Hello!! It's Wanda here today. I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by. It's almost May!!! How did that happen! With Mother's Day a short 1 1/2 weeks away (in the US) some of you might be needing card ideas and so I've used a wonderful Quietfire Mother-themed stamp. You can find this and others under the topic, Mother... Here. If, like me, your mother has passed away, this card easily translates to any theme such as Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary... etc.
I love this leafy branch die, have used it several times and sometimes keep the negative such as the one used on this card that is watercolor paper. I put some Distress Ink on my craft sheet, sprayed on some water and then dipped the paper in the color. Since I only had the negative, I needed to cut a branch and did that from white cardstock so I could offset it from the negative piece. The purple layer is dry embossed with a folder. "Love" is cut from Shimmer Sheetz. The heart (Calligraphic Love Bits stamp set) is stamped with purple ink and I've brushed Wink of Stella (Gl. Clear) over the purple ink. The quote is stamped with Jet Black. A pretty simple card with a big punch I think.
Supply List --
Mothers hold their children's hands - Quietfire Design
Calligraphic Love Bits - Quietfire Design
Love - Metal Cutting Die - Quietfire Design or Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD)
Leafy Branch - Metal Cutting Die - ECD
Shimmer Sheets - a piece from the Gemstone Sampler Pack - ECD
Embossing Folder - Daisy Blast (Sizzix)
Archival Ink - Jet Black, Deep Purple (Ranger)
Distress Inks (Ranger)
Cardstock - White, Purple