With Mothers Day coming up this Sunday, I finally got around to making cards for my mom, mother-in-law and our grandmas. I wish I could deliver all...or any...of them in person, but they'll be sent off in the mail today instead.
Inspired by Thrify Nifty Things, I even made my own washi tape!
I'll give you a quick rundown of how I made them.
I inked the edges of the card with brown ink and glued on a piece of burlap (glue dots worked best)
To make the flowers I free-hand cut 4 scalloped circles out of book pages (a punch would work great, and I was too lazy to clean off my desk enough to use my big electronic cutter) Then I folded each circle into quarters and glued them down onto a small circle of paper. A sticky sparkle went in the middle. I made 3 of these for each card, as you can see.
The "happy mothers day" font is Sketch Block and I printed it out on cream cardstock and added more brown ink around the edge.
The final touch is the strip of vellum "washi tape" across the top. I cut a 1 inch by 4 inch strip of polka dotted vellum and ran it through my Xyron sticker maker. Then I cut it in half to get two 1/2 inch strips and tore those to get the pieces I used on my cards.
I pretty much love how they turned out, and I can see a lot more vellum-washi in my future.
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