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Happy Mother’s Day


Hello Crafters!

Happy Mother’s day! If you are not a Momma, Happy Sunday to you 🙂

I felt like it wouldn’t be right posting a card today without celebrating. It just seemed weird to me haha, so a Mother’s day card is it!

This is actually the card I created for my grandmother. She was always planting, gardening, trimming, weeding. I remember digging through the garden with her to pick tomatoes, green beans, and cucumbers. My job was always snapping the ends off the green beans while we chatted the whole time. I definitely get my talkative nature from her 🙂 It always said “Kelly enjoys talking to her neighbors” on my report cards. I’m sure my teachers did not always think this was a good thing!

Anyway, today I made a planter full of succulents in various colors.


While my Grandmother was quite the gardener, sadly, I am not. I Googled succulents to see where I should go with my colors. Succulents pretty much come in every color ever.  I just picked the ones I really liked and went with that. I kind of love that they do come in ever color under the sun, it makes coloring super fun!

I wanted to use the large planter on my card so I knew I was going to have to build up my succulents. I stamped the planter first but did not ink up the back edge of it. I cut my mask the same way. I started filling in succulents, stamping and masking as I went. I though the little pebble stamp included in the set was an awesome way to ground the image so I left my mask in place and stamped some of those in too.

I colored with my copics and added a few highlights with my white gel pen. I outlined the whole thing with a light warn grey then added a shadow in a darker grey to one side to give it some dimension. The “Happy” part of the sentiment was stamped in black and once that was dry I heat embossed the “mother’s day” in white. I used two different gel pens to help the sentiment stand out a bit against the coloring.  The “Happy” was given a drop shadow in white and the “mother’s day” was given a shadow in black. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the planter and that completed the card.

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Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful day!


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Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulents

Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut

Wink of Stella Clear

Copic Markers

Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad

Ranger Jet Black Archival Inkpad

Sakura White Gel Pen

Copic Multiliners

White Embossing Powder

Author: Kelly Latevola

Hi guys! I’m Kelly. I’m married to a wonderful man named Craig and we have a gorgeous two year old son who is the light of my life. I can’t leave out our boxer/mastiff Molly who is my little one’s best friend. I’ve been cardmaking for about seven years and running my blog for around five. I am loving every minute of it! I’m a huge fan of clean and simple cards. I adore a good one layer card or building a scene. Also glitter, and lots of it

5 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

  1. Kelly – This is another beautiful card…..I love the colors your chose and think it’s perfect card for your “Gardening” Grandmother! Happy Mother’s Day to you too! Hugs, Lisa

  2. Absolutely fabulous coloring … the dropped shadows add such great dimension.

  3. Wow what a gorgeous succulent bouquet!! I must put this set into my shopping list! Fabulous colouring, perfect masking! Well done Kelly! Happy Mother’s Day to you too!!

  4. beautifully done Kelly. It looks awesome

  5. couldn’t love these more! beautiful, unlike the plants at my house which tend to die 🙂

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