Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there! It has been a really long time since I have been able to craft. I felt like I had to make sure the card my mom got this year was handmade. A few weeks ago, my mom and I took down all the wallpaper in her house. It was beautiful stuff, so I saved some of it, and thought I could make some cool cards with it. What better card to use it for than a Mothers Day card.
Firstly, I cut the wallpaper to 5.5″ x 4.25″, and the black cardstock as the card base was cut to 11″ x 4.25″. Once the card base was folded in half, the wallpaper was glued to the front.
I thought this card looked a little plain just how it was, so I thought I would add a ‘shaker’ aspect to it. I die cut a hole in the center of the wallpaper, but not through both sides of the card base. I cut some craft foam to fit with my 5.5″ x 4.25″ card front, and die cut the hole through that in the same spot.
I cut a piece of clear acetate to fit behind the whole perfectly. Once I had the clear acetate glued behind the hole on the cardstock, the foam piece was glued on top.
This is the fun part where you can choose the sparkly bits that go in the middle of the card. I grabbed all of the gold sequins and confetti I had and put it on the clear acetate. Now you have to make sure that you seal all of those sequins in the card by layering lots of glue around the circle (on top of the foam). I cut a piece of black cardstock to fit on top of the foam and sequins so you did not see any white foam.
Once all of this was done, the front still seemed like it needed something, so I added a little sentiment down at the bottom. I got the gold lettering by stamping with versamark ink, and pouring embossing powder over it, and heating it up. Once this little piece was added to the card it just needed more sequins!
So cool that you can use anything really to decorate your cards! I love that I was able to use some of this wallpaper, so now my mom can keep a little bit of the wallpaper around, without having it up on the wall.
Here are a few other cards I made with the other wallpaper in our house! Aren’t the patterns great!!!