I have two wonderful mothers with tremendous style. My mom loves everything New York and my mother-in-law is enamored with European style and Italy. I decided to design their Mother's Day cards around Tim Holtz's runway and cityscapes stamp sets and Penny Black's venetian summer stamp with a bokeh background.
I inked up 130lb watercolour paper with peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon and cracked pistachio, sprayed it with water and heat set it. Once dried I inked different sized circles with brilliance moonlight white and stamped the united states skyline directly onto the background. This lovely runway fashionista was stamped onto 130lb white cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder to give her a little more dimension and sheen. I coloured her in with purple and copper permanent markers.
For the Italian fashionista, I inked the 130lb watercolour paper with abandoned coral and picked raspberry. As I did for the U.S. card, I inked different sized circles with brilliance moonlight white and stamped Penny Black's venetian summer stamp onto 130lb white cardstock and embossed it with clear embossing powder and highlighted the hat and dress with purple and copper embossing powders. Getting embossing powder to go where you want it to go is really a feat. I painted on versamark, added the powder and with a second brush I brushed away the excess powder. I love the results and it was well worth the time.
Happy Mother's Day! Thank you to all the amazing women who on a daily basis make incredible differences in people's lives. Your love and caring bring happiness, security and joy. All the best xx