Mother’s Day Card Ideas + Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3

Happy Anniversary, Altenew! We’re so excited to be joining your 6 year anniversary celebration! Emily is here with some FABULOUS Mother’s Day projects using Altenew & Essentials by Ellen!

I’m sharing a Wave Roses Themed Collection of cards, tags and a trinket-teasure box in celebration of all the amazing women in our lives. Mixing and Matching supplies and creating multiple projects is a fun way to stretch your stamps, dies and stencils. I’ve included a few collection building tips and tricks in my post today.

My Prep Steps for Creating Collections:

  1. Pick a Color Scheme or two (Pink and Yellow). Select your inks and coloring materials to work with (Zig Clean Color Brush Markers & Distress Oxide Inks).
  2. Die Cut elements from Black and White Card Stock for mix and matching (Two-In-One Box, Skinny Stripes and Wavy Outlines)
  3. With a Stamp Press, stamp several floral images at once to Bristol Smooth Cardstock (this is what I used for all my Zig Coloring).
  4. Heat Emboss images all at once. This way your heat gun is nice and hot so you can create crisp embossed images.
  5. Paint/Color and fussy cut or die cut your stamped images and leave in a dish to pull together on your cards, tags and boxes.

Painting the Roses

The Wavy Rose images are all painted with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. For a soft watercolor effect, I applied pigment from several Zig colors to my media mat, added water to the color and then “washed” the color to the paper. To keep the color wash in “place”, I stamped and heat embossed all the images with Altenew Translucent Pearl or Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

Greens: Light Green-041, Turquoise Green-042, Emerald Green-048

Pinks: Deep Red-260, Pale Pink-028, Pale Rose-230, Blush-069, Peach Pink-202, Pink Haze-201

Yellows: Yellow-050, Light Yellow-051, Bright Yellow-052, Pale Yellow-055

Pretty in Pink

I thought it would be fun to have a matching card, tag and treasure box for my Mom to open that I could easily send in the mail. I created the treasure box using the Essentials by Ellen Two-in-One Box, Black Card Stock and Be Creative Tape. I used the Floral Garden stencil with Spun Sugar and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks to decorate the stitched rectangle side panels. For the box top, I heat embossed the “a little something for you” sentiment from the Wavy Roses Stamp Set to a long/skinning stitched rectangle. Then I adhered the rectangle inside the box for a little extra surprise. For the box top, I applied spun sugar distress oxide ink to a long/skinny stitched rectangle and adhered a small wavy rose with foam tape. The Two-In-One Box die includes a gift tag, that I heat embossed Mom from the Amazing Women stamp set and added a painted rose and its petals.

For the pretty pink Mother’s Day Card, I die-cut the Skinny Stripes at an angle to a white card front and then adhered it to a black card stock panel for a modern black and white striped background. I stamped the sentiment on an angle with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink and adhered the Wavy Rose images with foam tape. A very simple assembly with lots of pop.

Sunshine Yellow

For my first card, I added a Wavy Rose Outline die cut to my watercolor rose image. I die-cut the Skinny Stripes to a white card panel and also die cut on a black card stock panel. I saved the black panel for another day but I used the little stripes and added them to the white Skinny Stripes panel. Then I adhered the yellow wavy roses to the skinny stripe background and stamped the sentiment with Obsidian Pigment Ink.

*The Obsidian Pigment Ink is extremely crisp for small details and sentiments. A new favorite!

My second card came together in minutes using the Floral Garden Stencil. This stencil is a dream because no masking is required to add both the floral petals and greenery. First I positioned the stencil with the greenery side to my card panel and I applied Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Inks. Using the stencil as a guide, I positioned the florals over the greenery and added the petals with Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink. I had a stitched rectangle left over from the Two-in-One box, I stamped and heat embossed Mom and sentiment using white embossing powder. For a little extra pop, I added a white rectangle frame and adhered it to the top-center of the stenciled card panel.

So there we are friends, a Wavy Rose Inspired Mother’s Day collection of cards, tags and trinket-treasure box. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to mix, match and stretch your stamps, stencils and metal dies in fun new ways.

Have fun on the blog hop! Your next stop is Nathalie DeSousa’s beautiful blog and find the whole hop list on the Altenew Blog!


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  • Reply Enna April 4, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Hey there from North Texas! What a gorgeous group of cards!

  • Reply Katina April 4, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Hi from Kentucky. Loved your cards and the color.

  • Reply Lisa Premo April 5, 2020 at 12:53 am

    Hi, from Charlotte, NC!
    Your cards are just so pretty! Inspiring!

  • Reply Jennifer Richardson April 5, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful cards. I love the colors.

  • Reply Isabel Z April 5, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Greetings from Arlington, VA in the US. Oh so pretty!

  • Reply Audja April 5, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Hi and Congrats to Altenew from their hometown, Syracuse, NY. Love the yellow with black! Be Well…

  • Reply Julie Harden April 5, 2020 at 5:10 am

    Hi from England, This a beautiful set of cards. The black background makes them pop! Thanks for sharing and stay safe

  • Reply stampingrama April 5, 2020 at 5:50 am

    Hi from Rochester, NY! What beauties! Your color palettes are springy, fresh, and serene! Sooooo pretty!

  • Reply Kristina LeCloux April 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Hi from Thorp, WI. I love the yellow flowers and striped background. It really makes the whole card stand out.

  • Reply Terri W April 5, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Hi from Illinois. I love all the pops of color with the black. Really makes your flowers stand out.

  • Reply Mirella Rogan April 5, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Hello from Dublin, Ireland! What a gorgeous set of projects, thanks so much for all the inspiration!

  • Reply Mirka K. April 5, 2020 at 7:11 am

    Hi from Central Finland! Beautiful cards! The yellow set looks so sunny and lovely. I love the coloring on all the flowers.

  • Reply Lagene April 5, 2020 at 7:40 am

    Hi from Oregon, USA. I love your wavy roses creations, I espeially love the pretty yellow on black & white!

  • Reply Linda BL April 5, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Hello from Virginia! Absolutely love your Wavy Roses themed cards, tags, and gift cards. They have such a soft, dreamy quality.

  • Reply Se Jones April 5, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  • Reply Cyndi Morris April 5, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Hi from Carrollton, TX! Beautiful cards (and tag). I love the lovely soft colors.

  • Reply KathleenA April 5, 2020 at 9:24 am

    HI from Dallas, TX! Mothers Day will be here before we know it! Thanks for the reminder and the beautiful cards for inspiration!

  • Reply Laurie F. April 5, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Hi from Fremont, California – Ellen you make it look easy. Love the use of multi media.

  • Reply Miriam Prantner April 5, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Hi from Arlington, VA! I love the graphic punch these cards have! So simple and modern looking!

  • Reply Nicole Santos April 5, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Hello from Scottsdale! Wow! This is so amazing! Thanks for the giveaway too!

  • Reply Inkin' Chickie April 5, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Wonderful sets. I like the little tag. Thank you for the cards.

  • Reply Diana Soling April 5, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Hi from Yorkville, IL. Such pretty cards! I love seeing how you colored them in and that they all coordinate. Great idea!!

  • Reply Claudia K Anderson April 5, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Hi from Denver, Colorado! Your Wavy Roses cards are so wonderful! Thank you!

  • Reply Michelle P April 5, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Howdy from Houston Tx…and congrats to Altenew!!! I sooooo love black and white with pops of color. Your cards and box/tag projects are fabulous.

  • Reply Bonnie E. April 5, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Hi from Toronto, Canada! Great cards! I love the graphic contrast of the bold black and the soft florals!

  • Reply Deepa Lakshman April 5, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Love the treasure box and the cards are a treasure indeed.

  • Reply Claire Reed Warren April 5, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Hi from Colorado, love all these new ideas

  • Reply LINDA D FILLDS April 5, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Hello from Rumford, Maine. You did a very pretty job with your roses. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Carol McCready April 5, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Hello from New York! Your cards are gorgeous. I love those color combinations. Thank you for sponsoring the blog hop.

  • Reply see mary stamp April 5, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Hello from Carol Stream, IL. Beautiful variety of projects. Thanks for being part of this amazing blog hop.

  • Reply Ana G April 5, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Hello, from Portland, Oregon, These cards are so happy, I love yellow and black together. The background is so pretty. I love the die from Ellen too. It is a must have on my wish list.

  • Reply Tina Stepanova April 5, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Hi from Shoreline, WA! Your cards are amazing! 😍💕

  • Reply Karthikha Uday April 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Hello from Tennessee, USA! Soft and beautiful set of creations 🙂

  • Reply Megan S April 5, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Hello from Chicago! As always, lovely cards!

  • Reply Evelyn Larson April 5, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Hello from Malta, New York. Happy Anniversary Altenew. I love white and black cards with a touch of color. Your cards are so beautiful.

  • Reply Denise Bryant April 5, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Hi from Penn Valley, CA! Such beautiful cards! Love your style! Thanks for sharing your cards with us!

  • Reply kjwinston April 5, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Greeting from NorthernCal. Love those colors, especially the soft pink. Great Mothers Day Cards.

  • Reply mjmarmo April 6, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Hi from Arizona. Simply lovely cards!

  • Reply Sharon April 6, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Hi from Aberdeenshire Scotland! What lovely techniques!

  • Reply Heidi Rees April 6, 2020 at 4:34 am

    Hi from snowy Wyoming! Beautiful set of projects! Great ideas and products! I absolutely love stripes with florals! Yellow is the happiest color, wonderful projects!

  • Reply Cardogram April 6, 2020 at 5:51 am

    hi from seattle, love the fresh palette.. the inspirations already smell of so much spring…i ove the gentle and soft look the wavy roses bring in.. i think these flowers would have caught my eyes.. but after seeing the inspirations i think i am going to get my hands on these beauties.. Hugs and love..

  • Reply lunnacreatescardsandcakes April 6, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Hello from Brampton Ontario. Love the bold black and white.

  • Reply Dana W April 6, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Fabulous cards and tag! Perfect for mothers day!!

    • Reply Mary-Anne V April 9, 2020 at 6:50 am

      Hi I’m from Maryland, USA. Wow what beautiful cards…love the clean modern looks.

  • Reply Nina C. Houghton April 6, 2020 at 8:03 am

    The black is the perfect offset for the pastels.

  • Reply bonnielovespurses April 6, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Hi from Idaho. Thanks for this wonderful celebration. I am enjoying all the inspiration!

  • Reply Daria Z. April 6, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Hello and hugs from Wisconsin! What a amazing set of cards. My fave is the yellow with the Wavy Outline die – a couple more things to add to my wishlist!!

  • Reply Sonya April 6, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Hi from Pennsylvania! love your bright happy card designs. Altenew florals are always the best!

  • Reply Kim Salito April 6, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Hello from Louisiana. Love the soft colors with the bold black.

  • Reply Robin Buchholz April 6, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Hi from Michigan. Gorgeous cards! I love the layering and dimension. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Amy Martin April 6, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Hi from California. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining in the hop.

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