Mother's Day Butterfly

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hi there, Friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I watched my DD climb her first rock wall--a scary adventure for both of us--but she not only did it, she did it twice! I can tell you, I was one proud mama, watching her.

As for cards, I've been working on some projects for future posts, but I took a little time out to make one for fun, and for a few challenges:

Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge: VLVMar2012 Week2
Crazy4Challenges C4C128: use green
Do You Stack Up DYSU63: use your favorite color
Moving Along With the Times #140: Special Lady
Simon Says Stamp: A Bit O' Green

For the sentiment circle, I stamped the sentiment, then the small butterflies, and added Stickles to the butterflies. The pink and white dots are Liquid Pearls. Can you see the small pink flowers stamped on the pink cs? I stamped those in VersaMark ink to get just a hint of design. I didn't want it overpowering the sentiment. The flower stamp came from the Prickley Pear Mini Birds Clear Stamp set.

I used the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp Butterfly 2 Clear Stamp Set for the sentiment, small butterflies, and large music butterfly. The small butterflies are covered in Stickles. The large butterfly was stamped with Memento ink, then I used Distress Inks to color it, and I spritzed it with Shimmer Spritz for just a little bit of shine. The edges of the butterfly were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. For the body of the butterfly, I used a gold Pearl Pen. After it was dry, I folded the curved the edges of the wings down a little bit, added a foam dot to the back of each wing, then glued the body to the card and popped the wings up.

The sentiment on the inside of the card is a Quietfire design. The pink flourish and butterflies are from the Butterfly 2 stamp set.

And, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!


Stamps: Butterflies 2 Clear Stamps, Mini Birds Clear Stamps (Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps); A Mother is She (Quietfire)
Paper: This & That (Echo Park); Mariposa Matstack (DCWV)
Ink: Distress Ink; Memento; Colorbox
Dies: Floral Doily Motif (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Textile Texture embossing folder (Cuttlebug); mini round gems (Recollections); flower (Recollections); foam dots; Stickles; Liquid Pearls; Pearl Pen; Shimmer Spritz; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Denise said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

May said...

O my word what a beautiful card!! inside and out, fabulous, Hugs May x x x x x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl! Love the vibrant colors and beautiful images and sentiment!

Sue B said...

Wow! this is beautiful Cheryl. I love the rich colours and papers. The butterfly and sentiment are so pretty. It's a stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

This is beautiful.. i love the text on the butterfly
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Miss Cheryl! This is just Gorgeous! Love your Beautiful color pallet and texture! your butterfly is so Lovely! just a Gorgeous Mother's Day card inside and out Lady! 8-)


Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful combo of embossing and paper, love the two colored liquid pearls on the sentiment tag as well as the pretty stamping, such pretty colors in the butterfly too!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, how the papers and colors you used and the butterfly is gorgeous!!!!!

Theresa said...

Cheryl, this is gorgeous!! I have that paper and I thought it was yucky, but wow you made it shine. Gorgeous card.

Shelby said...

This is wonderful. Love all of the distressing.