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!!