Mother's Day with {love}

And here we are, with a fresh new post coming at you as I am somewhere mid-air over the Nullabor, very likely up to no good with my fellow convention-goers.  Woot!

This time, I'd like to show you the card that I made for my lovely mum and my gorgeous mother-in-law for Mother's Day.  Not only am I lucky enough to have the most wonderful mum in the known universe, but I married a fella whose mum is pretty special herself, so I am double lucky in the mum respect and wanted to make a card to reflect how much I love them.

I actually made two copies of the exact same card, because a) I liked it so much, and b) it saves me having to choose which one to give to whom if there are two different ones.

So here she is...

mothers-day-2012

The butterfly idea came from the lovely SJ, who posted a card to our team Facebook page using this lovely emboss resist effect.  I first stamped the butterfly from Creative Elements in Versamark, then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  Once it was shiny and embossed, I rubbed over the image with a Stampin' Sponge that I had dipped into my Pool Party ink pad.

Isn't is such a lovely and subtle, but rather impressive effect?

The other thing I love about this card is how the oval embossed image from the Designer Frames set of embossing folders fits so neatly and perfectly into the second smallest Framelit.  Be still my matchy-matchy lovin' heart!!

The next thing I love is the double bow in Crumb Cake Seam Binding, then I'm also rather partial to the First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Not to mention the Striped embossing folder bit poking out from under the lovely new Edgelit with its own matching embossing folder.

*sigh*  I think this card actually involves all of my current very favourite stampin' things in the world...

What do you think?

Stamps: Creative Elements Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Natural Ivory, Pool Party Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake (sponging), Soft Suede (sponging) Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Framelits, Edgelits, Adorning Accents embossing folders, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, Stripes embossing folder, Designer Frames embossing folders, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals