Stamp Focus- Best Mom

by Lydia Evans

Hi there, it's Lydia here with you today with a Stamp focus on one of the new release sets ‘Best Mom‘.


I am just loving this new set as there are lots of ways to use this set and the sentiments are so fun, I especially like that there is a ‘Mum' for those of us that use ‘Mum' instead of ‘Mom'.

For my first card I did a bit of no-line watercolour…


I stamped the floral sprig from the set using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink on the leaves and Picked Raspberry on the flowers and buds onto some watercolour card. I then used a wet paint brush to move the ink around, so softening the edges. To make darker shadows I added in some more of the inks to get the look I was after.


To finish I added a sentiment strip using one of the sentiments from the set.

For my second card I used the sprig for a background accent…


I first stamped my sentiment using Modern Deco Alpha and Thinking Of You stamp sets onto some Navy Cardstock using VersaMark and then embossed in Gold. I then stamped the floral sprig from the set a number of times in gold ink around the top edges of my card.


To finish I added a couple of gold splatters.

For my third card I did some colouring using Copics and pencils…


This time I stamped the sprig onto some Spicy Yogurt Cardstock in very light ink- I used Frosty Pink but any light ink you have would work. I then coloured the image using Copic markers and then went over this with coloured pencils to add more detail and shade.


For the sentiment I used Thinking Of You.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you like my ideas for working with the ‘Best Mom‘ set but there are many more techniques you could use with it.

Have a beautiful day.





You may also like


CraftedBySteph April 14, 2016 - 9:26 AM

Wow! This set and these cards are GORGEOUS!!! You have incredible coloring skills Lydia – admirable!! :-) Yours, Steph

Cheryl Farnhill April 14, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Really beautiful cards tfs, Hugs Cheryl

Trina P. April 14, 2016 - 9:43 AM

Your coloring is absolutely beautiful. I need to get some pencils now. ?

margaret driscoll UK April 14, 2016 - 9:51 AM

Hello Lydia
Again beautiful work!
The colours are so delicate too!
Take care
Love Marg

Melissa B. April 14, 2016 - 9:59 AM

Beautiful artwork! Incredible coloring!

Laura Papercuts April 14, 2016 - 10:11 AM

You know just how to bring a stamp to life….so pretty!

Daria Z. April 14, 2016 - 10:12 AM

These cards are just gorgeous, Lydia! Your coloring and painting skills are fabulous!

barb macaskill April 14, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Such a gorgeous set!!! Your cards are all absolutely lovely!!! Must have this set ASAP!!! TFS!

Ann April 14, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Stunning cards, it’s hard to pick which is my favorite.

Deborah Kaye April 14, 2016 - 10:44 AM

What gorgeous cards! And another set of stamps to add to my must have list!

Deborah Moss April 14, 2016 - 10:44 AM

Beautiful cards! I love the versatility of design by using different mediums. I can’t wait to receive my order with the newest stamps. It’s taking to darn long. Thank you for sharing.

Izzy Scrap April 14, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Very beautiful cards ! This stamp set is another one I would like to have, there so many of them ! Thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer April 14, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Wonderful cards. My mother is no longer living but I know she would have loved a card made with this set. You colored those flowers beautifully!

Harriet April 14, 2016 - 12:06 PM

Your card is lovely. Your colors are excellent. This stamp set is great. Thanks.

Tracy Jensen April 14, 2016 - 12:18 PM

These cards are amazing. They are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your work

jan metcalf April 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Very versatile, many good techniques!

Amanda April 14, 2016 - 1:47 PM

Lydia your cards are stunning I really like the chipped sapphire & picked raspberry together. I need this stamp set!

Barbara Ghigliotty April 14, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Really gorgeous cards, Lydia! I love how you used your Distress Inks on the flowers and leaves…so vibrant and stunning!

Vicki Smith April 14, 2016 - 6:42 PM

You are incredible! Love ALL the cards you created.

Rubeena April 14, 2016 - 9:38 PM

These are so beautiful, Lydia!

Celeste Goff April 15, 2016 - 7:14 PM

What amazingly beautiful card Lydia!


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.