Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Mother's Day card

Hi again!

Here to share another card I made tonight for Mother's Day. If you head over to V's Sweet Ideas, you'll see this is the latest challenge over there and with Mother's Day right around the corner--it's a perfect time to play along! Also, there's a color challenge at Inkspirational AND A Blog Named Hero challenged us to use glitter, bling, etc on our card. That's right--three challenges in one! :) You'll find my card and the challenge badges below:

Let me begin by saying that, for those that have been seeing my cards these past couple of weeks, yes, I am using a lot of embossed cards right now. I took my cuttlebug on vacation with me and embossed tons of cardstock so that I could come back and finish the cards any way I wanted. And I still have a lot of embossed cardstock so don't be surprised if you keep seeing different variations for the next few months! :) Although, truth be told, it's a great way to get some prep work done beforehand.

Now, for this particular card I used shaded lilac distress ink and added some dusty concord to the edges of the sentiment, too. The color is a very soft purple color. I wanted to use a darker purple for the butterfly and used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterfly and added some bling to it. I also added some gems to the center of the flowers and also used my glitter pen on the smaller flowers. It's hard to see in the picture but you can see it a bit on the flowers towards the top of the card. Looks really nice in life real. I also wanted the butterfly to appear as if it was on a fence so I used the Hero Arts Lattice stamp and placed that behind the butterfly. I added some ribbon, the sentiment, some stitching and we were done.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a pretty card! I love the dimension on the buterfly and the way you've perched it on the lattice. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next week! Marina

  2. Hi Pat, this is a lovely card. The light shade of purple is gorgeous and I love the olive background your butterfly is resting on. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

  3. Pat, this is so fabulous! I LOVE the butterfly and all your bits of bling! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

    PS: If you're interested, I have a DT call going on for a new challenge called House of Cards! I'd love it if you'd consider entering! :)

  4. Such a pretty, feminine card Pat, you really can't go wrong with flowers & butterflies in my view! I love the different patterns and texture in your card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inkspirational, please come back soon! Ruth x

  5. What a beautiful combo of details!
    Thank so much for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!



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