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Sun 24

Blooms for Mom
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Mother’s Day is celebrated at different times of the year all over the world.  With my Mother’s Day in two weeks, I have a Mother’s Day card I created for my mother-in-law to share today.  It features the Riverbank Large Layered Blooms and Exquisite Leaf Set dies from the recent Spring release.  

Because I wanted these large blooms to all fit on the card without crowding or hanging off-the-edge, this card is A6 size.  The card base and a layering piece are 4.5”x6.25” cut from heavy-weight white paper.  Using the partial die cutting technique with a long and narrow extended cutting pad, ran the layering piece through the die cutting machine twice with the Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate resulting in this.



Down the middle was a mess, but it didn’t matter as most of it will be covered up anyway.  For some texture, splattered it with diluted black gouache paint, then set aside to dry.



The flower layers and leaves were die cut next from white cardstock.  The leaves and flower centers were colored with Copic Sketch markers.

greens - YG61, YG63, YG67
white centers - C00, C1, C3

Ink blending with distress inks (DI) was used to color the flower layers.  Shaded Lilac DI was applied to the middle circumference area of each layer using a blender brush, while Villainous Potion DI was applied to the centers with a finger brush before putting them together. 


“Mom” was die cut from white glitter paper using the shadow dies of the Bennett Alphabet die set for a chunkier greeting.  Glued the letters onto a 1” Twilight Purple paper strip, then added the drop shadow with a C3 Copic Sketch marker.  Assembled the card, popping the bottom right flower up with foam adhesives for additional dimension.  Applied clear shimmer on the flowers for more sparkle to finish.

And that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.






Such amazing card for Mum's Day!! Love the Riverbank Layered Blooms and your fabulous design and colours!!

Trina, your colouring skills are outstanding and this is the most amazing, striking and beautiful card. Thank you for the step by steps too x.

Trina, this is absolutely gorgeous. Your MIL is going to love it. I am always so amazed by your coloring. Have a great day.

Beautiful Trina, love your pin point heart background and those beautiful flowers. Your mother in law is going to love the card ♥

Gorgeous coloring of the flowers, like the sentiment on the band!

Gorgeous Mother's day card, Trina! Love the debossed background and the beautiful flowers!

These large blooms have come to life on this card! Gorgeous!

LOVE that dotty heart background under your gorgeous layered flowers, Trina! What a joy it will be for your MIL to open this card.

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