Tuesday, May 5, 2015

First Mother's Day Card

Hi everyone I just realized that Mother's Day is Sunday. Opps! So I made a quick card today for my granddaughters to give to their mom. For some reason my laser printer didn't like the card stock so I got a really spotty border when it printed. Which means that the foil did not give good covereage. I haven't decided whether to go over the border with adhesive and re-foil or given the time frame just to leave it. After all even an imperfect card is better than no card at all. I also wish I would have had a better picture of Bug but she is in constant motion.

I did learn that laser printing doesn't smear like ink jet printing when it gets wet.  I was happy to learn that. Without further ado here is my first card. My next card is waiting for mod podge on used dryer sheets to dry so I can make butterflies to go on it. It should be dry in the morning and I can finish a card for a friend to mail to his mom. Without further ado here is the Mother's Day card.

I didn't like the color of the card base so I air brushed it. The arrow was a free file from Silhouette. Thank goodness my laser printer likes my white card stock so my sentiment was crisp. For both the arrow and the frame panel I painted with a water brush and Memento dye ink. I used Lulu Lavender, Spun Sugar and Blue Sky. I love the softness of the colors in the Sorbet collection.

I had fun creating a watercolor look with dye inks. In fact so much fun I did another arrow with the sentiment and a frame with three openings instead of two for my next card. I will be doing more water coloring with dye inks in the future.

Have you painted using dye ink? Do you like to paint?

Time for bed so wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. What a darling card, and photos. This is one card that is going to be well loved.

  2. Sweet card and the kids are soooo pretty.
    What technique are you using for mod podge and dryer sheets AND butterflies. ?????


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