Mother’s Day Card {Using Silhouette Sketch Pens}

Remember the stenciled mason jar vased with flower love notes that I shared earlier this week?  Well, Mother's Day is just around the corner, and I needed a card to go along with my Mom's gift.  So yesterday I set to work creating a card for my sweet Mother.  Cards mean a lot in our family.  My parents almost always tear up when they read our cards--every birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc.!  And my Mother saves each and every one.

I used some Silhouette sketch pens to create this quick and easy Mother's Day card.


Say hello to my brand new CAMEO!  This beauty arrived on my doorstep just a few short weeks ago.  I am in LOVE, my friends.  I have long supported both the Cricut and the Silhouette--as equally as I possibly could.  I have seen pro's and con's to both machines.  However, this week I have really gotten to know my CAMEO.  The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software is beyond incredible!  I am excited to practice even more!

BUT my lil' machine came to me with a defective blade.  So I put my thinking cap on to create a project that did not require any cutting.  Instead, I wanted to practice a bit with my new sketch pens.

I was given a pack of glitter sketch pens and metallic sketch pens.  Aren't they pretty?  I learned a little trick along the way.  It appears that the sketch pens work best if the paper has not been touched.  If the paper has any oils from your fingers, the image shows up only part-way.

The rest was simple!  I inserted the sketch pen into the blade holder, designed the card and image in the software, and it came out beautifully!  This image is butterfly_floral_lace_square_C00500_19210.

I just had to use the old-fashioned method of doing the actual cutting out of the card.  (Can you believe I actually had to use scissors?!  Sheesh!  The Silhouette just makes me lazy.)

One of my Mother's favorite songs is "I Often Go Walking", and I wanted to use one of the lyrics for her card.  My Mom loves flowers.  She could spend all day long in her garden.  Everything about flowers makes me think of my Mother, so this lyric was just perfect.  I used the black sketch pen to sketch the tag and the words on burgundy cardstock.

SO easy!  And I love the subtle glitter shine.

I know my Mother will love this along with her stenciled mason jar vase with flower love notes.

I loved this card so much that I made another for my mother-in-law!

Isn't that big sketched flower gorgeous?!   (I used small_chevron_backround_C01268_19547  and sketch_flowers_C00036_27011 from the Silhouette library.)

Don't forget... you have until April 30 to purchase your own Silhouette™ CAMEO (plus sketch pens and more!) with the savings of $75.

Use code "OOPSEY" to purchase a whole bundle of Silhouette goodies here.

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. Alison,

    Both cards came out beautifully, and I know your Mom is going to be so happy with her gift and card, especially because you took the time to make them for her!

    I just got a Silhoutte and have been afraid to take it out of the box. I have never owned a die cut machine or anything like this before, and it intimidated me. Could you email me privately to let me know how hard it was to set up, use, etc? Also, I want to use your code to buy the pens or some accessories and I wanted to ask about that.


  2. I love this!!!! I’m making cards for my mother/MIL too with the sketch pens too! 🙂
    Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple recently posted..Guest post: Coach house Crafting on a budgetMy Profile

  3. Oh no! Something else to add to my wish list! I love those sketch pens but hadn’t seen anyone review them yet! I’m ordering now…=)
    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. recently posted..Pomp Party #15My Profile

  4. Great tutorial.

    If making your own Mother’s Day card, why not go the whole hog and make her a gift too. I recently published a post rounding up ten fantastic homemade gift ideas that you can make for your mom this year.

    If interested, here it is:
    Daisy Raybould recently posted..Top 10 Homemade Beauty Gifts For Mothers DayMy Profile

  5. i love love love my sketch pens!!! i haven’t used them nearly as much as i would like — the cards are gorgeous 🙂 & my cameo makes me totally lazy too. i always think can i use the machine before i whip out the scissors haha. love it.
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  6. This is beautiful Alison. I think if I had either of those machines I wouldn’t do anything else. 😉


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