Happy Mother’s Day from Team Stamp It
How do you tell your mother how truly special she is in just a few words or an image? Sara Douglas recently reminded us of how special it makes one feel to receive a card that is made with love and care. I am also reminded of a line delivered in the 1980’s movie “You’ve Got Mail”. In exchange between Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan)
Joe Fox: It wasn’t… personal.
Kathleen Kelly: What is that supposed to mean? I am so sick of that. All that means is that it wasn’t personal to you. But it was personal to me. It’s *personal* to a lot of people. And what’s so wrong with being personal, anyway?
Joe Fox: Uh, nothing.
Kathleen Kelly: Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.
With texts, and emails and blogs even, we forget to be personal. For Mother’s Day I chose simplicity with a monochromatic design (well more of analogous colors) and a single phrase to express the magnitude of love and appreciation I have for my own mother.
I started with the butterfly in Watercolor Wings. So often I have seen this butterfly image stamped with a lovely foil Butterflies Thinlits Die cutout layered on top. It is a truly lovely combination, but I was looking for something a little more unique, like each butterfly that lands on the flowers of my butterfly garden. So I layered the stamps twice on Shimmery White Card Stock. The bottom butterfly has a Soft Sky base, Marina Mist outside and Pacific Point in the center. The Thinlits Die cutout I also started with a Soft Sky base, Pacific Point on the edge and I embossed with silver in the center. After I cut out the image with the Thinlits Die, I used the coordinating markers to touch up any colors I missed. I am not perfect, I am not symmetrical, and I am a unique design. I wanted this image to be the same. I used the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper and a sponge roller to apply the Marina Mist, which in turn created my own unique DSP. I used Pacific Point for the So Detailed Thinlits Die.
The card base is Marina Mist. On the inside along with the “Happy Mother’s Day” I decided to add Butterflies from Butterfly Basics stamped in the Marina Mist ink to add texture.
I hope you enjoy this card and continue on to see the other incredible work done by this group. Don’t forget to comment below for a chance to win the wonderful Watercolor Wishes Card kit. You must include #stampitcontest for your name to be included. (I think the program searches for that and catches your name). One entry for each blog you comment on in this hop.
Congratulations to Pauline Vaughn!!!
Sandy Berghuis says
Gorgeous card – love the color! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this fabulous prize! #stampitcontest
Holly Pedersen says
very nice card. I love your butterfly, it’s so pretty. #stampitcontest
Sheryl Sgarbossa says
I love this detailed thinlit! Beautiful card and thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest. #stampitcontest
Jae Smith says
This card is beautiful! I love the colors. Thank you for sharing it! #stampitcontest
I love the butterfly. #stampitcontest
Love the silver embossing on the butterfly! Pretty card! #stampitcontest
#stampitcontest Love the butterfly and the colors you used. so elegant.
Beth Mills says
Your butterfly is stunning with the blues and silver layers!! #stampitcontest
Ronda Pinton says
Excellent card idea Gigi!
Toni Romero says
Oh, so very pretty. What a lovely card.
pauline vaughan says
love the saying #stampitcontest
Vicky Lee says
I love butterflies!
Cindy Cheney says
Love the butterfly! #stampitcontest
Kathy Beemer says
#stampitcontest Love the butterfly!!!
Rene Mace says
#stampitcontest LOVE these ideas!
Denise Cain says
Becky Buchholz says
Very sweet butterfly. #stampingcontest
Beka L says
Love that butterfly! #stampitcontest
Anita Falcone says
#stampitcontest this card is gorgeous! My favorite color is blue.Thaks
Constance Hildebrand says
Love those butterflies. Thanks.
Diana Hernandez says
Great card, your butterfly is gorgeous. tfs
Colette Stevens says
Love the stamped theme on front and inside card
Kathy McInnes says
love your use of my favourite butterfly die. #stampitcontest
Peg Baum says
Bev Inskeep says
I love the colors on the butterfly, I have to try this.
Julie Schoonover says
Yes, it should be personal!!! Lovely card! TFS!
Ida Widmann says
Pretty Pretty Pretty
Cathy Rocca says
Thanks for the cool card.
Donna Sicafuse says
Tooooooooooo cute—I love butterflies and making cards with them—really pretty TFS
Rachael Rife says
Gigi, your card is amazing, but you had me with the “personal” exchange at the top of your post. Love ya girl……you made it personal for me today….XOXO Rach
Love you Rachel! I am making that my mantra! I posted the clip on my Paper Pumpkin page on my site. I’m going to Salt Lake in November are you coming?
Sheila Lane says
What a beautiful card and my favorite a butterfly. stampitcontest
Barbara D Green says
Love the card and really love butterflies. #stampitcontest
Kathleen Salse says
#stampitcontest Love the combo with the butterfly
Anna Kluytmans says
Hi Gianna. Love your card, and that butterfly is gorgeous, I like how the colours with the embossing show up so nicely, TFS. Cheers Anna. #stampitcontest
Darlene Clark says
Great Card — I love anything with Butterflies — great ideas and can’t wait to try them.
Denise Kasbohm says
Gorgeous! Butterfly basics and the thinlits are high on my wish list for sure!!
Tanya Green says
Oh, how pretty! I love the blues! Thank you for sharing your ideas and for a chance to win!
Tanya Green says
OOPS! Forgot the #stampitcontest 😮
Michael Haugland says
I love the die cut layered butterfly and that you added some stamped on the inside. This is a stunning card!
Tania Faulkner Gilmore says
Such a pretty card, any mom would be delighted to receive it, thank you for sharing it wth us.
Carol Smith says
Lovely introduction to your unique card. tyfs #stampitcontest
Christina Miller says
This is such a beautiful and elegant card! I absolutely love the butterfly!
Diana Durst says
#stampitcontest. I love the colors! I want to try this card!
Barbara Brennan says
PROPS to you for displaying a complete card of both the inside and outside. LOVE butterflies!
Janet Swofford says
#stampitcontest This is a real wow card! So awesome!
Barbie Loughlin says
I love how you did your butterfly, beautiful!
Sharon Tong says
#stampitcontest. Love the butterfly.
Constance Hildebrand says
#stampitcontest. Love the butterfly thinklit! Lovely card.