Today’s I’m sharing a Mother’s Day card I made using the You’re Inspiring stamp set. You can see another card I made using this same stamp set HERE. I used an Aqua Painter to watercolor the background of the main layer in a haphazard fashion. I also watercolored the piece I stamped the sentiment on – I wanted it to be lighter than the card stock so the sentiment would show better.


Here’s what I made:

SStampin' Up! You're Inspiring Mother's Day handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy


Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring Mother's Day handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Daffodil Delight card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Shimmery White CS layer  cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-3/4″ x 1″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the You’re Inspiring stamp set:

  • Daffodil image in Stazon black ink
  • sentiment in Old Olive ink onto a watercolored piece of Shimmery White CS (see below)

Die cut using the Merry Christmas Thinlits:

  • sentiment

Cut using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack:

  • all four corners of the 2-3/4″ x 1″ Whisper White CS, with the rounded petal of a flower punch

Colored using Watercolor Pencils:

  • flowers in Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White

Colored using an Aqua Painter:

  • background in Pear Pizzazz ink, around the flowers
  • stems & leaves in Old Olive
  • scrap of Shimmery White CS for the sentiment in Daffodil Delight (let it dry before stamping the sentiment above)

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Shimmery White CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon, a piece of Pear Pizzazz ribbon, and a piece of Old Olive ribbon adhered onto the Shimmery White CS layer using Tear & Tape
  • sentiment glued onto the small piece of Shimmery White CS, then adhered over the ribbons using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 3 Pear Pizzazz sequins glued onto the watercolored background
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring Mother's Day handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy


Just to be clear on the order of steps for the layers:

For the large Shimmery White CS layer:

  1. stamped the flowers.
  2. water colored the background around the flowers, and let it dry.
  3. water colored the leaves and stems
  4. colored the centers of the flowers

For the sentiment layer:

  1. water colored the layer, then let it dry completely.
  2. stamped the sentiment.
  3. die cut


Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00


Preorder the Vibrant Vases Online Class by April 10:

  • Make 6 gorgeous cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • perfect for assorted occasions including love, celebration, and thanks
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, punch, and the precut/prescored card kits PLUS a stamping template for the punch.
  • Limited spots available

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