Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Polkadoodles Mother's Sentiment clear stamps to make one layer card + matching tag & envelope

Following a demo I did on Hochanda recently, show casing the Mother's Sentiment stamps from Polkadoodles, I have used the same idea(ish) to share how to make quick, one layered card, tag & matching envelope. I really did also try & create a design that could be batch made if you are a crafter who sells their cards.

What is slightly strange about my projects is that I would have appeared to have embraced the white space! There is also made a step by step video, showing how each were made - see below.


I began by cutting myself a heart shaped aperture the same size as my card blank. Using this, I have then stamped my design using a range of the stamps - from Mother's Sentiment clear stamp set - plus a selection of coloured ink pads.

One layer stamping by Lou Sims
"Love You Mum" A6 card
Next, to outline the hearts, I have used Nuvo water colour pencils & a water brush. This gives your eyes a focal point on the card, tag & envelope.

One layer stamping by Lou Sims
"Love You Mum" matching tag
The main "Mum" sentiment is from Mother's Sentiments by the smaller "Love You" have been taken from "All about her" clear stamp sentiments.

One layer stamping by Lou Sims
"Love You Mum" matching envelope
I used my stamping platform for the sentiments. This way I could make them as dark as I wanted by repeat stamping.

One layer stamping by Lou Sims
"Love You Mum" matching card, tag & envelope
I'm quite chuffed with the envelope because who wouldn't want to receive it via the post declaring their love for you. Also gotta say ... I managed to do a CAS design - a goal of mine for 2020.


Whilst making my card, tag & envelope, I videoed myself. After a wee bit of editing, I have managed to get the video down to 6 minutes in length. That doesn't mean I have fast forwarded sections at the same pace as the speed of light ...!


The Mother's Sentiment clear stamps is part of the "All about the girls" collection. However all elements from the collection can be bought singly.

  • Honey Rose A5 transitions layering stamp set
  • Spring Rose A5 transitions layering stamp set
  • Mother's Sentiment stamp set
  • All About the Girls sentiment stamps
  • Blushing Bloom  6" x 6" paper pack - 24 papers
You can check out the whole collection HERE or under "NEW" section in the Polkadoodles shop.

Watch this space as I have lots more ideas to share with you using this beautiful, versatile collection.

Until next time,



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Sue Crease said...

Beautiful Lou. That big Mum stamp is Fab! X

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are beautiful cards great flower stamps Lou
Gr Karin

Jane Savage said...

These are really beautiful, Lou! xx