Yesterday was Mother’s Day in the UK. As usual my cards were a last minute make, which is why I am only just posting pictures of them today!
When I first started making cards two years ago, I had no idea things such as craft rubber stamps existed. My knowledge of stamping was limited to the types of stamps that get used in banks or the post office. The second cards I made (after my husband’s 40th birthday cards) were Mother’s Day cards for my Mum and Mother-in-Law. I got my eldest son to finger paint the a sheet of card with different shades of blue paint or red paint. I then cut out a butterfly from a card blank, by hand, from a tracing of a picture of a butterfly and stuck the painted background behind it. I wrote the sentiment on by hand using children’s metallic paint pens. Needless to say when I look at the pictures I took now I cringe slightly by how amateurish they look, but at the time I was very proud of myself!
I decided to recreate that first Mother’s Day card design after talking to someone about the shaving foam ink marbling technique.