Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Oval Mother's Day Card

Hello, Crafters.

This is nothing card related but I have to tell you about it because I was so impressed!

We recently booked an appointment for the annual service on our central heating system and yesterday was the day. Pedro phoned when he was about ten minutes away, a courtesy I really appreciate!

It was raining when he arrived and I invited him in. Before he stepped off the entrance mat onto the carpet, he put two "shower cap" plastic covers on his shoes! This is the first time any engineer has ever done this. To say I was impressed - and very appreciative - would be an understatement.

Hubby has now ordered some from Ebay/Amazon, so from now all engineers visiting our house can wear some or take their shoes off, their choice! LOL! Has any engineer ever offered you this courtesy?

OK, enough of that! Today's card is the result of inspiration from two different sources. The first inspiration was yesterdays' thank you cards I made using pre-made embellishments. As I was going through the A4 cardstock wallets yesterday, I saw the pink scalloped ovals and decided to make them into cards.

When I took he folder right out, I found there were several of these ovals but I can't remember why I had die cut them in the first place! LOL!!

The other inspiration came from a card posted on Facebook yesterday by Kylie Bertucci, who's a very talented demo in Australia. She posted a card she'd made onto Facebook and it featured a die cut rose created by using the Rose Garden Thinlits Die.

I really couldn't work out how she'd die cut the rose but not the leaves. I had a look at my Thinlits and realised there was a single rose in there too! DOH!

So, to make my card, I scored two lines at the top of one Pink Pirouette oval (die cut using the Oval Collections Framelits Dies no. 7) to create the fold line. I applied Tombow to the area on the reverse above the score line and adhered it to another oval.

I die cut a Crumb Cake and a Whisper White oval (for the inside) using no. 6, a Pink Pirouette oval using no. 5 and a whisper White oval using no 4. Then I used the retired Ovals Paper Piercing Template on the Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette ovals.

I die cut the single rose from the smaller Whisper White oval and the other small flower in the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies on a piece of scrap Whisper White.

Using my Crumb Cake Marker Pen I painted the two die cuts and adhered a piece of Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack behind the aperture in the Whisper White oval for the rose and behind the small flower.

I inserted the larger rose into the aperture on top of the DSP. Then I painted the outline using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. The final touches were the Crumb Cake bow at the top with rhinestones just underneath.

I stamped the sentiment, which is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, in Crumb Cake Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out with the Word Window Punch. Then I layered it onto a piece of Pink Pirouette that I'd punched out using the retired Modern Label Punch.

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I try not to use retired products but sometimes it's just too difficult not to!

I don't normally show what I do to the insides of cards but today's an exception. I cut a small area off the top of the larger Whisper White oval and adhered it to the base. Then I added the small flower on the bottom right hand side.

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Hi Jan, I'm loving this card, even though my Mom is not here anymore. I think it would also make a wonderful birthday card for someone like me who's birthday flower is the rose and who loves pink. LOL. As to your question...yes I've had one fella who covered his boots with one of those shower caps, but only once. Think I'll do like your hubby did and get some...great idea...

    1. Hi, Ann. Only once! That's a shame. There's me hoping it's the start of a new practice. Well, it will be in our house now! LOL! Glad you like today's card. Just made a video showing how I made it - hopefully I'll post it on Sunday. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Hi Jan it's me again...HELP...I've never done a card swap before, and my team is doing one this coming Monday the 29th using the theme baby or kids. Can you give me any ideas they would be much appreciated. thx...Ann

    1. Hi, Ann. Do you have the Easter Lamb Stamp - that's great for a baby card - see my post on 15th February. Or maybe Friends & Flowers, Something for Baby or Made With Love. Good luck. Happy crafting, JanB.