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Carden Sul Y Mamau – A Welsh Mother’s Day Card
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What I Did
I started by using Brother Canvas to lay out a greeting as I wanted it – Sul Y Mammau Hapus – which is Welsh for Happy Mothering Sunday.
I used my Scan’n’Cut, We’R’Memory Keepers foiling quil, and blue foil to get the greeting foiled onto paper. The first line is solid foiled whereas the other lines are just outline foiled so that I could colour them in. Blue is my mother’s favorite colour so I had to work in shades of blue.
I scored and folded a sheet of blue cardstock that was pre-foiled with swirls to make my base card. I cut out the foiled greeting, coloured in the letters and trimmed it to a panel the size I wanted before rounding the corners. This was matted onto a dark blue sheet of cardstock, again trimming and rounding the corners.
I did a larger layer of a mid blue that was a littke smaller than the main card front and stuck this down before adding the matted greeting.
I punched flowers out of two shades of blue cardstock, shaped them a bit and stuck them in a cluster round the bottom left of the card before adding a tiny bit of Nuvo drops to the centre and then leaving it dry.
For the insert I laid out the wording I wanted in MS Publisher and printed it out onto plain white paper. I then used two stamps I received in Holley’s Cellabration giveaway to stamp on the world globe and stand – the wording is Welsh for “Tho the best mother in the whole round world”.
What I Used
- We’R’Memory Keepers foiling quill
- Foiled swirl blue base card – I think it might be Hunkydory
- Plain paper for insert
- Pearlescent paper for outside greeting
- Alcohol Marker – blue
- Three different shades of blue cardstock
- Corner rounder punch
- Paper trimmer
- Flower punch
- Tonic nuvo drops
- Fingerlift Tape
- Bookbinding glue
The Finished Card
Several slightly different angled photos as I was trying to show the foiling, though it doesn’t appear very shiny in the photos.
And the insert
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