Thursday, April 12, 2018

For You Mom

As I am writing this up, it is warming up outside today,
I might just be able to work in my gardens today..we'll see!

I saw a few challenges I wanted to play in and came up with
this pretty CAS card.
I might give this card to my Mom this year,
not sure as I usually make a pretty fancy one for her,
but yellow is her favorite color.

Speaking of favorites, 
this die by Memory Box Butterfly Collage is one of mine!
It cuts a negative and makes for an easy card
and always so different just depending on what papers
or inks you place under it.
A great die to use for those distress inks.

I used this pretty scrap of paper from SU
all white, green, orange and yellow..full of Springtime goodness!

The sentiment is from an older Gina K Designs set
'Notes To Mom' (2009).
The entire set is all sentiments about Mom, 
I have used it over and over,
and the sentiments will even work inside as well.
I have to admit, I had to stop myself from adding a few sequins
here and there for some 'sparkle', but I resisted, keeping it CAS!

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Mod Squad .... Simply Clean
Cards In Envy .... Get Negative
CAS on Friday .... Mother's Day
Watercooler Wednesday .... All About Occasions


Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful background, love the butterflies die cut!

aussie aNNie said...

Love this die and gorgeous background yellow....I love yellow but seldom use it, certainly can't wear it. I would say your mum will adore this Diane.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Darlene said...

GORGEOUS! Thanks for reminding me I have this die and could make some extra QUIK cards for next week's show! Beautiful colors!

Leslie Miller said...

I'd venture a guess your mom will just love this! I certainly do, with its colors of yellow, orange, and green which just happen to be my favorite citrusy combo. Put that with these pretty butterflies and you've got one gorgeous card! I also love that it's CAS. I'm drawn to CAS, yet I hardly ever do it myself, sigh. I need to work on that.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, in my opinion, your Mom would love it. It is gorgeous with those butterflies flitting across the panel and with those wonderful colors. I really like that and I have a die like that or similar too. Great idea on how to use it.

Nancy Frustaci said...

Beautiful Card , I love the colours you chose to put behind those butterflies,
Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the butterfly die you used and have added it to my must-have list!! The colors beneath look amazing!! Your Mom will treasure this if you decide to give it to her!! Have a great weekend, my friend!! Big hugs :)

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Penny Hanuszak said...

Your mom will love this card with it's beautifully cut out butterflies and soft yellows. I love that die cut and how you used the dsp behind it. Really great card. Thanks so much for joining us for our "All Occasions Challenge" this week at Watercooler Wednesday.

Heidi Weaver said...

Well, Diane, you're lucky that you might be working in your garden. With the snow still on the ground here, gardening is unlikely for the moment. What an absolutely lovely card you've created for your Mom. Those butterflies are stunning with the lovely yellows, oranges and bits of green showing through from the Designer Paper. With or without the additional sequins, this is a card which would make any mother's heart swell with love. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Judy Woodland said...

This is so beautiful. I love what you have done with that die against the patterned paper. GENIUS!!! Another great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us once again over at the Mod Squad!!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous use of the negative butterflies! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

wendipooh13 said...

such a lovely card!!! love the butterflies!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!!

Gail said...

So beautiful! Love how the peeks of colour show through the die cut butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.