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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beautiful Monarchs for Mother's Day

Well, having a mom and a mother-in-law means making two Mother's Day cards. Here's the card I made for my husband's mom.  I used a digital stamp by Eureka and you can find this image here. For perspective, my card is 6"x6".

This week I am honored to be invited as a Guest Designer for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges and the challenge this week is "Happy Mother's Day" and please be sure to put the sentiment on your card to meet the challenge requirements! 


I used three different design papers for this card, and they are such old papers that even if I remembered where I got them, the store has either closed or gotten new and different stock by now. I estimate I got the pink/orange/yellow paisley paper prior to 2007 because that was when I started making 6"x6" cards and only buying 12"x12" paper--and this piece of paper was only 8.5"x11". The orange polka dot paper is a piece just big enough for this card leftover from last Halloween and the yellow striped paper was just a strip and leftover from a card made a year ago for a challenge of polka dots and stripes. The black papers I used as layering...well, each piece is a different texture cause I'm trying to use up these leftover pieces but it worked great on this card!

The sentiment and the punch is by Stampin' Up (and I dug this little piece of yellow paper out of my trash can so I didn't have to cut into a 'good' piece of paper). The punch along the bottom of the card is by Martha Stewart and is named "doily". The flower in the center of the bow is actually a button from Dress It Up! and I cut off the shank and glued it on. The large Monarch butterfly was die cut for me by my best friend, Lillian, and is by Impression Obsession. I colored this with Copics.

 
 
It's been a while since I've colored something other than people or snowmen.  I'm happy with how the card came out and think I'll color a few floral images since I'm in the mood. Can't ever have enough colored images done, can you?  Thanks for stopping by and looking at this card.
 
                                                                                Hugs,
                                                                                Gail
 
This card is entered in the following challenges:

56 comments:

  1. Great card, I'm sure your husband's mom will love it. Perfect subject matter for a spring card too! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  2. The colors in your card are so rich and realistic - very pretty - thanks for joining us this week at the Squigglefly Challenge.

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  3. absolutely stunning card! I love how you did with the butterfly that Lilian cut for you.. I have the die cut but never glued the dies together like this.. love your idea!! the image is colored to the perfection! butterfly pn the image looks like real!! your card is stunning like I said before!!! I absolutely love it!
    xx

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  4. This is such a lovely card! The colors you used look so nice and the monarchs are beautiful indeed! Also you did a great job layering all those designer papers... Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Hiding in my Craft Room.

    Graciellie
    HIMCR DT
    gracielliedesign . blogspot . com

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  5. Awesome card! The colors and design are lovely. Love the butterflies and the little sunflower on the bow. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

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  6. Just beautiful, the colours are fab & the papers perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  7. Stunning card, love the images. Thanks for sharing it with us on Creative Moments.

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  8. Stunning card gorgeous design those butterfly are fab Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

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  9. beautiful thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy. hope to see you again, good luck xx

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  10. This is gorgeous - such a lovely image and I love the layout and colours you've gone with :-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Em xx

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  11. WOWZA! Absolutely GORGEOUS Gail! Love your design and of course the butterflies look like they just want to fly off the page! STUNNING colors! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  12. Gorgeous! Love your colouring! The added butterfly is perfect!

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  13. Gail - This is just stunning as always! I love butterflies and you have colored yours beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Scribble & Scrap this week. I hope you will come play again soon!
    Tina - DT

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  14. Wow, this card really makes a statement. I love the papers and you have colored it wonderfully. Thank you for joining us for the Squigglefly challenge.

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  15. Magnificent card Gail! The butterflies are gorgeous and I love the patterned papers you used. I'm glad you shared your creation with us at Savvy Handmade Cards.

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  16. Such a Pretty Design just perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Thank you for joining us,it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week.... Good luck in the draw...
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
    Xx

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  17. Stunning card. Those butterflies are gorgeous.

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  18. This is stunning, Gail. Love how you've matched the die cut butterfly with the stamped image and the colours you've chosen are glorious. xxx

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  19. Absolutely beautiful Butterfly card!
    Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  20. Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  21. this is gorgeous Gail.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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  22. Stunning card Gail. The image is so beautiful and the colours are fabulous xx

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  23. Gail your card is just stunning and your coloring so pretty! You have rocked this one....thanks for joining us at Creative Moments!
    Hugs

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  24. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly.

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  25. Gail this card if flat out gorgeous. The coloring especially on the butterfly of perfect.What a great card with a breath of spring.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

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  26. sooooo pretty thanks for playing along at RRR!

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  27. such a striking card with the bold colors! Love it! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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  28. Beautiful Spring card and I love the bright colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    Jeannie Thomas
    TTCRD Design Team

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  29. Such great, bold colours! Love the papers you've used too. Thank you for joining the first Crafting At The Weekend Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

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  30. Love this color combination, and your butterfly and flowers are absolutely striking (but then, your coloring is always awesome). Fantastic butterfly diecut that matches your monarch, a beautifully tied bow and just the right amount of "lacey" looking border. Your mother-in-law should be honored and thrilled by this fabulous hand-made card !!

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  31. Stunningly beautiful! Love the colors and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck! I hope you noticed we’re having a DT call as well! Be sure to let all your friends know! You can read all the details here.
    Ema
    FCB DT Coordinator

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  32. Gorgeous card! Lovely colouring and design. Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion. hugs, Helena

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  33. Hi Gail..just stopped over to say your card is just beautiful.. I love the butterflies and your coloring is gorgeous.

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  34. Love the combo of digi and die cuts and the colors.. Thanks for playing with DCD

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  35. This is such a wonderful creation...Great choice of DP's and the lay-out is excellent. Wonderful coloring of the image too. Thanks for joining our Challenge last week in my neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! Please join us again for another wonderful Challenge beginning today. Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  36. Wow . . . just WOW!!! This is such an AMAZING card . . . and the die cut butterfly is PERFECT! What a great friend to make one for you. :) Thanks for joining us at Hiding In My Craft Room for our "Mother's Day" challenge. Hope to see you join us this week for the NSD challenges!

    Kathy - HIMCR DT

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  37. What a lovely card! absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Sketch challenge and good luck!
    Marylee DT x

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  38. This is just lovely. I love the rich colours and the stippling you did around the image. Great job all around.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Fitztown for our Lots of Layers Challenge. Good luck.

    Lynn, Fitztown DT

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  39. So pretty! Great image and lovely butterflies! Thanks for sharing with us at Squigglefly.

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  40. This is such a beautiful card!!! Love your coloring, your die cut butterfly and your pretty design!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas!!

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  41. Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this time, we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

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  42. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

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  43. Lovely project, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

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  44. Wow Gail this is so beautiful the butterflies look amazing so do the lovely vibrant colours and card design.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  45. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us in our Wings and Things challenge at http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/
    Anjie (DT)

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  46. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! :)

    Petya DT

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  47. Hi Gail
    Your card is very beautiful with this wonderful butterflies, nice colors you used.
    Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to stamps.
    Greetings, Danoesja

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  48. Stunning card, love all the detail and colors.
    Thank you for participating as a Guest Designer at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Hugs
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  49. What a beautiful card!! Love the colors and the pretty butterflies!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  50. Great card. Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place . Hugz Jules xxx

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  51. So pretty, perfect for our 'Wings' theme over at Digi Choosday. Thanks for joining us. Take care Zo xx (DT)

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  52. such a pretty card - gorgeous image and layout - thanks for joining us at that craft place. Hugs rachel xx

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  53. Wow such a wonderful card ,lovely image and elegant card design.
    Thank you so much for entering our SSS challenge this time.i hope you return soon with another stunning card!
    Hugs Gudrun DT

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  54. Wonderful Mothe Card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

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  55. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

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  56. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

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