Make It Monday // One-Layer Mother’s Day Card

Connie Hanks Photography // // One-Layer Mother's Day card, simple stamping and watercoloring

Connie Hanks Photography // // One-Layer Mother's Day card, simple stamping and watercoloringMakeItMondayCircle-Lav-Grn-APRILWelcome to another Make It Monday! This month has been quite busy with photo sessions (feeling super blessed about that!), so my crafting has been on the back burner, but I’m back with a great card today! I hope you enjoy it!

Back when I dove in head first into the world of scrapbooking and card-making (I was pregnant with my now 5-almost-6 year old!), I went through a big collecting phase and bought all kinds of yummy tools. Sadly, lots of it has been waiting to be used! When I was collecting, I was waiting for the “right” project or “perfect” photos to use with it. But now, I’m loving digging into my stash and finding old pieces to use in new ways!

Connie Hanks Photography // // One-Layer Mother's Day card, simple stamping and watercoloring

If you’ve seen any of my crafty videos, you know I normally add lots of layers and dimension to my cards. But making one-layer cards? Way more challenging for me! I was inspired by Kristina Werner to create a card with all the prettiness in the center of a circular area, and yes, one-layer!

I cut out a circle from a piece of scrap paper and used that to mask off a circle in the (somewhat) middle of my card (A2 – 4-1/4″ x  5-1/2″).  I then stamped a few of the flowers (a very old set from Recollections) onto scratch paper and created masks to work with. I then started stamping onto my card, into the inner circle, overlapping the edge of the circular mask. I then used the flower masks to make sure the big flowers were front and center on the card. I stamped all of it using Staz-On so I wouldn’t have any problems with bleeding.

Then using a combination of Distress Inks, paint brush and water, I watercolored the flowers for a sweet and easy card! Once it was dry, I added a little Wink of Stella for some extra sparkle!

Connie Hanks Photography // // One-Layer Mother's Day card, simple stamping and watercoloring

Watercolor has been a HUGE inspiration to me lately! Have you noticed that?! And I’m super excited my watercolor birthday banner AND bonus Mother’s Day banner is being featured as part of the National Scrapbooking Day 2015 Bundle! I’m one of twelve designers – and I’m tickled pink to be among some of the most innovative and talented scrapbooking instructors in the industry today! We’re bringing you an amazing value – 12 digital products, valued at $180 for only $29.99. But it’s only available for a few days, so be sure to get on the list to be notified once the sale starts in less than 2 days! We know that you’ll love this inspiration-packed bundle. All classes, handouts, and videos are available immediately. How fun is that?!


MakeItMondayCircle-Lav-Grn-APRILThanks so much for joining the Make It Monday blog circle. Keep following the circle and head over to Jen! You’re in for another Mother’s Day inspired post… Jen at Jen Wright Designs is sharing a free template “All About Her” to celebrate Mothers Day! Be sure to hop on over, check out her gorgeous goodies and leave her some comment love to let her know you stopped by!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!


Live creatively!

PS. Lucky day! Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is “Anything Goes” and the Wednesday Challenge is “Clean and Simple” so I’m linking up at both spots! If you’re looking for more card inspiration, hop on over there, too!

9 responses to “Make It Monday // One-Layer Mother’s Day Card”

  1. I agree! It’s so fun to dig deep into your supplies and find those hardly used items. Looks like you’ve put them to good use. I love the flowers. They have a mod retro vibe that I adore. Thank you for sharing with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle


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