Mother’s Day is coming up! Here is a card you can make and give mom from the Nature’s Blessings “quick card” department (they don’t call us Sonic Stampers for nothing!). When you don’t have a lot of time, I find you can usually make a great card by using a single stamp as a focal image.
For my focal image, I chose Lily of the Valley by Nature’s Blessings Fine Art Stamps. Lily of the valley (also known as muguet) is a flower with a sweet heady fragrance. Its flowers are shaped like a cascade of tiny bells. It blooms right around Mother’s Day in the Northern Hemisphere (second Sunday in May), and is seen as a sign of spring. It is often used in spring weddings.
To start with, you’ll want to dig into your stash of papers and embellishments. Layers of art paper trimmed to size, in contrasting colors and textures, will add interest and do a lot of the design work for you. Start by stamping and coloring your focal image. This will help you decide what kinds of papers you want to use.
I stamped Lily of the Valley in a light gray, and then colored it with Prismacolor Pencils, which layer and blend together beautifully. It came out soft and delicate, so I chose pink contrasting paper to go with it, along with a sheet of decorative paper lace.
I wrote “Mother” in pink pencil, and for a finishing touch, embossed the bells of the lily and the word “Mother” with pearlescent embossing powder. A touch of glitter for a bit of sparkle would have worked well too.
And here it is! Happy Mother’s Day!