Thursday, May 1, 2014

Faux-Embossed Hearts for Mother's Day

Faux-embossing is an easy technique that I enjoy.  There's a good tutorial HERE on Splitcoaststampers, if you'd like to see it in action.

I punched out multiple hearts and secured them to my card base.  After the effort, I did not want to cover too much of it with a large stamped image, so went with a smaller one from Stampin' Up!'s Measure Of A Life.


It seemed a little bare with just that rectangle image down in one corner, so added a little doily die cut plus white Liquid Pearls.


A Mother's Day message is inside, though the outside looks like it could be for some other occasion.

  • Number one:  I don't have that many real Mom's Day stamps, and got tired of using the few I do have. 
  • Number two:  Mother's Day cards are often given to people besides one's own mom.  A 'Thinking of You' sentiment covers the bases in these cases.

Thanks so much for coming by today!



Stamps: Measure of a Life - SU Paper: More Mustard - SU; white, Vintage Cream - PTI Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Antique Linen - Ranger Fibers: Mushroom seam binding - Hug Snug Accessories & Tools: Copic markers; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; doily die cut - Martha Stewart; Full Heart punch - SU

14 comments:

walchowDesign said...

Love how you did the bg with the diecuts and the smaller sentiment is perfect for this lovely card, Colleen!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the hearts and the sunflower!!!!

Benzi said...

Wonderful technique, Colleen, and those hearts show love for a mother. I do like that pretty sunflower image you added.

Leslie Miller said...

You got right busy with your Mother's Day cards! Love this one. You did such a perfect job with the placement of those hearts. Love the image and all the warmth. Good luck with sales!

Linda R said...

What a beautiful card.. I have that stamp. But its in storage back in Vegas.. :(

Hugs~

Lisa said...

GASP!!! Colleen this is stunning! It's simple and striking at the same time, love it!!

Stella said...

Simple but definitely elegant. I did not know about this technique but the result is gorgeous. It does not look bare at all; with the doily and the bow you just needed enough. Wow!
XX

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun technique!! I might be "borrowing" that

Cheryl said...

Great Card! So simple looking, but elegant! Thank you for sharing!

Bonnie said...

This is perfect for Mother's Day! And you're right, many do send Mother's Day cards to someone special other than their mother.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Colleen
Fabulous card.... Love it
Hugs Sylvie xx

E.T. said...

Loving the hearts. I too dont have a lot of mothers day stamp, just one I got from MFT and I swear it's enough! HAHA

Emily Keaton said...

I've never seen that faux embossing technique before--it's really cool! This is such a cheery card. Lovely work!

Sue Lelli said...

Cool idea and LOVE that tiny image!

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