Wednesday, March 2, 2016


No, I'm not away ahead of my stamping schedule!! It's already Mother's Day this Sunday in the UK, as it is based on when the 4th Sunday of Lent falls, traditionally called Mothering Sunday!

I had fun with this card, using a Dylusions Floral Flourish ( DYZ45830) set that had never been used, and some Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitters to come up with a relatively easy (if you like fussy cutting!) card.

To start, lay out all the pieces of flowers and butterflies on to an acrylic block and stamp on to glossy white cardstock in Versamark and then heat with White Detail

Then using Memento Inks with daubers, color in the flowers to your liking and then wipe of excess ink from the top of the embossing with a tissue. I used Cantaloupe, Pear Tart, Lulu Lavender, Lilac Posies, Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Stalk, Dandelion and Love Letter.

Once colored, fussy cut all the images. then using a Sakura Glue Pen add semi-transparent glitters to the pieces. I used Bubble Gum for the pink, Lavender Iris for the purple shades, Green Iris for the leaves and stems and Sparkling Snow on anything else and the butterflies.

Cut out Happy Birthday (we will the only use the Happy bit) from black cardstock using the Ellentina Cutting Die. Cut also the Mother's Day (Die-Versions) from black cardstock, I cut this from the inside of the black die cut frame of Labels Twenty-Five. Then add a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to white cardstock and run it through the embossing machine with the die cut one step smaller. Remove the protective backing and adhere the "die cut sentiment".  Apply Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter to the remaining sticky surface. I taped the black "frame" down on to a 5" x 7" glossy card base and used Dimensional Foam for the glittered sentiment.

Then it is just a case of positioning and layering the flowers, stems, leaves and butterflies as you like with tape or Dimensional Foam. You can also curl the leaves, petals or wings as you wish. Cut off any pieces that are hanging over the edge of the card.

Makes for an easy, but dimensional card:

Hope you've enjoyed my share today? Today I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Dragonfly Journeys Challenge 46: Flower Power
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 121: Glitter/Bling
Our Crafty Corner #6: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment to let me know you did. 

Till next time,



  1. How beautifully "sparkleful", Shona! That labels 25 die shape is a nice and curvy complement to the glitterific background. Love all the fussy cut flowers, especially the places where the sponged colors overlap. Thanks for photographing each step. Now for my other hat... Thanks for playing in the Our Crafty Corner challenge! Hope to see you back next month! Hugs, de

  2. Gorgeous card Shona..LOVE those flowers, so Spring-like and pretty..another fabulous card!!

  3. Loved those pretty flowers with embossing !

  4. Loved those pretty flowers with embossing !

  5. Wow this is really gorgious, I love these flowers and the happy colours you have used, your mother will be very happy !!!

    Have fun!!

  6. Hi Shona! My goodness this is just gorgeous! You certainly put yourself into every petal I think and the added sparkle really sends it over the top. Thanks so much for joining my Flower Power challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  7. What a great design, Shona - I love all those coloured flowers and the sparkle. Thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  8. This is so beautiful and elegant looking. I love the beautiful spring colors and the shimmer and sparkle.

  9. Your Mum is going to be thrilled silly with this so very beautiful card. Love the sparkle and texture. Lovely cutting out too.

  10. A beautiful flower card for Mum, I love the resist techniques, such wonderful results. Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers Caz DT

  11. Lovely card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


  12. Beautiful. Love the sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  13. wooohoooo! did you see that you are the winner over at
    congrats, my friend! hugs, de

  14. This is a lovely Mom's Day card, and lots of work indeed, did you spend on this beauty. Like your idea of placing the flowers as you did, and then sponging and adding all the glitter. It's a true work of love, as well as gorgeous! Very pretty design with the florals too. TFS & Hugs. Congrats too on your win that DE mentioned

  15. fab work on this card
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  16. Stunning card, I love the design. The flowers are so pretty. xx

  17. Oh be still my heart, this is magnficent. What a burst of color and beauty! My mum was born and raised in England - she's here now, but grandmum was in the UK for many years so I always remember her cards for March, not May. Shona, this card belongs in every magazine - it's GORGEOUS! ♥


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