A Mother's Day Card

a precious pair

TUTORIALSTENCILSTRETCH YOUR PENNIES

5/20/20232 min read

Mother's Day was approaching, when I heard , "do you happen to have a card ?" My response? "let's see what I can come up with." As the people involved were our son-in-law, daughter and grandson I was more than happy to create this card.

Letโ€™s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Border: 5.25 x 4

Card Face: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Small piece of Cardstock for Polaroid frame

Card Face:


I secured the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape, got out my blending brushes and applied a mixture of soft green and blue inks.

Other:


I stamped the Mama elephant and her baby in Memento ink, and coloured them with Alcohol markers. Since I don't have dies for this set, I fussy cut them.

I experimented with my dies until I found two that were the right proportions, then I grabbed a stitched rectangle die and a small piece of white cardstock and put them through my Big Shot. I positioned a square die inside this new rectangle towards the top and ran it through again - and I had a polaroid frame.

Assembly:


I glued the blue border layer to the Card Base, and then glued the Card Face onto that. Next I glued elephants and the frame on top.

I wrote the sentiment using a black Fineliner.

Final thoughts:


I thought this card was adorable, and really suitable for a Mommy with a toddler.

Stretch Your Pennies

Not too long ago I was looking at a website, planning to purchase a die to cut a polaroid frame: just before I added it to the order, I stopped and thought - "I should be able to make that with dies I already own." . I had a chance to test that on this card, and as it turns out, it's easy-peasy. We don't always need to buy "all the stuff" - sometimes we can create it ourselves.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they were purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.



Stencil: Mixer Stencil, Clear Scraps, Scrapbook.com

Stamps: Baby Elephants, Sunny Studio - Scrapbook.com

Dies: both by Stampin' Up!, both retired

Blending Brushes: Stampin' Up!

Mint Tape: Scrapbook.com

Fineliners: Amazon

Ink: Stampin' Up!

Alcohol Markers: Copic Markers, DeSerres

Blue Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon



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