9 May 2016

Happy Mother's Day! X2

Well, yesterday was Mother's Day - was it a fun day for you? It can be difficult for some so the day drags by for sure.

We are lucky enough, blessed enough, fortunate enough to have my mother and Ron's mother still in our lives and so I made a card for each (naturally)

This first card.....well I'm also sneaking it in the Color Throwdown challenge hehe....the colours were just too good to pass up!

Aren't they pretty??!!

I used an image that Marcie owns from Avery Elle called Canopy - I wasn't sure about it at first, but I absolutely LOVE the way it all came together!

I coloured the image with my copic markers and highlighted some of the flowers with Wink of Stella clear brush pen - I love the glisten this pen gives to an image, just yummy!

The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's Whole Lotta Happy and the huge butterfly is from Reverse Confetti's Butterfly Dreams and it was stamped in Raspberry Fizz ink and die cut using the matching Confetti Cuts and then popped up onto the Canopy image.

I created my second card using Papertrey Ink's Bloomin' Cute stamp set - and it really is Bloomin' Cute!

The great thing about the dies in this Bloomin' Cute set is - the dies are joined together of course, but only two of the dies (two leaves) are within the other dies.  This means you don't have to snipsnipsnipsnipsnip your life away before you die cut  - I mean, unless you like to snip them totally apart.....but if you just lay the whole panel of dies on top of a piece of cardstock and run it through your diecut machine - voila!  When I have to snip my life away before I even start to use a stamp set....well I tend to not use it until I really have the ambition/time to cut those dang dies apart.

Anyway - enough rambling - It's Monday!! try to find something enjoyable to do today - wash dishes, laundry, clean up after the weekend, STAMP!!


  1. Ahhhh sooooo pretty! Thanks for playing along with the CTD!! :)

  2. These are great cards! I'm sure your moms look forward each year to their cards!


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