These Ninjas were the first stamps I used when I got my stamp platform. I was stamping images for my on-the-go coloring kit and decided to start with stamping Ninjas. So, I got carried away with stamping Ninjas and had a ton of ninjas. When you are in the zone, you are in the ZONE, lol. Since Mother’s day was coming up, I decided to use them to make a bunch of Mother’s Day cards for friends and family. Since I was making a ton of them, I kept them as easy and simple as possible. Once I got all the pieces completed, it was easy to put them all together. Let’s see how I made this Mother’s Day card.
Mother’s Day Card Supplies and Tools:
- Neenah Solar White 110lbs Cardstock- for the stamped images and sentiments
- Pattern Cardstock- for the background
- Color Cardstock that coordinates with your pattern paper- for the card base
- Copic Sketch Markers
- Ninja face and hands- E51
- Hero Arts Intense Black Ink- for the stamped images
- Hero Arts Hero Hues Black Dye Ink- for the inside sentiment
- Anna Griffin Color Box Pigment Ink- for the front sentiment
- Anna Griffin Embossing Powder- for the front sentiment
- Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
- Altenew Ninja Invasion Stamp and diet set
- Lawn Fawn Sentiments
- Simply Sentiments
- Happy Happy Happy
- Die cutting machine
- Paper cutter
- Precision Scissors
- Scoring Board
Mother’s Day Cards Directions:
Creating the background
Cut 4”x5.25” of pattern card stock three times. A 12”x12” pattern cardstock will be able to cut out six cards. So you would be able to make 2 cards from one paper.
Creating the Ninja
The stamp and die set used is Altenew Ninja Invasion. Cut a piece of white cardstock in half. It doesn’t matter which side you cut. It is just easier to stamp on a smaller piece. This stamp set was meant to stamp every piece of the Ninja. But I don’t own a ton of color inks, so I used my copic markers to color in the areas. Out of this set, I stamped two out of the six ninjas because those were the most simplest ones.
Place the white cardstock on the stamp platform, then place the ninjas on the paper, close the stamp platform lid and the stamps will stick to the cover. Ink your ninjas and press down. If the ninja didn’t come out crisp then re-ink and stamp again. That is the best part of using a stamp platform. Repeat until you have enough ninjas. One of the ninjas I used, was the one with the laptop. Using the stamp platform, position the laptop stamp in the blank space on the ninja and stamped it with a pink dye ink.
Once the ink dries, color the face and hands. I didn’t use any blending techniques, just the one color.
Using a die cutting machine and coordinating die, cut the ninjas out. If you do not have the coordinating die, use precision scissors.
Stamping the front sentiment
Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments stamp set and Anna Griffen’s pigment ink pads and embossing powders were used to create these sentiments. Cut a 0.5”x4” white cardstock. Using a stamp platform or acrylic block, stamp the sentiment “You are so awesome” in the middle with a pigment ink. Then pour embossing powder over the sentiment, shake off excess and use a heat tool to set the embossing power. I used a bunch of colors depending on the color of the card. But if you don’t have a bunch of colors, I would recommend to get a color or two that you will use most.
Stamping the inside sentiment
Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set and Hero’s Art black dye ink was used. Cut a 3.75”x5” white cardstock. Using a stamp platform or acrylic block, stamp the sentiment “Happy Mother’s Day” in the middle with the black dye ink.
Putting the Card together
Cut a 4.25”x11” color cardstock coordinating with your pattern paper. Score it at 5.5” using a scoring board. This will make a vertical card, where it opens from the bottom. If you use an 8.5”x11” cardstock, just cut it in half vertically at 4.25” marker.
Using one of the pattern papers, arrange the “You are awesome” sentiment and a ninja and glue them to the pattern paper. I had the ninjas on top of the sentiment. Glue the inside sentiment in the center of another pattern paper.
Glue the pattern paper with the ninja and sentiment on the front of the card base. Then glue the pattern paper with the inside sentiment on the bottom inside panel of the card base. The other pattern paper will be glued on the top side of the inside card base. The only side that won’t have a pattern paper background is the back of the card base.
I hope this was inspirational for you to go out and make a bunch of Mother’s Day cards. Sending Mother’s Day cards to your loved ones will make their day. Love what you see, check out my other card making inspiration posts, Birthday card, Anniversary card, and Graduation card. I would love to see what you all make, post your pictures on my Facebook page.