To kick off the first week in May, Frances challenged us to make a Mother's Day card. My mama loves to garden and she loves butterflies, so I chose my favorite tulip stamp from Gina K's A Year of Flowers. I heat embossed the tulip image with PearlLustre Sapphire Opaque embossing powder on vellum cardstock. I then used my blender pen to paint in Broken China Distress Ink. I let that dry and then used my Stampin' Up Metallic pencils to add a touch of purple to the base of the tulips and to color the stems. The leaves were stamped in Broken China and colored and blended with a metallic pencil as well. I added Crystal Effects for the dew drops on my tulips. Here's a close up of the tulips to show you the dew drops.
See the butterfly? After I punched it out on black cardstock, I got the idea to color it with the same Stampin' Up metallic pencils, and I love how it looks!
I used my octagon Nestabilities to cut out the vellum cardstock and then a piece of white cardstock. I embossed the white cardstock with my dotted swiss embossing folder and then adhered the vellum tulip panel onto that. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Well Scripted set.
Please stop by our CCEE blog to see the beautiful projects my friends made and get the details for how you can play along with us!