Mothers Day has snuck up on me this year - I thought I had another week, until I received a lovely card in the mail from one of my daughters. Eek, that meant I needed to get a card in the mail for my dear mum who lives interstate.
Luckily I made this card with her birthday in mind, last week, and although it was originally a Birthday card, it was easy enough to remove the greeting and add a different one. I have another week until her birthday!!!
I used the very versatile Butterfly Basics stamp set from Stampin' Up! with the Marker direct to Rubber technique. I love using my Stampin' Write Markers directly on the rubber of the stamp - it is such an easy way to get multiple colours on one image.
Here is the card:
My mum has always loved red and it variations.
I used Crumb Cake as the card base and Whisper White on which to stamp the image. The colours in the image are Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke.
And of course I just had to use a little Gorgeous Grunge in the background. I probably break all the rules when using this stamp as I do not bother mounting it on a block - I simply press it into the ink and stamp with uneven pressure onto the card. This gives me a more grungy look.
The butterfly is cut out of a Gold Foil sheet using the Bold Butterfly Framelits and this has been topped with a bow of Linen thread. Currently the framelits and stamp set are available as a bundle, but this will change with the new Annual Catalogue on June 1. If you want to save a few dollars (15%) then you should consider getting it now
I added a little Venetian Crochet Lace to one side and blended some of the outline colour into the centres using a Blender Pen. Stampin' Up! Classic Inks are perfect for this technique, and as the Markers contain the same ink as the ink pads, you can achieve the same results.
The card is in the post and I hope mum likes it - it is always difficult being so far away on special occasions and a phone call just doesn't seem the same as being there in person.
Until Next Time
If you would like to make a card like this you can order the following products at my on-line store. The stamp sets will be carried over into the new Annual Catalogue (you can see this on June 1) so it is well worth getting them. As always if I can assist you with further information about this card please contact me.