For Every Mother

Today is Mother’s Day and for some it’s a time to celebrate the women in our lives. This week I wanted to tackle some card designs for Mother’s Day but I wanted to make sure to include everyone in this post! I know I’m grateful to have a great relationship with my mother (who also happens to be a Stampin’ Up! demo herself) and so today’s post is dedicated to her; for showing me the world of Stampin’ Up! and for being my own personal cheerleader.

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For me, motherhood means many different things. You can have your biological, adopted, or step mothers but there is so much more than that! I consider myself a mother to my two cats (I’m 20% of the way to full on crazy cat mom) but there are also mothers who might not be your biological or adoptive mom, like a close aunt or a family friend that has been a support to you in your life.

But those ideas aren’t what got me thinking about what motherhood means. I knew I had to make sure a card was designed for mothers who have lost children. I wanted anyone who may have been affected by this to get a special Mothers Day because today is a day for every mother. No matter how long your child is with you, they are still your child and you are still a mother.

What better way is there to introduce new products than creating cards that are inclusive to all types of mothers? The Specialty Designer Series Paper is the Share What You Love pack from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and several of the new stamp sets were used to create these cards!

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The first card is one dedicated to all the women who are like a mother to you. This card features the Love What You Do stamp set. I used a masking technique to keep my flowers white when I stamped the watercolor background. I added a little bit of Wink of Stella to the flowers as well, just to give them a little bit of a pop! I loved how easy this card was to make especially keeping it monochromatic. If you ever want to make a card easy but beautiful, mono colors are the way to go! It ties everything together and you won’t have to use a bunch of supplies!

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My second card is dedicated to your own mother, whomever you view that to be! Like the first card, this one was really easy to stamp and assemble. I loved the shimmer of the flower petals on the paper and knew some silver embossing would be the perfect compliment to the background. I used a greeting from the Picture Perfect stamp set that is the perfect phrase for Mothers Day! I also added three rhinestones as well for a little bit of glam. I love how simple but elegant this card turned out! I especially like the black, it makes the background and silver pop so much more!

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My last card is dedicated to mothers who have lost children. I wanted to make a card to let them know they are loved on a day that they may struggle with. I was inspired by the medieval paintings of angels to include gold embossing to mimic a halo or wings. The message was stamped with the Make A Difference stamp set and can be personalized for each card. I used the new Stamparatus to stamp the greeting as well as the bear from the Baby Bear stamp set. This card was the most important to me and I wanted to make sure it was simple but something you can give to anyone you know who may have been affected by the loss of a pregnancy or child.

I will be updating the product information once the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live June 1, 2018. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on all my posts and you can find me on other social media pages below. Who are you going to be celebrating today? Let me know in the comments below! For now I would like to wish all mothers out there a Happy Mothers Day and to send my support to anyone who may be struggling with today!

xoxo,
Sarah Liz

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