Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mother's Day

Sadly, I have no dedicated Mother's Day stamp sets and very few Mother's Day sentiments. Every May, it occurs to me that I should remedy this deficit, and then I promptly forget about it. Now, I've splurged quite enough in the past month and don't feel comfortable investing more in stamping at this point.

Also sadly, that probably won't stop me from placing an order for some of the new Hero Arts stuff, but whoever said a crafter needs to be consistent in her reasoning?

No crafter I've ever met, that's who. And really, should we listen to non-crafters about crafty stuff?

Of course not. Duh.

Anyway, this year's Mother's Day card makes excellent use of older stamps...a Hero Arts wood-mounted sentiment from at least 15 years ago and the older Papertrey set A Wreath for All Seasons. Throw in two shades of smooch and lots of tiny rhinestones, and you've got yourself a pretty clean-and-simple card!

As you can see in the close-up, I dabbed the Smooch on random dots that were stamped in Hero Arts cornflower ink. The Smooch adds a subtle shimmer and dimension to the wreath, It was pretty enough with the Smooch but still seemed to lack a little something, so I added a bunch of tiny blue blings in two shades for some added kick.

The results are lovely...soft, feminine, and sparkly!

Instead of rushing out to buy something new, see what older stamps you have in your stash which might enjoy some lovin' and have a go with them. It's fun!

stamps: Papertrey A Wreath for All Seasons, Hero Arts sentiment
ink: Archival potting soil, Hero Arts cornflower
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: dimensionals, scissors, rhinestones, Smooch


  1. Your card is lovely. I love the shades of blue. I. too, don't have much when it comes to Mother's Day stamps. In fact, I only have a single sentiment. I have not made Mother's Day cards because my mom passed away before I started making cards. But this year I decided to make some for family, friends and my church. I plan to order some stamps to use next year.

  2. After seeing this wreath on your blog (a while ago), I purchased it. It is a very versatile and timeless stamp. On Ebay I found Antique Engravings another lovely stamp set which I saw here. Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. Such a pretty stamp. Does it count if we buy stamps we've seen on your blog that you've had for a long time?

  4. Absolutely wonderful card! So beautiful! P.S. I still love wooden stamps!

  5. It's a beautiful clean and simple card. The blue is pretty, and you make me wish I had more bling.

  6. Love it!
    As a stamper on a fixed income, I love to find my old sets that do the trick! I tell my husband I'm going shopping in the basement!


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