Hello there! Enza here with a set of cards for Mothers week on the blog. I used the beautiful Auburn Lane collection which is very feminine, soft, and beautiful. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I’m hoping to give you some fresh ideas and inspire you to create your own cards for Mom this year.
My first card is a shaker card. I think there’s always something special in a shaker card and the sequin mix that comes in the collection is just too gorgeous to pass up.
The idea came from the Large Flower cut file (Design ID #262729) designed by Paige Evans. I knew I wanted to put it in the center of a card and thought it would be extra pretty with sequins peeking through it. With a circular scalloped craft die I cut the opening in the center of the card panel and backed it with a piece of acetate. I used foam adhesive all over the back, making sure to leave some space around the edge of the circle to allow enough movement and, at the same time, hide the white foam piece. After filling up the opening with sequins, I adhered a slightly larger piece of patterned paper to the back of the panel, and everything to an additional layer of patterned paper to just give it a more defined border.
I glued the cut file to the acetate piece and spelled the word “MOM” with the beautiful Alpha Chipboard Stickers. I backed the “O” with the same patterned paper I used for one of the layers. Some twine around the spine finished the card.
My second card features another cut file designed by Paige: Flower Bunch (Design ID #259829). I love how this card turned out!
I started by trimming a card panel out of floral patterned paper. To soften the look of it and allow the cut file to stand out, I covered it with a smaller piece of vellum. I then backed the cut file and adhered it down with foam adhesive to create dimension. The sentiment is one of the die-cuts that comes in the Ephemera Pack. Again, I created dimension with foam dots and added gold thread behind it. I finished the panel with some sequins.
I really enjoyed making these cards. What do you say? Have I inspired you to make your own cards for Mom? I sure hope so!