Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mother's Day Card

I finally had some time to finish a Mother's Day card.  I did a "Double Stair Step" card inspired by the 365 Cards Challenge.  I had never done a stair step card, and let me tell is FUN!  I was also inspired by the Paper Sundaes Challenge #65 Texture.  I included some lace, dimension with liquid pearls.  I created the bird, lace and doily to add to my card for the Shabby tea room Challenge.  The papers I used came from this month's Swirlydoos Kit.  I also have this linked up to Flutterbywednesdays challenge.
I had to make up my own measurements, so that I could fit the center piece which was from this sheet of the Gabrielle Line by Bo Bunny in my Swirldoos Kit.
I used the left center piece for the center of my card.  The base of the card was made with this paper.
The butterfly on the left of my card came from this paper.  It is the pinkish one at the top. 
 I used a punch by Ek Sucess to punch some pieces of trim  from this sheet of paper.
I found my lovely vintage bird image from the Graphics Fairy.
Here is the original image.
Here are some close ups of the card.
I inked all the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo.  I distressed the edges of the main body of the card with my Distrez it all tool.  The flowers were punched out of the light colored paper and painted with Delta acrylics in:  Forest green, coral and spice brown.  
I used the font called "Barouque Antique Script."  I used my Silhouette Studio program to print and cut the bird, doily and words "love you and Mother."  These also were inked with Ranger's vintage photo.
Here you can see part of the Dusty Attic piece I altered by painting and applying UTEE to just the rosebuds.  I wanted the piece to look like shabby rosebuds in a basket.  You can also see the fabulous Vintage blue bird frame I created with the images from the Graphics fairy.  I used Liquid pearls in bisque to add a little embellishement to the circle frame, edges of paper, lace and Dusty Attic.
I was so excited about this card...I couldn't even wait for the glue to dry!  You can see it behind the lace.  I was going to use some larger beads from my Swirydoos kit, but I could not get them to stay one.  The fab Butterfly trinket is from Bo Bunny and was part of my kit too. I also used some bling from this months kit for the flower centers.
Here is a close up of the DA piece that I painted.  That fabulous doily like butterfly my good friend Carol from Bellas Creations made for me!  Check out her blog at the see her beautiful butterflies and flowers she creates!  Fabulous!  It is her Birthday this week wish her a Happy Birthday!
One last photo of the finished piece.
Thank you so much for visiting!


  1. What a BEAUTIFUL work of art! I want to do some more stair step cards soon -- yours is SO PRETTY!

  2. wow Heather that is soooooo unreal gorgeous, you do such amazing work and detail I love it all!!!!!!!!

  3. Another beautiful card! Love the way you painted the DA chippie! Weird but cool to see my butterflies on someone elses work! :) Hugs!

  4. Anonymous7:04 PM

    Holy WOW!!!! This is just breathtaking!!

  5. Oh my, Heather ... this is absoutely STUNNING! Your mom will LOVE it for sure! Thanks for sharing this lovelie with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  6. Wow just spotted this card. Absolutely fabulous, what a work of art!

  7. Absolutely beautiful! So glad you could join us in the Tea Room for our Doilies and Lace challenge!

  8. Stunning, gorgeous.....I run out of adjectives when I view your work!!!! Love every element of this card! Hmmm, mother's day huh....maybe I can adopt ya!!!!! Heehee

  9. I'll join the other, can't find enough words to describe just how amazing this piece is!!!! Your mum will adore it!

  10. very pretty! and congrats on your honorable mention cup of tea!

  11. Awesome work! So lovely. Someone will treasure this card forever.

  12. Anonymous2:21 AM

    Wow, this card is absolutely amazing! Fantastic work!

  13. Heather!! What a gorgeous card!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues! We featured you today!!

  14. Wow, what a beautiful card.

  15. This is amazing!

  16. so pretty! Love all the little details!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  17. Wow love the way you get the shapes to stand up on your card. It's just wonderful. Have a happy easter

  18. Wow, this is a beautiful card! even better up close!

  19. this is beautiful Heather!!

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