decorate a little. It was looking plain. I also made another gift card slot using left over scraps from the sheets I used. FUN!!
That's all. It was easy, fun and quick to make. Hopefully you are inspired to make a messy card or layout this week. It doesn't have to be perfect, or even match, it just has to be pleasing to YOUR eye.
Thanks for checking in.