Saturday, May 8, 2021

Mother's Day Card & an Announcement

Happy Mother's Day friends! So happy for all the wonderful mothers out there and remembering our dear mothers no longer with us. Today I wanted to share this card for Mom. I am playing along with The Paper Funday Challenges Anything Goes and their Optional twist: Florals.
As of this writing, May 8, 2021 through tomorrow, May 9, 2021 The Stamp Market is having a sale. This would be a great time to pick up some of their high quality products:
Back to the card!
Once I ran the Ranger Watercolor Paper and the Ready To Bloom Die through my Big Shot Machine, I had several pieces to watercolor. Some of the die comes out in one piece, but then there are a few separate pieces which are nice for layering. I recently took a watercolor class and bought this Daniel Smith color-Permanent Violet so I thought I'd use it:
Such a pretty color, isn't it? Just dabbed on a bit of color here and there on the flowers using a Silver Black Velvet Brush which are my favorite for watercoloring for cards. I always try and leave white when coloring with any medium - it gives movement and sparkle! I learned that first hand from Judi Betts, a wonderful artist. If you have a chance, check out her site. I was fortunate to take a class from her here in Raleigh, NC with my daughter. There were only 4 of us in the class, so we got a lot of personal attention.
I placed the floral die cuts onto a ink blended background made with Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Cable Knit Stencil using Bearly Art Craft Glue. I have been using this glue for awhile and love the tiny tip and the great pin the keeps it from clogging.

The Cable Knit panel was from my stash, so I am not even sure what color I used, but it had the same tones as the Daniel Smith paint so I was happy with it.
The center of each floral die cut has a bit of Ranger's Golden Rod Stickles. The die cut word "MOM" is from Pretty Pink Posh Mom/Mother Scripts die. I cut it 3X from white cardstock and once from Spellbinders' Gold Mirror Cardstock then glued together with Bearly Art Craft Glue for a nice dimensional sentiment.
The inside sentiment comes from Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Holding Hands:
So that is my Mother's Day card for this challenge. Now for the announcement: I am so excited to share that I will be joining the Design Team for The Paper Funday Challenges! The challenges are posted the first Weds. of every month and I am working on the June 2021 now, so stayed tuned!

Thank you for staying to the end and hope that you will link back again to follow new challenges.
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. I have that die but have never done anything quite so beautiful with it! I love your splashes of purple watercolor with the hint of pattern behind it!

    1. Thank you, Kim! You are so sweet to always leave nice comments.

  2. Anita, this is a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna

  3. Beautiful - so delicate and elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge.

    Helen x



#simplestamping (4) abstract (2) alcohol markers (11) Anniversary (3) baby (6) Back on Your Feet (3) balloons (10) Beach (10) Believe You Can (3) Birds of a Feather (2) Birthday (26) birthday card (22) Black & White (5) blog hop (2) Bokeh (2) Buffalo Check (2) butterflies (13) Butterfly Gala (2) Cake (3) card challenge (15) CAS (34) CAS Christmas (12) CAS Stencil (4) CAS Watercolor (14) Christmas (19) CI#48 (2) clean and simple (3) Color Throwdown (15) Colour Inkspiration. ink blending (3) Crafting Forever (2) deer (3) Disney (1) dog (8) DSP (2) embossing (10) Embossing Folder (14) Embossing Paste (7) Encouragement (10) Father's Day (7) featured (2) Flowers (10) Free As A Bird (3) Freezer Paper (2) Freshly Made Sketches 366 (2) Get Well (4) Guest Designer (6) Halloween (8) Ink Blending (120) Ink Smooshing (3) International Highlights (1) Kylie (2) kylie bertucci (5) Kylie's International Blog (2) Lace (3) large alphabet (2) Laura Bassen (1) Lots of Cheer (2) Lovely as a Tree (2) masculine (11) masculine card (6) masking (9) Mother's Day (2) NC demos (2) New home (3) Notes of Kindness (2) Ornament (1) Pigment Sprinkles (6) rainbow (5) Repeat Stamping (2) Reverse Technique (2) Rooster (1) Rose (3) Shaker card (2) shaving cream (4) Sheet Music (4) sketch challenge (7) small stamps (2) Snowflakes (2) SSC197 (2) Stamp 'n Blends (2) Stampin' Blends (5) Stampin' Up! (5) stars (4) Stencil (31) step technique (1) Sweet Friend (3) Swirly Bird (2) sympathy (9) tea (5) Thank you (17) Thanksgiving (6) Top Ten (2) Treat Holder (1) typewriter (2) Valentines Day (1) Watercolor (165) Watercoloring (31) Wedding (6) Winners (2)

Popular Posts