Monday, February 27, 2012

More Butterfly Mother's Day Cards

I'm stuck on butterflies this week!  Here are a couple more Mother's Day cards for Operation Write Home.  The first one is based on a challenge sketch seen on their website.  I didn't like the way it turned out so I changed the layout.

The sketch indicated to use three strips of paper, 1/2" wide beside the center rectangle.  I wound up with the sentiment being on a piece that wasn't tall enough for the three bands to look appropriate beside it.  If the sentiment had been on a long narrow rectangle, it would have been okay.

I had multiple card bases prepared so I cut out some shapes using Elegant Edges and printed my sentiment on those.  The shadow was made using Design Studio.

I used Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up punches for the butterflies and added some accents with inks and Pearl Pens.

Inside sentiment was printed using card making software.


Robin's Crafty Thing's said...

Very pretty!

Amysangels2 said...

Love this one! The colors are perfect!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Another beautiful card! OK...I am going to ask you the same thing that is asked of me...what do you do with all your cards? You are a card-making machine! :0)

Linda said...

Carolyn, 99.9% of my cards are done for charity. Almost all are sent to Operation Write Home for use by active military personnel overseas. I also give them to local organizations for fund raisers and to a church secretary to send out.

I keep a few on hand, just in case I need one myself.

Each month I make around 300 cards--enough to fill a large Priority Mail box--and send them to Operation Write Home.