Thursday, 31 March 2011

Mother's Day cards and more..

It's that time of year again and I've been making a couple of Mother's Day cards... one for my mum to give to my grandma and one for me to give to my mum.

This was the card I made for my mum to give to her mum:

I decided to have a go at the layered stamped backgrounds technique on the Hero Arts website. This is a fab technique and I really like the resulting effect (apols that this is not the best photo - I finished this card up late at night and had to take the picture there and then as needed to take it with us to Leics the next day).

I tried another new technique for my card to my mum:

My subscription issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft arrived yesterday and I was immediately inspired by an article on using peel-offs. I have a drawer-full of peel-offs that I've bought over the years (mostly back when I first started crafting) but which I rarely use as they just don't seem to suit my style of crafting/cardmaking... but the technique in the magazine uses peel-offs in a really fresh, modern way which I loved! I love how this card turned out. :)

In fact, I liked the paper piecing peel-offs technique so much that I used it again to make a little notecard to send out with a swap:

And finally I made a quick notecard to send to a friend...

I had a play with the Cute by the Inch stamp set from Stampin' Up! (love having the coordinating punch for these stamps - makes it so easy to throw a quick card together!) and used the brights collection cardstock, inkpads and buttons for a bold, bright card.

Thanks for reading. :)


Tracie H said...

Im sure the Moms will love their cards - they are beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards Ali - like you I have some peel offs bought way back at the start and never used but I might just take a fresh look now. Elizabeth x

fatmonica said...

Lovely cards.

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