Monday, 12 March 2012

Mother's Day Card Number 2

Here's the second of my two Mother's Day cards for this year:

"Happy Mother's Day"

This card has an acetate tunnel construction (for details of the construction method, see my tutorial under the heading Project three - fish tank). The back has patterned paper, and the front is stamped with distress inks to match.


An antlered deer was cut from patterned papers and adhered to the acetate, and a Graphics Fairy image was cut up to make the deer's family in the background.


Images were cut from the patterned papers, shaped and adhered using Pinflair. Lace edging was coloured to match using distress inks and fixed to the top and bottom of the card with glossy accents.


The butterflies are stamped in clear versamark and heat-embossed in gold before colouring with distress inks, cutting out, shaping, and gluing in place with Pinflair.


The box is made from kraft & stamped to match the card using Distress inks.

Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society 6" x 6" paper pad
Sizzix Framelits: Circles
Meadow stamp set (can't remember who made this, if anyone recognises it please let me know and I'll edit!)
Butterflies stamps
Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Tumbled Gladd, Bundled Sage
cardstock: white, thick
sentiment "Happy Mother's Day" from a swap

Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show... Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day
Dream Valley - Mother's Day
Pan Pastel - Girly / Mother's Day
Penny Black Allsorts - Springtime
The Stamp Man - Vintage
Joanna Sheen - Spring / Easter
Crafty Ribbons - Celebrate your Mum
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Vintage / Shabby Chic


  1. Wow, this is a gift in itself! Gorgeous.

  2. Wow! what a stunning project. You clearly put a lot of thought and work into this beautiful card and box. It was time well spent on such a lovely gift. I love everything about it and cannot take my eyes off it. the whole scene is mesmerizing. Just fabulous. What more can I say.
    Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at Penny Black and More. Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us next month too.


  3. Wow what an amazing project it's obvious that you have put a lot of hard work into this.Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us at PanPatel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  4. This is seriously beautiful Maddy, so much attention to detail as usual! Love Jayne. x

  5. This is a really Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. wow totally gorgeous and adore the images and colour
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. a really wonderful creation - I love the delicate colours, fabulous stamped images and all the depth in your piece! Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge

  8. Such a wonderful creation, fabulous details.

  9. Another fabulous card Maddy, Kathy x

  10. Wow! Really stunning, the scene that you have created is so beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  11. Lots of work and care have gone into this beautiful card and box, its lovely.

  12. Elegant and great work on the details. Beautiful gift box for a mother. :)

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  13. Wow! A Stunning creation. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month.
    Clare x

  14. A really beautiful creation.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month, good luck with all the great prizes on offer and hope you will join us again.

    B x

  15. I love your card, so elegant

  16. oh wow Hun this is brilliant oh the detail and dimension on this is just fantastic just adore this too bits,hugs Cherylxxx

  17. fab creation!
    Stunning colours!
    Thanks for joining in the Mother's Day/Female themed Challenge at Dream Valley
    Hugs Melly xx

  18. How did I miss this card?! Wow this is absolutely amazing Maddy. I really love it, and the box you made is beautiful too. Lee x

  19. Beautiful creation. thanks for joinin us at Crafty Ribbons.


  20. What a beautiful creation, lots of work and attention to detail.

    Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe. I also have Candy on my blog if you want to hop over HERE.

    Hugs Tracy x

  21. What an amazing creation!! Love it! The embossing looks fabulous!
    So happy you shared with us at penny black and more!

  22. Oh how lovely!! I'm so glad you could join us at Bunny Zoe's this month. :)
    ps) I have a stamp set I'm giving away at the end of the month if you'd like to check it out, its located at teh top of my sidebar. :)

  23. This is a beautiful vintage creation. I love the nature theme. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Stamp Man.


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