Hey there friends! I’m back with a couple of Mother’s Day cards that I’m sharing on the Paper Rose Studio blog today! Have you come across Paper Rose Studio products yet? If not, you definitely want to check them out! They’re an Australian papercrafting (and fabric design) company with beautifully designed stamps, dies and more! I used a few of the Ella’s Garden series of stamps and dies for today’s projects.
I wanted to do something a little different from my usual today, so I picked an “interesting” and unique color scheme and pulled out my Copic markers to help achieve the look.
I colored the leaves with B84, E43 and E30 Copic markers, the green roses with BG78, BG75, BG72 and BG70, and the blue rose with B97, B95, B93 and B91. Because of the photo editing, the flowers are a little weird looking, with more of a contrast between light and dark than they actually are in real life.
I die cut the colored image using the coordinating die set and layered it with a couple of more die cuts that compliment the floral design. I die cut the Baby Blue Leaf from kraft cardstock and the Baby Blue Leaf Outline from dark grey cardstock, then layered them together, adhering them at the stem so the outer edges could float freely.
Another reason the leafy branches float is due to the way I die cut three more layers of the Ella’s Garden Rose Bouquet and stacked them below the stamped and colored layer and the cardstock die cuts. Its kind of a cool effect that I will try again.
The sentiments for both cards today comes from the beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes stamp set, and very timely too, with Mother’s Day in North America right around the corner!
The second card coordinates with the first, in that I used all the same colors of Copic markers to color the various elements, with the addition of W2, W3 and W4 for some of the smaller leaf branches.
After I colored all the individual pieces, I fussy cut the shapes. Then I die cut more of the Baby Blue Leaf branches from dark tan cardstock. Finally, I layered all the components into a pleasing arrangement and adhered them to the patterned paper card front.
Because I sometimes give my cards away as gift sets, I like to harmonize them, as I did here. Besides using the same patterned paper for the card fronts, and the same colors of Copic markers to tie these two cards together, I wanted to mimic the little strip of kraft cardstock that delineates the two patterned papers on the first card, but for something fun on this card, I added that strip overtop of the floral arrangement.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you liked these cards and this product, check back again in a week’s time when I’ll have a couple more to share. Have a good day!