Friday, April 27, 2012

Mother's Day Butterflies

Flowers and butterflies are all over my yard now that Spring is in full swing. In fact, my irises bloomed three weeks ahead of schedule this year. They usually bloom around Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May. Chupa's sketch this week makes a great Mother's Day card. I interpreted her sketch for Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #56 pretty literally because it went so well with elements I had sitting out to create with. Here's her lovely sketch:



I used a fairly deep embossing folder to get the heart/vines pattern. I thought that pattern worked well with the paper which had flowers and leaves made of hearts. The lighter pink pattern half circle is the backside of the main pattern that mixes several shades of pink. I could have inked the edges of the butterflies like I usually do, but I thought they needed to stay white for contrast with the busy paper.

May God bless you and the mothers you love.

Challenges:
Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #56 sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity #69 - Spring inspired
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


5.5" x 4.25" Mother's Day Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Sweetheart" paper pack, White, Baby Pink, Vineyard Berry Cardstock
Stamp - My Favorite Things "Clearly Sentimental about Mothers"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - Sizzix Swirly Vines with Hearts embossing folder; Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circle; CTMH Just Blooms white daisy and butterflies, Black opaques; Reminisce small white daisy; 2.5" circle punch


5 comments:

Dawn said...

Beautiful card!!! I really love the paper, and you did a GREAT job with the embossing. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Dawn

pinky said...

I love your gorgeous spring card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.
Pinky

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow, so much texture! Great card!!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, I love that deep embossing.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x