Sunday, May 9, 2021

Simple To Stunning #2 - Mother's Day cards

Shouting out a very Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! In honor of Mother's Day I am happy to share with you the latest in my Simple To Stunning series of cards. These cards showcase how you can take a card design and with a few additional elements or techniques step it up from a simple design to stunning.

These cards feature the May Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart - Flowers for You. This set of 14 images is available during the month of May for $18.95 on my website. You can also get this set for $5.00 with a $50 purchase or FREE if you are a VIP and make a $50 purchase during the month of May. So many great images and sentiments in this set with so many uses.

All three cards are based on Sketch #484 from Freshly Made Sketches. You can see this sketch along with other variations on it here.

The first card follows the sketch very simply with a piece of Sage cardstock cut using the Stitched Squares Thin Cuts set. The flower image was stamped on White Daisy cardstock using Intense Black Ink and colored in using Triblend Markers. I stamped the sentiment in black ink on Ballerina cardstock and dovetailed it. I added an additional dovetailed piece of Ballerina using the light side of our two-toned cardstock for some contrast. I added some simple embellishment with Clear Sparkles.

The next card adds a base layer of Blue Belle Cardstock and a circle cut using the Circles Thin Cuts for the stamped flowers.

The final and most stunning card adds some embossing on the Blue Belle cardstock layer using the Spring Blossoms Embossing folder and some additional embellishment using Mink Twine.

These are some simple techniques you can use with any card design to step up your designs to take them from Simple To Stunning!

I hope you like the cards! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies List:

S2105 - May Stamp of the Month - Flowers for You
X6045 - Sage Cardstock
X6048 - Blue Belle Cardstock
X6036 - Ballerina Cardstock
1385   - White Daisy Cardstock
X254 - White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
Z4259 - Stitched Squares Thin Cuts
Z3943 - Circles Thin Cuts
Z3694 - Spring Blossoms Embossing Folder
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Ink
Z2496 - Pale Pink Triblend Marker
Z2530 - Pale Pink Shades Triblend Marker
Z2525 - Vintage Blue Triblend Marker
Z2486 - Dull Green Triblend Marker
Z3274 - Clear Sparkles
Z4221 - Mink Twine


  1. These are lovely! I love the different uses of the flowers - in circles and then just in the corner of the square panel! And so beautifully colored! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.