Stamped with Love for Mom

Hi everyone! Tami here with a Mother’s Day card based on sketch #3 from our current challenge. First here’s a look at the sketch…

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I stretched it horizontally and created this card for my amazing Mom…

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It’s a mama butterfly and her two daughters! As you can see in the picture below, the mama butterfly has a hidden surprise — gold embossed edges. More on that in a moment.

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Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

I wanted to share a few tips on the creation of the butterfly:

  • Easy blending with inks - The butterfly is shaded pink towards the center. To do this, first stamp it with Fresh Peach ink. Then clean the stamp and apply Ultra Pink ink to the center of the stamp only, blending it out slightly with your fingers at the edges. Overstamp the pink butterfly right onto the previously stamped peach one, using a stamp positioning tool for good alignment. The result is a two-toned butterfly. Easy! No special coloring skills required.
  • Dimension - Die cut the butterfly using the Flower and Butterfly Frame Cut Set five times from plain white cardstock. Stack and glue them all together, adding the stamped butterfly on top. This creates a chipboard-like thickness. (I’ve seen Jennifer McGuire use this technique many times and just love the effect!)
  • Gold edges - Apply Versamark ink to the edges of the dimensional butterfly. Dip into gold embossing powder and heat emboss. It’s a small detail that makes a big difference. Moms know all about that. ♥

And here’s a closer look at the Best Mom Ever set I used for the sentiment. It’s a great one to have on hand for Mother’s Day and beyond. It even comes packaged in a super cute kraft colored box tied up with a twine bow!

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Thanks for stopping in for a visit. Enjoy your day!


Mint Julep Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Pad (AF246) Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Pad (AF247) Ultra Pink Mid-Tone Ink (AF263) Chalkboard Mid-Tone Ink (AF272) BG: Gratitude Background (CG644) Gold Metallic Decor (CH187)
Butterfly (CL750) Flower and Butterfly Set (DI090) Glue Tape (GW222) Best Mom Ever (LP280) Snow Folded Cards (PS566) Snow Layering Paper (PS610)
Embossing Powder - Gold (PW100) Embossing Gun (PW200) VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250)

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15 Responses to “Stamped with Love for Mom”

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    Esther said:

    Beautiful card with a beautiful buterfly!

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    janet said:

    Beautiful card, Tami! Love the idea of embossing the edges of a stacked die cut - thank you :)

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    Betty said:

    wonderful card, Tami - love the gold edged butterfly!!

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    Charlotte said:

    This is a great card. The butterfly is outstanding!

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    Marilyn C. Lojek said:

    Great idea about the butterfly - Jennifer has done this many times and the effect is wonderful. Instead of EP you could also use a gold leaf pen to color the edges.

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    B said:

    LOVE your stacking tip AND the gold edges - fab detail, cute card!!x

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    Linda W. said:

    Gold sides - wow, gorgeous look for your butterfly, Tami! Just love what you did with the sketch too!

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    Sue D said:

    I like the simple design and the colors.

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    paperpicnic said:

    Your mother will adore this amazing card, Tami! I love all of the beautiful details, especially the gold embossed edges of the butterfly - it’s stunning! I love how you used this sketch horizontally too! So pretty!

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    Sandra ltb said:

    love this stamp set! pretty card.
    Sandra ltb

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