Monday, 26 February 2018

Mothers' day card ideas

It's another marvelous Monday morning and time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration. The next "event" in my card making is Mother's day, which falls here in the UK on Sunday 11 March.  I needed to make some cards for selling at Dotty's tea house and decided to use the top line of the brilliant "Mother" definition stamp in my designs.
(Next week I will be sharing another card where I have used the whole of this this space)
I also wanted to use some specific words from the written in the stars collection. I used words from the Aries, Cancer and Pisces set but you could easily chose any...I think it is lovely to be able to be so personal.
I stamped and embossed them in white on black card and then fussy cut them out. 

The warmer weather made me also reach for my more summery stamps and 2 sets which I have not used for a while. The original butterfly was a very early Visible Image stamp I bought many years ago and is now part of this fab set. 

I also used my fibres stencil
I made my design in 2 colourways and it is interesting to see how different they look.

I used red and blue distress inks for this colour way with some stenciling using purple. 

and for a "hot version" I used yellows and oranges. This was my background mid way..

I then added some red distress through the fibres stencil to really spice it up.
Here is my "sunny" version which I also added a few sequins to.
They look so different don't they?

Here are a few close ups
You can mix and match the extra words....

and a last shot of them side by side

It will be interesting to see which colourway sells first in Dotty's.....

I would like to enter my pink/purple Mother 's day card into the following challenges;

Fashionable Stamping 3/3 one for the girls
Simon says stamp Wednesday make your own background
Sweet stampin 1/3 spring has sprung
Allsorts 1/3 eye spy...something beginning with B..mine is of course butterfly
The butterfly challenge 1/3 #95 spin the wheel with the letter P I have gone for the pink and purple sections of the wheel.  I really like the new format of Mrs A fab challenge and I hope to be able to join in more.
A Inkymess 1/3 anything goes

You can also check out Visible Image via these links;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group can be found here would be lovely to see you. You can add work to the "Show and Tell" album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £25 coupon to spend on the website.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp world wide!

And the shop web site is here; where all these gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

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Next week I will share some more Mothers' day card ideas using a different set of Visible Image stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. Despite my sunny cards it looks as though the weather is returning to winter this week...brrr it has been so cold and  there may even some snow in the south of England. Keep snug wherever you are.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Two beautiful cards's amazing how something similar can look so different! :)
    Yes indeed your warm cards will most likely be the only warm thing in the UK this week.....and if all the snow wants to fall in the south of England, well thats ok by me! ;)
    Happy new week my dear, stay warm,
    V x

  2. Two lovely cards Jane though I am drawn to the pink one. Light snow flurries here in the north...interspersed with short sunny spells...very cold...end of weather forecast for today!!

  3. Pretty backgrounds, colourfs and cards Janeand perfect for our 'I spy' theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  4. I would probably have to confuse things and buy both cards as I can't decide which I like the most. The backgrounds are brilliantly done and I love the butterflies. Thankyoy for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel and I'm glad you like the new format. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. I adore those butterfly cards! I am sure they will fly right out of Dotties! How was your son's birthday celebration?? Have a super great week. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. hello dear jane,

    Gorgeous cards!
    The dimension you were able to create is simply amazing!!


  7. Gorgeous cards Jane! They are all so pretty and striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Oh wow Jane, the cards are great. I like both of them very much.
    Thanks again for sharing with us on Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

  9. Two lovely cards and great inking.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'I Spy B' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  10. it's just wonderful. I love that butterfly stamp. Thank you for participating in our challenge at Allsorts this week!

  11. You’ve made the butterflies look so real and like they are actually flying! Great design work. Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge!


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