Hello Creative Friends! Jill here today to share a few cards to inspire you for Mother’s Day Cardmaking! I’ve heard in the past, that Mother’s Day produces the highest volume of mail. I hope that’s true because it warms my heart. And YOU still have a few days to get those cards in the mail—to your Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister, Friends! We can all celebrate Mother’s Day in our own ways!

I decided to make a few different cards, using different ideas. The first one I’m sharing today celebrates your love for Mom using watercolor.

Mother’s Day Cardmaking by Jill Hawkins for Scrapbook & Cards Today

First, using a T-Ruler and a pencil, I drafted some lines on watercolor paper to be sure I stamped straight. Then I used Quinn’s ABC’s by Lawn Fawn to spell out exactly what I wanted. (I just love alpha sets—you can say whatever it is you want to say!) I used Versamark and white embossing powder to emboss the sentiments. (*be sure you erase pencil lines after you’re done embossing.)

Mother’s Day Cardmaking by Jill Hawkins for Scrapbook & Cards Today

After that, I watered down some Distress Inks to add watercolor. (I used Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers.) I work watercolor in shifts and try to be careful, getting complimentary colors next to each other to avoid brown mud. Yellow is your friend—wink wink!

Mother’s Day Cardmaking by Jill Hawkins for Scrapbook & Cards Today

When everything was dry, I adhered the panel with some wonky stitching. I love the rainbowy goodness in the final result!

Supplies CARDSTOCK: Ranger, Neenah; STAMPS, DIES: Lawn Fawn; INK: Ranger, Tsukineko; Embossing Powder: Hero Arts; ADHESIVE: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Next up, I thought it would be sweet to make a cute little card for Mom.

Mother’s Day Cardmaking by Jill Hawkins for Scrapbook & Cards Today

I used these adorable elephants from Lawn Fawn. I colored them with Copic Markers (N0, N1, N3 and RV00) and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I set them aside and masked off a background using Therm O Web’s Purple Tape on this card panel. Once that was squared away, I added this Simon Says Stamp “Mesh” stencil and blended on some Distress Oxide inks. I started with my favorite, Twisted Citron and added some Lucky Clover to darken up the base a bit. For the sky, I blended on some Salty Ocean.

Mother’s Day Cardmaking by Jill Hawkins for Scrapbook & Cards Today

I removed the tape and added some stitching to polish off the borders. I thought it would be cute to add these hearts in little speech bubble. I mixed stamp sets to have the sentiment say what I wanted and stamped everything in black ink. Once the sentiment was dried, and I was out of the smudge risk zone, I adhered everything down with dimensional foam adhesive.

Mother’s Day Cardmaking by Jill Hawkins for Scrapbook & Cards Today

I finished this cute card off with a few confetti sequins. The result makes me say awwww!

Supplies CARDSTOCK: Taylored Expressions; STAMPS, DIES: Lawn Fawn; Stencil: Simon Says Stamp; Markers: Copic; INK: Ranger, Tsukineko; ADHESIVE: Therm O Web; Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh.

Lastly, I wanted to create a card that was a little more straightforward/quicker and still makes a big impact!

Mother’s Day Cardmaking by Jill Hawkins for Scrapbook & Cards Today

For this one, I cut panels of colored cardstock and adhered them together on a piece of typing paper. I cut the edges with an edge die to give it more overall cohesion. Once that was set, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment across the small panel. I sent that aside, and then stamped & trimmed out “Mom”. I scored the card panel and stitched everything on to both the sentiment panel and the card base. I adhered the sentiment panel on with foam tape for some added dimension.

Mother’s Day Cardmaking by Jill Hawkins for Scrapbook & Cards Today

Color blocking is great fun and you can create some fun and unique color combos!

Mother’s Day Cardmaking by Jill Hawkins for Scrapbook & Cards Today

Supplies CARDSTOCK: My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions; STAMPS: Stamp Market; DIES: Paper Smooches; INK: Tsukineko; Embossing Powder: Hero Arts; ADHESIVE: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Scotch 3M.

That is all from me today! I hope these cards have inspired you to carve out some crafty time and send some love this week. The best part about these cards is they can be sent to Mom any day of the year! And swapping out the word *Mom* for friend, sister, etc. makes the ideas even more flexible.

Thanks for joining me here today. Happy Mother’s Day to all those celebrating this week!

Jill  🙂