Mothers are the most important influence in our lives, no matter how old we are. So here's to that special woman that taught us so much, nurtured us in mind, body and spirit, and set us on our own path. We honor her beauty, wisdom, grace and strength!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Mom, I appreciate the countless sacrifices you've made.
Your generosity and your goodness are forever.
With tender spirit, you are my rock.
I will always cherish the incredible memories with you.
I love you for being such an beautiful and caring woman.
Thank you for being my best friend!
~ Than Jana
Stamps Used in this Project - Twist & Sprout Peg Stamp Set
Papers Used in this Project -
White, Dark Blue, Teal, Aqua, Green, & Purple card stock
- White piece cut to 8.5 x 5.5, folded to A2 size
- Green strips backed with teal
- Pop-up insert, precut (see link below for pattern)
Inks Used in this Project - (VersaColor Pigment Inks)
- Green Tea
- Mountain Lake
- Split Pea
Supplies & Embellishments Used in this Project -
- Circle Template or Die
- Embossing Envelope
- Glaze Pens - Aqua, Green, Teal, Black, & White
- Aqua Ribbon
- Gold Ribbon
- Gold Paint Pen
- Glitter Glue (Starry Night)
Instructions for Card Base & Card Front -
CARD BASE -
The card base consists of two pieces, the folded, white 8.5 x 5.5-inch card stock and the 3-D pop-up insert.
Run the card stock through the die cut machine using an embossing folder. I used an envelope with a polka dotted pattern.
To make the pop-up, follow this link to a pattern I found on Pinterest:
Follow the pattern to make the pop-up and then simply glue the 3-D pop up inside the card base. You may have to trim the edges if the ends of the insert are longer than the ends of the card base. After gluing the two pieces together, set aside for now.
CARD FRONT -
Stamp the Centerpiece -
Using a circle template (or die) and a piece of white card stock, draw (or cut) a circle that measures 3.25 inches in diameter. Prepare to stamp the following:
Stamp the Twisty Flower in Mountain Lake ink.
Stamp the Jagged Petal Flower in Indigo ink.
Stamp again, this time in Mint ink.
Stamp the Leaf in Green Tea ink.
Stamp the Wavy Delicate Sprig in Split Pea ink.
Once you've finished stamping, use a gold paint pen to make a gold edge around the circle.
Use the aqua Glaze pen to fill in a portion of the Twisty Flowers and then to make a dotted border around the circle. Set this piece aside until it is time to assemble the card.
Prepare the Decorative Elements -
Cut two strips of green card stock. Cut one strip 1 x 5.5 inches. Cut the second strip 1/2 x 5.5 inches. Glue to slightly larger pieces of Teal card stock.
This next step is optional:
Using the white gel pen, make alternating swirled and striped patterns on the green strips. Then, along the dark blue edges, use the white pen to make a dotted border. Of course, you could always just use a designer print in place of the green card stock.
Set these pieces aside until it's time to glue them to the card base.
Instructions for the Centerpiece Sentiment -
Using the teal Glaze pen and a scrap of white card stock, write "For you this Mother's Day." Embellish the sentiment by stamping the following:
- Stamp the Jagged Petal Flower in Indigo ink.
- Stamp it again, this time in Mint ink.
- Stamp the Leaf in Green Tea ink.
- Then, using the teal Glaze pen, make some dots around the rectangle.
- Then use the gold paint pen to edge the medallion. Set aside.
Make the Curved Panel for the Ribbon -
Take a piece of white card stock and run it through the die cut machine, using the embossing envelope of your choice. Then cut it into a curved rectangle. Use the same circle die or template you used for the circle you stamped earlier. Use the Mint ink pad to scuff the edges of the paper.
If you like, you can used scissors to scallop the bottom edge of this piece. Now tie the aqua ribbon around the curved paper.
Set aside for now.
Glue Everything to the Card Base -
Now it's time to glue all the elements to the card base. Start with the green strips and glue them down, centering them vertically in the middle of the card base.
- Glue the centerpiece.
- Then glue the curved piece onto which you tied the ribbon.
- Now glue the sentiment. To create a little more interest, I used a small bottle to bow it outward. Then I added a strip of paper to the back, which acts as a fastener to the card.
Last, use a little glitter glue for a some bling. I used Starry Night for this card, to keep with the color scheme.
So here's what the card looks like so far...
...Now let's finish the inside of the card.
Instructions for Inside of the Card -
Make the Gift Boxes for the Pop-up -
Notice that the measurements for the gifts are in centimeters, which is how they appear on the pattern I found. (I didn't convert the measurements to inches).
- Cut two squares of the dark blue paper measuring 4 x 4 cm.
- Then cut two squares of teal paper measuring 3 x 3 cm.
- Last, cut two squares of aqua paper measuring 2 x 2 cm.
You will use White ink and a gold ribbon to decorate these squares to look like gift packages and then glue them onto the pop-up. You'll need two of each size and color for each "gift."
Using White ink, stamp a pattern on the squares. Use the white Gel pen to make an outer border. Last, and add a gold ribbon along the middle.
When the ink dries, glue the sets of squares to the two sides of the pop-up. Top with a bow made from the gold ribbon.
Make the Sentiments -
Using the black Glaze pen, write out, "Love" and then cut it out. Use the Mint ink pad to edge the rectangle. Then use a thin gold paint pen to make a wavy border around the rectangle. You can also appropriate word stamps from out website if you prefer to stamp the sentiments of your choice.
Repeat with the other sentiments,
Arrange the sentiments and glue them to the inside of the card. Add some stamped images if you like.
So, this is our take on a wonderfully simple pop-up pattern, which is a jumping off place for so many ideas! I hope you enjoyed this week's project and this new Peg Stamp set.
Stay tuned for next time, when we make a card just in time to get ready for Father's Day! Have a great couple of weeks until we meet again. And as always, Happy Stamping from Rubber Stamp Tapestry!
Renee Britt Lewis, Contributing Writer