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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mother's Day has come and gone, but...

I still have cards to share that I made for that special day.

The two cards in today's post were commissioned by a friend for her daughter and daughter-in-law.

This card was made using a butterfly panel die (unbranded) and a computer-generated sentiment. I cut the butterfly panel out of turquoise cardstock, then cut it again out of shiny vellum. I "released" the butterflies from the vellum by carefully cutting them apart. Then I layered the vellum butterflies over the turquoise panel and added some flat-backed pearls from my stash.

Here you can see a little better how the vellum wings of each butterfly are bent slightly up. They were all adhered only under the body. Any apparent adhesive was covered by the pearls.

I searched the internet for ideas on what to say on the inside. I found a few ideas I liked and combined and changed them to suit my needs.

For this card, I once again used a couple of unbranded dies: poppies and bow. My dry-embossing was done with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

The bow on this card was cut out of the same shiny vellum that I used on the first card. It doesn't look so dark IRL.

I again looked for inspiration online for the sentiment inside this card. After combining ideas and making a few changes, I came up with this and printed it out with my computer.

I hope all who celebrated Mother's Day last Sunday enjoyed a very special day with loved ones. I had a wonderful day, with lunch at my daughter and son-in-law's home. I received flowers from my son and a gift certificate to a local plant store from another daughter. I also enjoyed phone calls with my children who live in other states.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Gorgeous cards. I really like the butterflies fluttering up the side of the card. Butterflies are one of my go to design choices.

Lynette said...

Both cards are super-beautiful, Cheryl! I love the fonts you chose, too!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh so pretty - I'm a butterfly lover so that is my favorite but love the floral as well. The sentiments are so pretty.
I will be "out of commission" for a few ???? days, weeks, ??? as I am having shoulder replacement (right yes dominant) on May 22. BUT I will still be lurking and checking up on your blog posts. You have such beautiful cards, and are so inspiring. I will return to commenting as soon as I get use of at least my hand back.
I have prescheduled several posts so don't not stop by and visit.

Lynne in NI said...

So pretty! The vellum over your butterflies gives a really lovely effect :)