Saturday, May 12, 2012

Early Mother's Day


I'm very fortunate to be in my 50's with both my mother and my husband's mother alive and healthy. So I make 2 special cards every May to send off to East Tennessee, where they both live. Today's card is the one I made for my own mother - she loves gardens and butterflies, especially in the spring.



Note: finished card size is 5" x 7"


Fabulous Flourishes (Tim Holtz Collection by Stampers Anonymous)
Floral Wreath (Gina K Designs)
Butterfly and Lilies (Heartfelt Creations)
Mother's Day Centers (Cornish Heritage Farms)


Pink Pirouette7" x 10"; scored at 5", and
4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
X-Press It Blending Card (Imagination International)3" x 5 1/2"


Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger)
Distress Inks and Re-Inkers (Ranger): Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Weathered Wood


Butterflight On the Edge Die (Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix)
Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
Fine Detail White Embossing Powder (Sweet Stamps)
Heat Gun
Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)
Tim Holtz Detail Water Brush (Ranger)
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)
Zip Dry Glue
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Cutter Bee Scissors (EK Success)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Start with a piece of pink card stock measuring 7" x 10", score at 5" and fold. Stamp the flourish diagonally across the card front using embossing ink, and heat emboss with fine detail white embossing powder.

Use the ink blending tool to shade all 4 edges of the card. If you get ink on the white flourish, simply wipe it off with a paper towel.


Use the Butterflight die to cut a border of butterflies using white card stock. Using the ink blending tool, apply Distress inks to color the butterflies. Glue the border to the bottom edge of the card front.


Stamp the butterfly and wreath images on pink card stock using embossing ink, and heat emboss with detail white embossing powder. Carefully cut out both images. Color the images using a brush, and Distress Re-Inkers. Use dark pink ink to stamp the sentiment in the center of the wreath. I use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the sentiment just where I want it.

Finish by mounting the wreath in the open curve of the flourish and the butterfly in the right upper corner of the card, using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!



hlm said...

Very beautiful!

Kym VanOrnam-Barnett said...

This card is just lovely!

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