A Mother’s Day Card that’s not full of flowers

May 5, 2022

A Mother's Day Card that's not full of flowers

Do you need to make a Mother’s Day card that’s not full of flowery detail?

There are many Mothers out there that aren’t big fans of flowery detail on cards.

I think that by using this floating strip technique – you will be able to create a card that is exactly suited for YOUR Mom.

A Mother's Day Card that's not full of flowers

What you will need for your Mother’s Day card:

Cardbase – I used crumbcake cardstock cut at 5½” x 8 1/4″ – score at 4 1/8″ – burnish and set aside

Basic white cardstock –  cut at 5 3/8″ x 4″. I chose to emboss mine using the new stripes mini embossing folder.

You can leave yours plain, if you prefer.

Acetate/window sheet – cut to about 4″ x 4″

Various designs of designer series paper – cut to various widths

Stampin’ Seal glue


Dies – in various shapes of choice

Assembling your Mother’s Day card

You have two options when making a card using the floating strip technique.

You will see in the photo – that I made the rectangle card using the second technique, and the circle card using the first technique.

A Mother's Day Card that's not full of flowers

Option 1:

You will first cut out the shape you’re using out the acetate.

Then you will need to adhere the strips of paper down onto the acetate using Stampin’ Seal.

The next thing you do is turn the shape over, and using a pair of scissors cut off the excess.

You will then adhere the dimensionals to the back, and pop it onto your white cardstock.

Option 2:

The other way to do it, is to glue down the pieces of paper onto a piece of acetate.

Then you will run it through the cut and emboss machine -using the shape of your choice.

You can then adhere your floating design using dimensionals.

Depending on your Mother – you can add embellishments -or just leave plain as I have in the sample.

I have included a video below for you to watch how I went about making this Mother’s Day card that’s not full of flowers.

A Mother's Day Card that's not full of flowers

The rectangle card was made using the symbols of fortune paper – to be honest, I wasn’t that crazy about the paper in the beginning. But it has really grown on me!

These papers can be found on pg 87 of the Jan- June 2022 mini catalogue.

I used the retired Sale-a- bration paper to create the circle designed card.

I hope that this card design has given you some other options to consider for a Mother’s Day card that’s not full of flowers.

Until next time!

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