Flowers for Mom

Hello and Happy Friday! With Mother’s day fast approaching, I thought I might create a spring themed “mom” card and share it with all of you!

When thinking about how I wanted to design this card, I really liked the idea of a die cut frame, with the word “mom” on it. Inside my Silhouette Studio (Designer Edition), I did just that… I drew a rectangle, placed an internal offset in the first rectangle to create the frame; I then typed out the word “mom” in a lowercase type (font used: Arial) and arranged it along the lower left of the frame, with the bottom of the letters just inside the frame. I welded the frame and letters together and… voilà! Very easy to do!


For Mom_1a


Once my frame was ready, I die cut it from some watercolor paper with my Silhouette Cameo, as I wanted it to be really sturdy. I covered the frame with some Wink of Stella clear glitter and set it aside while I worked on my watercoloring.

On some more watercolor paper, I stamped the “Budding Poppies” by Technique Tuesday with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white powder. With my Derwent watercolor pencils, I then began watercoloring the flowers in “non-traditional” poppy colors… In my mind, they were just “pink and yellow flowers” for this card! Haha! :)


For Mom_2


After all my watercoloring was finished, I then covered parts of the flowers with some Wink of Stella glitter and drew on some white dot details with a paint pen, before adhering the panel to my “mom” frame with foam tape.

And since I was keeping this card is very “clean and simple”, I finished it off by tying on a golden yellow ribbon around the bottom portion of the card base and leaving it at that!

I hope you enjoyed and that is has inspired you in some way to create a spring or Mother’s Day card of your own! Happy Creating! :)



This card is submitted into the CASology week # 140 “Spring” challenge, the Time Out challenge #28 “CASE with Your Own Twist”,  the Addicted to Stamps challenge #138 “Holiday” and the Simon Says Stamp “Pastels” Monday challenge.


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10 Responses

  1. Jen says:

    This is really beautiful! I love the soft colors and the framing!

  2. Gerrina says:

    Beautiful card! Love the yellow and how great is that frame! Think this beauty was appriciated… Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  3. meihsialiu says:

    Love your great coloring on this card! Great design! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. Jen W. says:

    Another stunner, Nina-Marie! I love the frame you created and your watercolouring is so lovely! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  5. Valentyna says:

    How beautiful it is, Nina-Marie! You amazed me with your coloring! Perfectly done! And the whole composition is gorgeous! Love this card!

  6. Karen King says:

    Just beautiful! I love everything about it!
    I just got the cricut explore air so I must try out your frame idea and learn to weld letters!

  7. This is soooooo BEAUTIFUL! I love it and pinned it to CASE later.

  8. Judy1223 says:

    Wow, I adore those beautiful poppies (even in non-traditional colors!), and I especially love the white embossing and added white dots to your beautifully colored design. Perfect touches! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  9. So lovely, Nina-Marie … such awesome watercolouring and a wonderful personalised frame around those gorgeous blooms! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  10. Nora says:

    This is DARLING and so beautiful. I LOVE the colors you used and how you created that fun frame. Fabulous design!!

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