April 28, 2012

Mom's Mother's Day Card

I wanted to share with you today the card I created for my Mom for Mother's Day.  I am really loving how this turned out, and thanks to the CTMH Dotty For You paper pack it made it real easy to put the papers/colors together.
The sentiment is a stamp from the set that comes in the Pemberley Workshop Kit.  The saying says it all for me and is exactly how I feel about my Mom, we are very close and act more like sisters or best friends.
This was my first attempt at making flowers using the cut on the Art Philosophy cartridge it took a bit of working till I got the hang of it but I a very pleased with how they turned out.
I found it easier to glue then together using you glue gun as that is an instant stick rather then trying to hold them in place till the glue dries.  I sometimes am lazy about dragging out my glue gun and waiting for it to warm up, but this time I did and I am glad I did.  For one thing I spritz them a bit with water before I rolled them up to make the paper easier to work with so that made them a bit damp when I was gluing them together and regular glue would not have held as well.  I was going to place a pearl or something in the center, but I wound them so tight that it was not needed.  The leaves I also cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge but it was not a leaf cut but rather a cut for a tree that I cut small, I liked the jagged edges that made it look more like a rose bush leaf.  I scored them a bit to make it look like the veins in the leaves.
I think this is my favorite butterfly cut.  I only glued the center of the top layer to the white and also only glued the center to the card so that it looked more "free", then added a few pearls. 
I want to share with you how I did the center piece of this card.  It is a cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge but it is not opened center and it does not have a shadow or plain background cut.  So I placed one image on my mat using Cricut Craft Room copy and pasted to add another exact image.
I went into the hide contour screen and removed each of the center cuts so I would have a solid background when I was done.  There are a lot of little cuts and each had to be done individually so it took a little time.
When I cut it out I had one in Colonial White and one polka piece of paper from the Dotty pack but the center was solid, I forgot to take a picture before but this is what it looked like.
 The center solid piece I hand cut away from the rest so I would be left with the frame with the fancy corners.
I still have to finish the inside as I want to write up a very special verse for my Mom.
Thank you so much for stopping in and I hope you like my Mother's Day card.
Just a reminder if you like the papers I used on this card CTMH has a promotion going on till the end of May where you can get the Dotty For You pack of paper for $5 with any order of $35 or more and if your order is over $50 you can also get the stamp of the month for $5 and the May stamp of the month is a great one especially if you like Sunflowers I wish I had a link or picture to share.  You still have a couple day left to get in on the April stamp of the month.

Challenges for this card

My Sheri's Crafts   Mothers Day card with flower   end  5/12
Crafty Catz  Anything Goes   ends  - 5/4
Poodles Parlour  Anything goes  ends - 5/13
The Pixie Cottage  For Mom  ends - 5/1
Simon Says Stamp  Anything goes  ends - 5/1
Little Darlings  Flowers  ends - 5/8
Make it Monday  Always anything goes  ends - 5/5


Ellapu said...

This is so pretty and in particular the perfect roses. Well done and thankyou for joining us this week at Poodles Parlour. Hugz Elaine x

Diane J said...

Your card is so elegant, love the roses backing paper and your handmade roses are gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at POODLES PARLOUR 'Anything Goes' challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Diane x

Emily Shroom said...

Simply stunning - your Mum is sure to love this.

Rica said...

A delightful card, your colours are beautiful and such a wonderful details - beautiful flowers.

So glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour this time with your beautiful card.

Good luck

Sylvia xx

Stephanie said...

Donna, this is beautiful! I love the cuts you used and the papers. Your flowers are gorgeous. I used hot glue for my last flowers and you are right...much faaster.

Claire said...

A perfect card Donna, love the lacey square. Must get going on a card for my mother as well. Thanks for the comment on my blog, I've been very busy with wedding invitations and card orders so not had much time for blogging. I hope things will settle down a little.
Claire xxxx

Loz said...

Hello Donna. I saw this Beautiful card on MIM..Loz

Glenda said...

Beautiful card Donna! Love the gorgeous flowers! Frame looks great!
Thank you for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Donna, so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Charlotte said...

Donna, I just love your card. The colors are beautiful and your design is fabulous!! Thanks for joining My Sheri Crafts.

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Such a Beautiful card Donna. I saw this on Make-it-Monday. Faye

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Such a Beautiful card Donna. I saw this on Make-it-Monday. Faye

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week.

Cricut Couple said...

My Gosh Donna! This is STUNNING! Those roses are perfection! You are really a gifted designer! Love it!

Riette said...

WOW those flowers are amazing! Saw you on MIM.

Michelle said...


Absolutely beautiful card for your Mum! Your photos are fantastic, really show the detail. I think your roses are perfect.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Letillia said...

Such a Beautiful Card, I love the Colors you used! Thank You for joining us @ My Sheri Crafts!


Elke said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at 'The Poodles Parlour'. Good luck.

Elke XX