I may or may not got carried away with this particular Mother's Day cards. But, I do have my justification for that!! One will go to my best friend's mom, and my friend is a great artist too. The other one was a request from a lovely husband for his wive's first ever Mother's Day. Since the main objective for my handmade cards are to impress their recipients, the stakes is high in this round! Oh pressure pressure..
The cards went from teal color to full blown succulents paintings. I chose succulents theme because everybody in California LOVE succulents! Well, at least I do. And I know the first time mom love is too since they used succulents as their wedding bouquet and decor.
My best friend want her note in Spanish and I use "Your Mother and Mine" lyric from Peter Pan for the other card. That's my go-to Mother's Day writing for this year. You can view the full lyric here.
Since I can't decide to go all natural with walnut ink or add a bit more glam with some gold, I did both! I'm glad I did since I love how it both turn out :)
These set took the longest to mail. I was going to mail this set via UPS in a photo envelope. But I realize it took so much out of my profit since that envelope add a lot weight and quite rigid. I then figured out that I could just get a bigger envelope, do some of my fancy addressing on that, slap my vintage stamps that I'm so eager to use, and off they go! I went to the post office to get it weight and it will only cost 49 cents of postage to mail each of these beauty. So from now on, your custom greeting card order will be sent in bigger envelope with full calligraphy addressing and vintage stamps! ;)
Anyway, I decided to use Ally's envelope with green watercolor and walnut ink. I combined it with some green and forest theme vintage stamps to match the succulents design.
Let's hope both my friends will successfully impress their mom and wive my help! :D