Good Job Mama Card

Good Job Mama Card

Today this post is about how I made a card perfect for a new mum or a mum who could do with a loving hug. Click below for the link to my card process video on how I made this card.

Inspiration for this card came from stuff I found in my crafty stash including my ‘good job mama’ stamp set and a background I stamped and colored using my STA watercolor brushmarkers. I was coloring the background piece to test my brushmarkers as part of my review of those markers so I wasn’t really being careful in places, hence why a lot of the coloring is outside of the lines!

Because of this ‘poor’ coloring I needed to hide the imperfections somehow whilst making a good looking card. To do this I decided to overlay vellum on the top of my front notecard.

To start off I cut my watercolor piece to the largest square I could using a square diecut.

I then cut some specialty paper (Typewriter Luxury Designer Paper from Cristina Re d-i-y stationery) to 10.2cm x 20.4cm to make a square card base that is 10.2cm x 10.2cm square.

Time to cut the vellum. I cut it 0.5cm longer than the watercolor piece on one side to allow me to fold it over and behind the watercolor background to help with securing the vellum.

I then decided to heat emboss in black a love heart as well as the sentiment “good job mama, you are doing a great job” on the vellum. If I had red embossing powder I would have used that for the heart but I didn’t so never mind. These sentiments/images are from the stamp set called “Good job mama” from Simon Says Stamp.

Time to put this card together… so I used double-sided tape to adhere the vellum to the watercolor background. I make sure to score, fold over, and tape down the excess to get a good hold. I leave the right hand side flapping about so that you get a little pop of color every now and then as you hold, open and close the card. The vellum does a great job of obscuring the imperfections in my coloring without taking away the beauty of it.

Next, I decide I wanted a bit of dimension to the card so I use foam tape to prop up the card front and adhere it to the front of the card base.

And that’s how I made this “Good job mama” card.

Happy crafting!

Mel Crafting.

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