Saturday, May 12, 2012


  Here's the card I made to give my daughter-in-law tonight for Mothers Day.  This will also be the card for Mothers Class on Wednesday.

Using a white confetti cardstock as the base, I cut a plain circle with a Nestabilities die.  I then cut a scalloped circle, slightly larger, out of a 4x5 1/4" overlay.  Next I cut a 3 3/4" square piece of acetate and taped it to the back of the overlay.

Using the Mixed Bunch punch from SU, I punched two flowers out of double-sided dsp (also from SU) and three 1 3/4" circles for the flower centers.  Then I started making a sandwich--paper one, that is (lol.)  First, I mounted the circle onto the front of the acetate with a glue dot.  Then I mounted the blossom to the back of the acetate with another glue dot before mounting the overlay to the card.  This completed the acetate "sandwich."

For the inside, I added the contrasting circle to the back of the blossom.  To mount the second blossom so that it is perfectly aligned, I placed a piece of ds tape on the back and laid it over the first one with the tape facing up.  Then I simply closed the card over it to transfer the blossom to the inside panel of the card.  After adding the center circle, I wrote a personal Mothers Day note on the bottom.

To finish the front of the card, I added the button and embroidery floss.  Then I punched the butterfly twice with a MS punch, one in the same paper as the overlay and one in a black polka dot scrap.  For the final touch, I added the black gems to the b'fly and spread some Stickles on the wings with my finger to give it a sheen.

Since the Mothers Class will be after the holiday, we will turn this card into a get well or birthday card.  Meanwhile, I hope everyone enjoys a wonderful Mothers Day!

1 comment:

Lynette said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the dimension and shine!