Mother’s Day – HIMCR #147

Happy Saturday! This week at Hiding in my Craftroom we are challenged to create a project for Mother’s Day! This can be a card, a tag, an altered item for a gift, a scrapbook page about mom, or anything allusive to this sweet celebration!

The sponsor this week is Pickled Potpourri!

The giveaway is a $7 gift certificate!
I had the chance to use a lovely image from Pickled Potpourri called Nature’s Greetings Butterfly. I like how organic the butterfly looks! Here is my card for this week’s challenge: 

Pickled Potpourri – Nature’s Greetings Butterfl
Flourishes – Garden Picks, Spring Bouquet
– A2 matting basics
– Gold Ivy
– Grand Calibur die cutting machine
 Ranger embossing ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder – Pearlescent, Silver Starlight
Zap! heat tool
Merletto crystals
Bazic – Two sided tape, foam tape
Other generic materials
Textured cardstock in bone white
Specialty embossed paper in lilac
5/8″ gross grain ribbon in lilac
I started off this monochromatic card, creating my own patterned paper. I stamped a floral design in lilac repetitively on white cardstock. After that was done, I die cut an octagon shaped window on the patterned layer. To add more to the design I framed the window with a die cut from the same set and added a lilac background to it. Before the frame was adhered I wrapped a piece of ribbon around each of it’s sides to create the illusion that the ribbon was crossing the window to make the bow.
The butterfly digital stamp comes originally in black, so I edited it’s color to match perfectly the lilac I was using on my design. Once that was done, I fuzzy cut the butterflies, heat embossed them with pearlescent powder and added a little crystal to each of them.

Now for the sentiment, I heat embossed it in silver on light weighted vellum paper, and added some crystals to it’s corners to frame it.

I enjoyed making this card so much! I hope you like it and feel inspired to join this week’s challenge at Hiding in my Craftroom.
For more inspiration please check out my teammates’ designs:
Kathy Up in the Night with Kat
Samantha Designs by Sammy
Gracie CHGraciellie Design (You are here)
Nancy Design Inventions
Melanie Afternoon Scrapper
Lisa LJ Creations
Jennie Jenscrapstoo
Sue Sue’s Paper Crafts
Lena Lena’s Creations

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, stay creative and inspired.

This card is participating in:

Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge

No Designer Paper
Sweet Stampin Blog

Things with Wings
Sisterhood of Crafters

Jo’s Scrap Shack 

Mum’s the WordPaper Issues

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19 thoughts on “Mother’s Day – HIMCR #147

  1. How lovely Gracie! I love the 3-D aspect of your card with the butterflies & the die you've used! What absolute gorgeousness with the florals! Such attention to detail makes for a spectacular card! 🙂


  2. Gracie,
    What an amazing job you did. The card is gorgeous, and your Mom will love it. I love the color, and those butterflies are simply divine, you can almost see them fluttering about.


  3. Oh how sweet! Thanks so much. I didn't even have to try with this one, I really enjoyed making it. And by the way, thanks for stopping by my teammates blogs and commenting, so nice of you!


  4. Gorgeous Design, Thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge blog,it is much appreciated, I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge….
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog


  5. Wow…just WOW!!! Once again, you did an AMAZING job, Gracie! I love the monochromatic look of your card . . . and how you did your butterflies. I LOVE it when someone alters the color of a digi giving it a whole different look . . . and you gave them the look of elegance with your card. I can really feel like they are flying off the card. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!!!

    Kathy (KAT)


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