Mothers Day Card Idea -  Watercolour Flowers

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Posted on 21st March 2017 by Nicole Mullen
Filed under Seasonal Crafts, Mothers Day Crafts

mothers day watercolour card idea

Hi everyone,

It's Nicole here today to share a Mothers Day card with you to get you inspired on your card making for that important day! For this project I used:

I started off gathering the basics I wanted to use on my card. I used a kraft card base, navy card, cream linen card (not in this picture) a yellow striped tag - repurposed from an item of clothing- and my image that I coloured to match the tag and the navy card. 

I felt that the navy looked a bit too plain on the background of the card and I needed to add something to it. I don't have any square embossing folders, nor did I want to stencil on it. So I decided to use my score board to add some diagonal lines on it. Papermilldirect card is brilliant for scoring as it is so thick the card doesn't break.My score-board has a corner add-on to allow me to make envelopes, which makes doing diagonal lines really easy. But I have it placed in the middle of the board here on a sample piece of card, to show you that you could just as easily do it on a regular score-board, just make sure you keep it held in place. I start from the top corner of my page and then work from the left and then the right of this line to make sure my lines are all evenly spaced. I chose to score every 4 lines apart. But you pick what you are happiest with spacing wise.

You can rotate the page and repeate the process to get a diamond pattern if you like too.

I then used my diagonal pattern navy background, layered a stitched die cut cream linen shape on top of it and layered all of my elements on top of it. I found that Chipped Saphire distress ink matched the navy card well on a double stamping of it for my sentiment.

Here you can see a close up of the scored background. It is a very simple tip but one that adds brilliant detail to your cards if you are looking for that something extra.

I hope you get inspired to give this technique a try and make sure to share your results with us over on the Facebook page!

Tagged: design team, card making technique, handmade mothers day card ideas, kuratake, stamping bella, martha stewart

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