Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day Note Cards

Hi everyone! It's my second post for the Paper Smooches Guest Designer (yeah!!). Kim is showing my projects on the PS blog.

With Mother's Day almost here, I made a present for my mom. She likes me to send her note cards that she can give away. She also really likes purses. I merged the two ideas and came up with a set of note cards and a bag.

First up are the note cards. I made them in four different colors with two different sentiments:




I started off by stamping the purses from Retail Therapy onto watercolor paper. I love the different purse elements in that set so you can really make your own style. Then, I used Inktense pencils to watercolor the purses.

I'm a total watercoloring novice, but I watched THIS video. I brushed onto the Inktense pencils with an Aqua Brush and then colored on the purses rather than coloring onto the purses first. That technique worked much better for these. 

Here are the next two colors and purses:




For the sentiments, I used the Wicked Nauticool and Word Salad sets (I think my purse is a life saver with two young kids).

I also wanted to make a bag for the note cards, and I used cute purse die cutting file to make this gift bag:



For the tag, I used the Paper Smooches Tag Scallop Die. Instead of watercoloring, I decided to stamp on some Crate paper and fussy cut the purse. To remove the inside of the handle, I cut through one of the purse straps, cut out the inside, and then put a tiny strip of paper on the backside to hold the cut handle down.

Here's a close-up to see how the purse is popped up with foam tape:


The tag is finished off with a sentiment from the Retail Therapy set.

I'm entering my set in the Moxie Fab World Card Set Challenge. If you want to play along with the challenge, there's still plenty of time to enter a card set.

If you get a chance, stop by the Paper Smooches blog and leave some love. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day.


Supplies
Note Cards
Cardstock: (Peacock, Yellow, Persimmon) The Paper Source; (pink) Bazzill
Other paper: (watercolor paper) Hero Arts
Clear stamps: (purses from Retail Therapy; "hello" from Word Salad; ""life saver" from Wicked Nauticool) Paper Smooches Stamps
Ink: (Black) Staz-on
Watercolor pencils: (Inktense) Derwent

Gift Bag & Tag
Cardstock: (pink) Bazzill
Other paper: (watercolor paper) Hero Arts
Patterned paper: (floral from Maggie Holmes) Crate Paper; (blue polka dot from Yes, Please) Amy Tangerine
Clear stamps: (purse and sentiment from Retail Therapy) Paper Smooches Stamps
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Memento
Die: (Tag Scallop Die) Paper Smooches Stamps; (purse bag from Tricky Treat Tote die cutting file) My Time Made Easy
Twine: The Twinery

25 comments:

  1. This is nice! And the watercoloring video is helpfully ;)

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  2. Love the clean an simple look...the little purse is fab too!!

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  3. These are SO adorable! I love the fun, bright colors!

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  4. These are so adorable, Jocelyn! I love the clean look and the perfect sentiments.

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  5. Loving these! .... So adorable!... hugs...x

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  6. Love love love love these!!! Beautiful colors!!!!

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  7. These are so cute, Jocelyn! I love how you watercoloured the purses. What a great set. Also, I can imagine getting a purse in a bag with a tag like that! LOL

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  8. Your mom's going to love this! I love your watercoloring on the purses--such fun, trendy colors! You must link this up at Moxie Fab World's Card Set Challenge!

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  9. These are fabulous Jocelyn. Also LOVE the holder you made...a super gift idea.

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  10. I know my purse has saved the day Mary Poppins style at least a few times :) I can't believe how amazing your watercolouring is for a "novice" - RINGER!! lol :) Totally fabulous, Jocelyn!

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  11. Very sweet set. The bag ties it together perfectly!

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  12. Adorable, with a hearty helping of 'charming,' 'delightful,' and 'sweet' added! Love them! I'm thinking some 'retail therapy' is precisely what I need!! Thanks for sharing!
    c

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  13. LOVE how simple those Paper Smooches purses are. What a fantastic card set they make. CUTE!!!

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  14. Sweet set! Good luck with the challenge!

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  15. She is totally going to love these Jocelyn.... what a great idea too!

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  16. What an excellent gift idea Jocelyn, love the watercoloured shading :0)

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  17. You are so talented! Love the gift tag and packaging you made for those adorable cards! Super cute!

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  18. I want this set! Honestly this should be on Etsy!

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  19. Totally adorable! I'm a purse nut anyways, and this is just up my alley! I'm going to have to hunt down a purse stamp now! lol

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  20. So awesome!! These notecards are so sophisticated and I love the graphic pops of colour! And *great* watercolouring too!!!

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  21. Oh my goodness these are SO cute and I love the little tote bag you packaged them in!

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  22. Hey Jocelyn! Thanks for linking this up to the Card Set Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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