Saturday, 6 March 2021

Mother's Day Wishes

A simple and quick Mother's Day card, I can't believe its next weekend... 

I've used a Visible Image stamp coloured in with pink, dark blue, purple and lilac zig watercolour pens and spritzed with water and left to soak into the non watercolour paper... not the greatest fan of that pesky bumpy paper.

Using a make-up sponge I applied some Versamark to the tips of the butterfly then heat embossed with sparkle embossing powder... she's one for the bling.

This card is so far away from my comfort zone and if I hated doing the front I included an insert in my most loathed colour... PURPLE *shudders.

The sentiment is a mash-up of Lawn Fawn and WPlus9.  I also added in the apostrophe in Mother's after I'd taken the photograph, looks a bit weird on screen without it.


Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act
Cards 4 Galz - Mother's Day UK or For a Special Lady
Watercooler Wednesdays - Marsha's All Occasions


  1. This is simply stunning! I love the sparkle on the pink portion of the butterfly and the purple - well purple is my favorite color, so this one floats my boat :) I love how you blended the colors together and added a great sentiment. Our Mother's day here in the US is the first Sunday in May, so I have a little time to make mine!

  2. Beautiful card Claire. I love the design and the added sparkle is perfect. xx

  3. Beautiful blend of delicate colours Claire a gorgeous CAS card

  4. A really pretty card. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  5. This is so beautiful and I like the design of your butterfly!! And it's the perfect card for our current challenge at DotMCC.

  6. Stunning design. The colours are perfect

  7. Hi Claire

    I love the finished look very much .. .. and have to admit that purple is one of my favourite colours!

    The sparkle is the perfect finishing touch.

    Hope you are well and having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  8. So pretty and I love the added sparkle.
    Katrina x

  9. This is gorgeous Claire ... think I have this Butterfly it ....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  10. Very pretty, Claire -- love the image and your water coloring too

  11. I'm a fan of your comfort zone cards, but I have to tell you, I became a fan of your not comfort zone card too. :-) This butterfly is just stunning. Color choice can't be better. Design is perfect. Sonja

  12. Oh, I absolutely love your beautiful CAS Mother's Day card! That butterfly is so pretty. I have the same aversion to purple but sure love it here. Thank you for playing with us at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

  13. This is so gorgeous, Claire. I love the touch of sparkle and wow, what an effect on cardstock, it's beautiful! Glad you joined us at Krafty Chicks this week.

  14. Beautiful card, I love your butterfly with the sparkle and the wonderful sentiment.


  15. Gorgeous colours for your butterfly! Great idea to add the sparkly embossing powder, too - and not just because the recipient likes it! You may have ventured out of your comfort zone, but it really is a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Happy little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

  16. lovely amnd gorgeous
    Thank you for joining us at Happy little stampers Water colour challenge, DT Swapna
    Be safe and get crafty


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