Saturday, 5 April 2014

A Special Card for a Special Lady

Today is my Mum's birthday and as she also makes cards herself I wanted to be sure I made an extra special card for her. 

Mum loves all things nature related and had already hinted that she wanted a card along these lines (not that she's demanding or anything!) , so the Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Poppy stamp set that I recently purchased was the obvious choice to use. 

I stamped the main image onto one of the many Gelli Prints that I have in my drawer that I created using acrylic paint and masks, heat embossed it and coloured it with twinkling H20's. I stamped the single butterfly, coloured it the same way and layered it onto the main image to give dimension, and mat and layered it onto cardstock.

I used a paper from docarfts Madame Payraud range underneath, distressed with a little ink, and added some lace and embellishments from my stash.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and I hope Mum is too. Happy birthday Mum- may your day be full of nice surprises!!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: 


  1. Beautiful. I love your added embellishments. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Catch The Bug.

  2. Stunning Card!! Your Mum is going to be over the moon with this...Just perfect!!
    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Calendar this month for our Things With Wings Challenge!
    Lynne xx

    1. thanks Lynne. I'm pleased to report she did love it :) x

  3. This is a fabulous card. I love your background technique and beautiful embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

  4. Beautiful vintage card, love all your details for your background!! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

  5. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our April Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.