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
  • Leaf/Sprigs Die
  • 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 
  • Tacky Glue
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
  1. Fabulous card Nick, I love how you added extra colour to the ladies on the paper and after seeing your clay roses, I think I may have to have a go at making some myself, I have made flowers from paper, card, lace, ribbon and various fabrics, but never clay, oh dear I anticipate another bad habit forming lol. Thank you for sharing your card and also the interesting history of Mothering Sunday Helen x

  2. Ms Yvonne Marshall says:

    Absolutely gorgeous vintage card! I r e a l l y love it!!!!! Can in ask what did you used to cut those beautiful leaves please!? Xxx

  3. Beautiful card Nick. No mum to send this to butthink would make a nice birthday card for a special friend. Thank you for your inspiration.

  4. Thank you ever so much Helen, I love these papers and there’s so many things you can do with a good background. So pleased to hear that you might try the clay roses, I have to say they are very addictive once you get going and lovely to use on your projects as embellishments. Glad you like the little history, it’s always nice to have little snippets of information I think. Thank you again for leaving your comment, I do love to hear from readers.xx

  5. Thank you Yvonne, So happy that you like the style of this card, I will try and find out the name and make for the die I used, It’s a fairly old one, But I will let you know if I find out. Thank you for your lovely comment.xx

  6. Thank you Nicola, So pleased that you like the card, It had to have some roses on it and they always stay the same which is the benefit of artificial, mind you real ones cant be beaten really, well not yet!!.xx

  7. Thank you, I am so glad you liked the history bit as well, I thought it would be nice to include it. Happy that you like the tutorial and the finished card. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a comment, I do enjoy reading them.x

  8. I’m sorry Littlelamb, Like you say it would make a very nice card for a special friend. So happy that you like what I have shared and the inspiration. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comment, it means such a lot to have them.xx

  9. Thank you Bryan for your comments, it’s so nice to read them. Very pleased you like the images on the background, it’s wonderful paper from Be Creative. Thanks again for taking the time to visit today.x

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