Two quick Mother’s Day cards

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello everyone!!

Svitlana is here today.  Hope you're enjoying your day.

With Mother's Day around the corner (literally around the corner) I want two share how you can make a couple of quick last minute cards.

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I should admit – I'm a very slow cardmaker. It takes me hours to make something that other people can spend 30 minutes on. But the designs like these are pretty quick even for me.

For the first card I cut a panel from a green cardstock and stamped images from Botanical Garden set using Dark Chocolate and Evergreen inks creating some sort of floral frame . Next I stamped a sentiment from the same set using Dark Chocolate ink. Inked the edges of the panel using Forest Glades ink and adhered it to a green card base using dimensional adhesive. Finally added several sequins to finish the card.

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The next one is even simpler. I clear embossed the flower and sentiment from Beautiful Lady set on a watercolor paper panel. Next added simple watercolor washes in yellow and green along with some droplets of the same colors. Adhered the panel to a card base using dimensional adhesive, added some sequins and tied a yellow twine.

It was so simple and quick to make but I really love the result.

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These cards are going to my “just in case” stash as this year I already sent cards to my mummy in Ukraine and the one for my mother-in-law also is made and signed.

How about you? Have you made cards for important women in your life?

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Beth Holt May 3, 2016 - 09:29

These are beautiful! I especially love how you water colored the beautiful lady image. Great inspiration!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:05

Thank you, Beth!

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Donna Whitten May 3, 2016 - 10:11

Love your beautiful cards!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:06

Thank you, Donna!

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Michele F May 3, 2016 - 10:24

Svitlana!!! You’ve created a masterpiece with your Beautiful Lady!!! Both are gorgeous cards!
=]

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:08

Thank you, Michele! Watercolor made all work for me :)

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conil May 3, 2016 - 11:03

Just beautiful, both of them. It doesn’t matter how long they take when you get results like these two little wonders but, being the world’s slowest cardmaker, I know what you mean.

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:10

Thank you, Conil! These designs are pretty simple to make. And didn’t take lots of time. Which doesn’t happen often haha

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jan metcalf May 3, 2016 - 12:34

Love the yellow and green!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:15

Thank you, Jan!

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LauraJane:) May 3, 2016 - 13:00

LOVE the yellow one Svitlana!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:16

Thank you, Laura!

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Harriet May 3, 2016 - 15:04

Svitlana both cards are exceptional. I love them both — yellow “Beautiful” is excellent and your green card is a good reminder that simple is best!!!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:18

Thank you a lot! I didn’t expect the yellow card to turn out like this. It’s amazing how watercolor works.

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Lynne Ingram May 3, 2016 - 16:00

I like the yellow one best too. My Mother’s day cards for my daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, mother of my daughter-in-law and a good friend far away are all done except for the notes I need to write. Phew! I, too, am a slow card maker but I enjoy every minute of creating. I especially like Altenew stamps and dies.

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:19

Thank you!
And oh my.. You have a lot moms to send cards to :)

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May Park May 3, 2016 - 16:33

Hey lovely! I love them both!!! And I’m a slow cardmaker, too! :) I love the use of colored cardstock in your first card which I’m not good at. Than you for the inspiration.

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:20

Thank you, May!
My secret of using colored cardstock often is just laziness to ink a white one haha

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kirsty vittetoe May 3, 2016 - 17:34

Beautiful cards!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:21

Thank you, Kristy!

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Sue May 3, 2016 - 18:14

The watercolor card is just beautiful. I really like the color combinations you have used, would you share them ? Thank you for the inspiration!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:24

Thank you, Sue!
I use my Sakura Koi Pocket Watercolor. Just grabbed some yellow and green from it. They don’t have names, just some bright yellow and bright green. Hope this will help.
And I wet really well my watercolor paper before. Then watercolor just drifted in that water resisted by embossing.

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Sylvia Avila May 3, 2016 - 19:18

So pretty.

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:24

Thank you!

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Renee Logan May 4, 2016 - 06:48

great cards…love the freedom, movement, and colors on the Beautiful lady set..super inspiring..thanks for sharing your art!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:25

Thank you Renee for your sweet words!

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Daria Grushina May 4, 2016 - 09:01

Sveta, the miute I saw the photo on Instagram, I knew – it was you :)
Both are so very much awesome cards!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 5, 2016 - 17:25

Thank you my dear. I’m so happy that my cards are recognizable :)

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