Happy Mother’s Day!!

Yes, a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there! I hope that you all have a lovely day planned with your families! My Mum is going over to my brother’s to celebrate with Daniel and I’m off to Manhattan this morning! Yesterday we actually did get to see the sun for a little while after a gloomy start to the day. It came out just in time for my little ride over to Scrap-A-Latte to visit Renee and the hardcore croppers there for National Scrapbook Day! There was a little food left over from lunch so that’s what I had for dinner! Yummy Italian fare! In the morning I helped out my upstairs neighbor with his new dash-cam that he got for his car. He said how do you know how to do all of this?! I said, I don’t know, I just do! LOL! So it was a nice day yesterday and will be another nice one today!

Last night when I sat down to make my Mum her card I wanted to capture all of the things that she likes. That’s why there are flowers and another butterfly on today’s card! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Black 110lb. My background is a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Card. I stamped the flowers from the Concord & 9th Wildflowers Photopolymer Stamp Set in Onyx Black, masking off the largest flower. The flowers are then colored in with my Gansai Tambi Watercolors and the panel is adhered to the card with Tombo Extreme Adhesive. The butterfly is also cut from Watercolor Card using the Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter DieΒ andΒ colored with the same watercolors. I colored in the body with my Memento Tuxedo Black Marker. The greeting is two parts. The beautiful is cut from Black 110lb twice with the Concord & 9th Beautiful You Die and adhered together with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. I dipped the bottom half into Versa-Mark and then heat embossed some Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto it. It’s adhered to the card with Multi-Matte Medium and the butterfly with Foam Tape. The second part of the greeting is from the Concord & 9th Beautiful Words Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Onyx Black right under the beautiful. I added some Pretty Pink Posh Gold and Enchanted Garden Sequins and fluffed up the butterfly wings to complete the card! I absolutely love that butterfly and the sketch look of it along with the fun flowers! I think that Mum will really like the card and I hope that you do too! Thank you so much for coming by and again, Happy Mother’s Day! πŸ™‚

Mother's Day 2016-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Wildflower and Beautiful Words Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Marker: Memento Tuxedo Black

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Gansai Tambi

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty: Watercolor Card (Tim Holtz)

Dies: Beautiful You and Floral & Flutter (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold and Enchanted Garden Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Extreme (Tombo) Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

18 Replies to “Happy Mother’s Day!!”

  1. Beautiful Mother’s Day Card, Justin. She will love it with the bright flowers, the wispy butterfly (I love it) and the creative greeting. Thanks for telling us how you made the “beautiful”, so beautiful!! Glad the weather is changing for the better. I hope it lasts. Have a wonderful day and I know your mother will love this stunning card.

    1. Thank you HJ! She did love it! Butterflies are her favorite and she loves purple! It’s a little gloomy here this morning but is supposed to clear up later. Let’s hope! I hope that you have a wonderful day too! Hugs to you! πŸ™‚

  2. What a beautiful card for your Mum. For sure she will love it. Happy Mother’s Day to her!

  3. Just gorgeous Justin! I’m sure your Mum loved it. Again I learn something new from you. I don’t think I’ve ever seen either words or picture stamps that had partial embossing like you have here with the word beautiful. I think that is a technique that needs to be CASED for sure. You manage to teach me something new nearly every day and I’ve been stamping for 15 years now. Goes to show there are no limits on your creativity or your penchant for sharing it. Thank you so much. You make my day every day. Love and hugs from your #1 fan! XXOO πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Grace! Yes, she did love it! I like the look of partial embossing, it almost looks like it was dipped! I am so happy that I still get to show you new stuff!! You also make my day everyday! Love and bug hugs from me!! XOXOXO πŸ™‚

  4. Holy Moly, Batman! How do you keep coming up with so many different ways to do things? That BEAUTIFUL is so amazing! Gorgeous colors, gorgeous butterfly, my colors and I am known for butterflies — love ’em. Your Mum is so lucky to get this card and have you next door! Happy Mother’s Day, Mum! My son will be over later and he is bringing dinner, a double whammy. Yum! Have a great day everyone! Love and hugs, Nancy B

    1. Thanks so much Nancy! I’m very lucky Nancy! Plus I’m always looking at things to see new ways to do them! I do love the beautiful, and I like that it doesn’t say Happy Mother’s Day on the outside! Love my mum so much! She is a wonderful person! I’m lucky that I get to spend as much time with my parents as I do! Sounds like you have a great son!! I hope that you had a nice time with him! Love and hugs to you!! XOXO πŸ™‚

  5. This is beautiful!!! I’m sure your mom loved it. That buterfly die is breathtaking. I do not need one more die but this is just gorgeous. Beautiful day here and all my kids are home, I am so blessed

    1. Thank you Linda! Yes, she liked it a lot! I love the Concord and 9th stuff, nice and different! I’m so happy that you have your kids with you! Hope that you had a lovely day! πŸ™‚

  6. Justin,
    This is such a beautiful card! Love this delicate butterfly. And of course all the sequins….

  7. Great card, Justin! Thanks *so* much for introducing me to Concord & 9th. I couldn’t resist their Floral and Flutter bundle! I’m also going to buy a backup set of their Take a Bough die set when it comes out again this 2016 Holiday Season.

    1. Thank you El! I love Concord & 9th, so nice and different! That Floral and Flutter Die is definitely a favorite of mine too! I have the Take a Bough Die, can’t wait to use it for a class this year! πŸ™‚

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