Hello, crafting friends! I am one of the stops on the Love from Lizi blog hop to showcase an awesome product – Love from Lizi monthly kits! Her kits are simply amazing, filled with beautiful supplies, and she just went “subscription” for her kits! Elizabeth is a new entrepreneur and has been around a bit in the card making world. She has asked a bunch of us to participate in a Spring Blog Hop and is offering a free kit or £20 for someone special! Please leave a comment on my blog and all the other bloggers in this hop! So without further ado…
This card was made using materials from the February card kit. Elizabeth is located in the U.K. so they will be celebrating Mother’s Day next month. Her kit reflects that season of Spring and the celebration of Moms around the world! The patterned papers in the kit are all 8″ x 8″ and jokingly, Elizabeth challenged us to make an 8″ x 8″ card…so I did! I still made a Mother’s Day card…I actually made 10 more from the kit, but I’ll post those later. This is the special card for this blog hop….it’s for my Mom, who is an awesome lady and I love her to death. I don’t tell her near as much as I should, but she’s the thread that ties this family together. I wanted to make a very special card for her, so using the cardstock that came in the kit, I printed “Happy Mother’s Day” from my inkjet printer. I then foiled it using my laminator. It’s a beautiful fuchsia pink.
Then using the beautiful floral print paper in the kit, I fussy cut around some of the flowers in the center to form a window, which I glued a piece of acetate to the back of. You’ll notice that some of the leaves and flowers “hang” into the oval centerpiece….I thought it added a pretty touch!
Since I am doing an 8″ x 8″ card, I used one piece of cardstock for the back panel, and one piece for the card base – that the patterned paper is glued to. I cut both cardstocks 8″ x 10″, then folded over the extra 2″ to form a piece that can be glued together – forming a top folded card. I cut an oval out of the front card base so the window goes all the way through to the inside.
Then I added sequins and ribbon from the kit and a few silk flowers from my stash! The sequins are “glued” down using the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Rhubarb Crumble, so the center of each sequin has a little drop of the crystal drops squeezing through! LOL I think it turned out quite nice and I really hope my Mom loves it! I plan to make my own envelope using a tutorial from one of the other bloggers that made envelopes for her 8″ x 8″ cards! I will be using wrapping paper for this. Here’s the finished card!
I hope you like my card and you will hop right along to the next awesome card in the blog hop…that’s Crazy Paper Chick’s blog and she’s awesome! You’ll love her cards, too!
Have a great day, crafting friends, and enjoy every stop on the Spring Blog Hop for Love from Lizi! Don’t forget to post a comment on each stop so you’ll have a chance to win the soldout March kit or £20 from Love from Lizi! You can find the shop at Love from Lizi. Head over there after you visit all of us in the hop!
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