Tuesday, March 26, 2013

For Always Mother's Day Card

It’s not too early to start thinking about Mother’s Day. My mom loves the color black so I thought I’d make her a card using Close to my Heart’s new For Always paper packet. I added in a little pop of color with some Lagoon cardstock.

To make the card, I cut a piece of Black cardstock to 4-1/4" x 10" and scored and folded it at 5-1/2". I adhered a piece of patterned paper from the For Always Collection to the folded flap. Then I used the edge of a White Daisy Die Cut Card and traced it on the bottom of the flap with a pencil. After cutting it out, I adhered a piece of 4-1/4" x 4-1/2" Lagoon cardstock on the inside and trimmed it with my scissors so that it had about 1/8" mat on the bottom.

I matted a 3/8" strip of another patterned paper to a piece of Black and Lagoon cardstock and then adhere that strip to the bottom of the card. A 1/2" strip of Lagoon cardstock was added to a 5/8" strip of Black cardstock and adhered to the flap of the card. Using the Artiste Cricut cartridge, I cut the bracket shape at 1-1/2" from some White Daisy cardstock and stamped the image in Black ink from the Perfect Fit - Mom stamp set. I adhered it to the flap over the strip with some 3-D Foam tape to finish it off.

Because the inside of the card is black, I plan to write a note inside with a white or silver gel pen.

Stay tuned for a fun scrapbook layout that I made using the same beautiful For Always Collection...