Sakura for Mom

Hi all! I’m popping in today to share the card that I made for my mom for Mother’s Day. I know Mother’s Day was over a couple of weeks ago, but I was so happy with how this card turned out I wanted to be sure to share it.

The card features the Mondo Sakura clear stamp by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson stamps. Normally, I can be intimidated by large flower stamps that have a lot of area to color, but I love this stamp so much I had to give it a chance. The Sakura blossom on this stamp measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 so there’s not denying that it’s a mondo stamp as the name suggests.

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To start, I stamped the flowers using some Versamark ink and heat embossed with some black embossing powder.

I wanted to challenge myself to color this stamp using the Copic color trio of the month for May. The colors I used were Y21, R32 and RV69. Although these are not a natural blending group, they weren’t too difficult to blend and color the Sakura blossoms. I colored the blossoms using the 3 colors and added just a tiny bit of green to the stems and leaves.

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Once finished, I used the matching die to cut the Sakura flowers out. I used a light blue Copic marker to color the white edges of the die cut. I think sometimes that can give it a more finished look.

Next I cut a piece of black cardstock. I used some FineTec Metallic Water Colors and splattered some gold water color paint across the black cardstock. Once the paint was dry on the cardstock, I adhered the Sakura blossom to the cardstock with some score tape. Once the flowers were in place, I stamped the words “YOU are” with some Versamark and heat set with some Ranger Ultra Fine Detail White embossing powder. I die cut the word wonderful from some matt gold cardstock and adhered it below the embossed sentiments.

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I mounted the black cardstock offset against some matt gold cardstock so that it had a strip of gold visible on the left side of my card image.

The entire piece was added to a white A2 size top folding card base.

For a finishing touch, I added some sequins to the card front.

I love how this card turned out despite it not being the traditional colors for the Sakura blossoms. It was fun to challenge myself to use the May Copic colors of the month and still be able to produce a beautiful card for my mom for Mother’s Day.

Thanks for stopping by I’ve linked to the products I used below.