Most historians believe that Mothering Sunday evolved from the 16th Century practice of visiting one’s mother church on ‘Laetare Sunday’. As a result of this tradition, most mothers were reunited with their children on this day, when apprentices and young women in service were released by their masters for that weekend.
With Mothering Sunday coming up, here is an idea for a card for that special Mum.
You will need:
8 x 8 Paper pad from Be Creative ‘Days Gone By’ 2 sheets.
Centura Pearl Dark Brown Card
Centura Pearl Ivory Card Base
Green Card for the Foliage
Basic Oval Dies
Postcard toppers or similar
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Floral Embellishments- Here I have used the FMM ‘Easiest Rose Ever’ cutters. There is a tutorial for these, in the Flower making series (Feb 2018)
Collall 3D Glue Gel
Step 1: Take a sheet from the paper pad, here with the 2 Victorian ladies. Secure to card using tacky glue. When dry, cut a frame using 2 basic Oval Dies. Using Victorian Velvet, blend around the edges.
Step 2: Take your chosen topper and secure it behind the frame using tacky glue, cut off the excess with scissors.
Step 3: The ‘Be Creative’ sheet I have chosen is beautiful on its own. To highlight the ladies, I have used a selection of pale alcohol markers to add a tint. It adds a hint of colour to the old sepia photos. The pads take the colour extremely well.
Step 4: Using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, blend colour around the edges.
Step 5: Firstly wrap around a complimentary ribbon, secured at the back with tape. Then overlay this with a narrow strip of lace, to add a touch of luxury to your card. Layer this onto the Dark Brown Centura Pearl card, leaving a narrow boarder.
Step 6: With the same Distress ink, blend around the postcard as before. This makes sure that all of your elements have a colour theme tying them together on your finished project.
Step 7: Next, stamp your desired sentiment onto the postcard, I chose a sentiment that looked handwritten.
Step 8: Cut some leaves and foliage to decorate and embellish your card from green card.
Step 9: Add the postcard fairly flat to the card, then used 3D Glue get to raise the framed topper. Arrange your Floral embellishments around the frame, play around with the design until you are happy. I have also added a few smaller paper roses here to cascade down a little further.
Step 10: Secure your finished piece to a Centura Pearl Ivory base card.
Here is the finished card. I do hope you have enjoyed the tutorial I have shared today. Please feel free to leave your comments and any feedback. I look forward to joining you again very soon. For now Take care and Happy Crafting.xx