Thursday, May 4, 2017

Motherly Love Challenge

I fell off the wagon AGAIN doing card challenges with Cards in Envy. I guess I got wrapped up in watching videos from Unity and doing their challenges.

Even though the Cards in Envy challenges last two weeks boy do those two weeks go by fast!

This challenge "Motherly Love" is to make a card not necessarily a "Mother's Day" card but a card that is "motherly".

I had already been making some "Mother's Day cards but none that looked "motherly" (mom's with babies whether people or animals.) Then I remembered a stamp I had and went to work.

I amazed myself! I love how this turned out! I had never used Kraft paper for any craft project until recently watching videos from Unity Stamp Company. They use Kraft paper a lot!

The first thing I did was heat emboss the horse image with white powder on Kraft paper and cut it out.  (I'm sorry but I have know idea what stamp set this is or what company it's from. It may be an old Stamp Up but that is a guess.)

The image was rather small so I decided to stamp the background with "Tree Poem" from Stampendous. I used Distress Ink "Peeled Paint" for the tree and Distress Ink "Tea Dye" for the script.

I also embossed the sentiment with white powder. The sentiment is from Stampin Up set "Wonderful Mother".

Using a blending tool I applied Distress Ink all around the edge with Vintage Photo. I so rubbed some ink on the embossed horse image.

Thanks for taking a look.

Have a good one!


  1. Love you card Valerie and it works perfect for our challenge which can be a Mother's Day card (doesn't have to have a mother on it as long as it says Mom or Mother or Mama) OR a motherly love card with a mom and kids/babies. Hope that makes sense. So if you have another card that just says Happy Mother's Day, share it with us. :) I really like the kraft on this one and the beautiful tree. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy.

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    2. Thanks Sandy! I hope to stay on track!

  2. such pretty stamping!! glad you are back making cards!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!