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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day falls on May 13th this year, 2 months away.  Even though my mom is not here any more, I still like to make her a card and make one for my wonderful mother in law.  So after I finished all my Easter owls, I decided to work on a couple of cards for that special day.

Since I always loved the color pink on my mom, I decided to start with the pink card.  I used Rose Red card stock.  This is a deep pink card stock.  I cut it at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4" x 5 1/4".  I ran it through my big shot using the Elegant Lines impression folder from Stampin' Up!.  I really like this folder but I will admit I have not used it much.  You usually make your sandwich of the cutting pads and the folder and use tab 1 on the multipurpose platform to run it through.  Well every time I would do that, my card stock would come out having areas that were cut through entirely or area that would tear easily.  I was very frustrated.  Then I learn a secret.  If you run this particular folder through using the multipurpose platform set on the no numbered tab, I gives you the chance to have the impression without the cuts and tears.  I attached this piece to my Rose Red card using runner adhesive.  This particular impression folder has these cute little circles on it so I thought little rhinestones would look cute in them.  I happen to have pink colored stones that worked perfectly.  

Here you can see the circles and stones better.  When it came to my greeting, I turned yet again to my Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  I stamped it using Rose Red ink and punched it out using the word window punch.  I then punched out a modern label from Rose Red card stock.  I layered the two together using runner adhesive and attached it to the card using dimensionals.  I chose not to put rhinestones on this because I did not want to distract from the card.  

Here is the beautiful butterfly.  I cut this using the Beautiful Butterflies die for the big shot.  I cut one out of vellum paper and one out of Rose Red.  I layered these two together using a glue pen and attached them to the card using glue dots.  As you can see, I needed pearls for the body that were colored so I once again turned to my Sharpies for help.  I took three white pearls and used a delicate pink marker to color them.  I always let them sit for a minute or two just to be sure they are dry and then placed them on the butterfly.  I then added some Stickles glitter glue dots to the wings for added color.  

This is a very simple card but I love the look.  This would have been one my mom would have really liked.  I will share another card for this day with you tomorrow.  Please come back to visit.  Until then, thanks for dropping in today!!

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