Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Save the Drama For Your Mama

Ok, maybe not *actual* drama... your mom probably doesn't need that; but how about a little papercrafting drama in the form of Mother's Day cards? I'm up on the Eyelet Outlet Blog today with a few ideas for unique --and dramatic-- effects that are fun and EASY!!! Let's start with a floral watercolor background.

What's that, you don't paint? Can you make a messy circle? Seriously, the messier the better! Make six or seven of them. Let them dry. (This is by far the hardest part; luckily, we have heat guns!) Add a few squiggles or swirls, with a pen or your sewing machine, or your favorite floral stamps; top them off with Eyelet Outlet 12mm Clear Edge Jewels or Oval Jewels... or both... and that's *IT*! Wait, maybe we should have a sentiment: let's make a home for it with a few strips of Music Note Washi Tape, then our alphabet stickers will really stand out!

Still not into the whole painting thing? All right, let's make some patterned paper, instead. I went with argyle because I just got a roll of super-fun Road Washi Tape and the dotted lines reminded me of stitching. Plus, what mom wouldn't like to get *DIAMONDS* on Mother's Day, eh? ;)

I hand cut these diamonds, but we all have a zillion punches and dies, don't we? Start with one basic shape in a few colors and see how many fun geometric patterns you can make. When you find your favorite, affix the shapes to your background and start thinking about embellishments. I must've been channeling a 1950's vibe because as soon as I had pink-n-grey argyle I wanted to add pearls... and what could be easier than Pearl Bling Strips? A few blooms are always a nice touch, and these gorgeous Eyelet Outlet Solid Color Paper Flowers come in packs of *40* with three graduated sizes and they're available in a few different shapes! I popped on some Bumpy Heart Bling centers and I was done.

I hope you'll be inspired to try something new and different... be sure to leave me a link to your own dramatic creations in the comments, I love to see the things you make! ♥


  1. fun, fun, fun!!! I am especially loving those watercolour flowers and you might have actually convinced me that I could try my hand and painting some!
    Cheers from snowy Kenora, ON
    (Dang, I am travelling for work and my skis are at home!)
    Shanna :)

  2. Gorgeous watercoloured flowers, and the stitching and awesome brads. Wow what a fab. card. Awesome second card love that design you made with washi tape and pearls. Your brain must work overtime.

  3. Giiiiiirl, what you can do with a sewing machine makes my stomach go all topsy turvy. Sigh* You are talented beyond compare!


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