Stretch Your Stamps – Mother’s Day Cards for Mom & Grandma

I know Mother’s Day was last Sunday but I still wanted to share these cards that I made for moms and grandmas.  For my projects today, I am showcasing the Tides of Love stamp set and coordinating dies with the Lovely Blooms stamp set.

 

To make the first card, I ink-blended a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I spritzed it with water and dried with a paper towel.  I diluted some white paint with water on an acrylic block and used my watercolor brush to add some white speckles to the background.  I set this panel to dry.

 

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using some Memento fog ink for a no-line coloring.  I colored the images in with spectrum noir alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

 

I die-cut a white card panel using an ocean die from my collection.  I foam-mounted this piece on the ink-blended panel to give it more dimension.  I adhered the whale in the middle of the card, and stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.

 

 

To finish my design, I added some clear droplets to the panel with liquid adhesive to make them look like bubbles.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

The second card was created with the same steps that I made for the first card.  I used some painter’s tape to adhere on the card temporarily so I can ink-blend the background with distress oxide inks.  I removed the tape and adhered this on an A2 size card base.

 

I foam-mounted my focal image in the middle of the card and added the sea weeds using dies from my collection.  I stamped the sentiment on the card with some Versafine onyx black ink.  I also adhered some black and white patterned paper, as well as a black strip to ground the image.

 

 

I finished my design by adding blue droplets to the card to make them look like bubbles.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope I have given you some great ideas to stretch your stamps.  With just a little imagination, you can use any stamp sets that you have in your collection to create cards for different occasions.

 

The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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