Mother’s Love

Hello and Happy Monday! We hope your week has started well.

It’s been a really busy day here, now that the snow has melted we can get back to normality! All our deliveries have arrived, so all our stamps are now back in stock!

Jane Tyrrell is kicking off this week’s inspiration with 2 beautiful cards…

Good morning I hope that you survived the weekend with the Beast? Goodness me that was a few days that I hope I don’t have to repeat this year. Our snow melted away yesterday and that cruel, cold East wind has vanished.

 Mother’s day is this Sunday (11th March) in the UK and I have tried to made lots of different styles of my handmade cards for selling at Dotty’s Tea house in Carshalton.  I have made clean and simple (CAS) ones, vintage, cute and some of my Visible Image “Face It” cards.

Today is my Monday dose of Visible Image design team inspiration and I am am sharing 2 versions of a card I designed.

This week I decided to use my fab Face it stamp..

with the Face stencil/mask

I also decided that rather than just using the top line ,as I did last week, that I would use the whole Mother definition stamp.

I also chose some words from the Aries, Cancer and Pisces Zodiac sets from the ‘Written in the Stars collection’

I white embossed them on to black card and cut them out.

I made 2 versions of my Mother Face It cards, one with the eyes shut and one with the eyes open.

First up is the eyes open card. I used picked raspberry, wilted violet and fossilized amber distress oxides for both backgrounds. I used Distress Glaze to protect her eyes. I blended the inks and then added a little spritz of water before drying.

I masked off all but the “Mother” part of the definition and stamped in red ink first. I then stamped the rest of the definition in black. I added some definition to her face using the stencil and chose the words “caring” and “gentle”. You could make other versions: different word choices make the card really personal to the recipient.
I coloured the lips and added glossy accents to the lips for some glamour.

and these words.

For the eyes shut version I used exactly the same background process but the thing I love about using inks is that no background, even using the same colours, ever comes out the same. Every single one is unique and one of a kind, just like our own Mums.


Here is a close up of her

her words

and here they are side by side.

I hope the weather is more kind this week to everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave.

Back soon,

Bye for now,
Jane x

These cards are absolutely fabulous Jane! The colours are gorgeous, so cheerful, and your choice of sentiments is perfect ♡♡ ♡

Thanks Jane!

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

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