Mother’s Day is tomorrow, and (gasp) crafty you has been too pressed for time, in a creativity slump or (yipe) you forgot to make a card.
I was pressed for time this year, but washi tape came to my rescue. In half an hour, at most, I had a card.
I also tried stamping for the first time on washi. I used multi-surface inks just in case the tapes’ surfaces were too slick to absorb regular ink, and they worked well.
Tape, stamp, bling, stick … done. Fabulous!
Mother’s Day is Sunday, and I have one more card to share. If you are a procrastinating crafter in need of ideas, maybe this colorful card will inspire you.
The base of this card is made with Bazzill Basics two-tone cardstock. Sanding or filing away the raised pattern reveals the color underneath. Very fine sandpaper works for this, or a file set, if you have one. I recently bought a Basic Grey precision file set and couldn’t wait to try it out.
I used my trusty Making Memories Slice Elite to die-cut two flower shapes and a decorative tab. And I actually sewed the button onto the ribbon. I usually cheat and tie the string on the button and attach it using a glue dot. I didn’t think that would adhere well to the ribbon, though.
Click on the “e-booklet” below for a tutorial. Happy Mother’s Day!
I’ve seen “chalk” inks in stores before, but passed them up because I thought they would be messy. I thought they would smear, like real chalk does. When I saw Color Box’s Cat’s Eye Queue fluid chalk inks on sale at Meijer, I decided to try them out. I already own a set of Cat’s Eye classic pigment inks, and I love the quality. They’re also compact, which is great because I don’t have a lot of storage space.
On paper, the Color Box chalk inks have a soft appearance and dry quickly. For the card below, I used three from the Rose Petals collection (seen above at left): rose coral, rouge and maroon. (The set on the right is called Sand Dunes.) I’m getting a head start on Mother’s Day this year, and I wanted to make a simple card with a few layers.