Happy Mother’s Day Card (die cut tea cup)


mother's day, tea cup, 3D

My mom has kept and treasured the handmade cards I crafted for her as a child. There’s no better #1 fan than the person who has reassured my fears and advised me to do what made me happy.

I tend to be very structured in my designs, even though I have always admired more free flowing pieces. So I’m trying to push beyond my comfort zones and this is my first experiment.

Happy Mother's Day, card, 3D, tea cup

I sketched my ideas, imagining how the layers of colors will come together. Stardream and Daiso paper is wonderful to cut even with a dullish blade and somewhat fine lines, because there aren’t any residual fibers of paper sticking out in tight corners.

MomDay_words

It’s amazing how an idea can end up being so much more labor intensive than I imagined. The finer lines makes a smaller area for gluing, so the flowers simply take more time to secure. The graphic designer in me wants to simply print the color, even though I enjoy the look of layered paper. However, I can’t dispute how well it looks overall when it matches the teacup perfectly.

3D, tea cup

I’m still working out the kinks on my 3D teacup, but I like how it comes off the page. I wanted to make the “tea” shiny and wet looking so thought of using some glitter nail polish.

MomDay_Polish_sketches

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephanie
    May 08, 2013 @ 12:36:14

    I love these cards – everything about them! The teapot & teacup are awesome and I really like the design for the sentiment. The color combinations are great!

    Reply

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