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.

4 comments:

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)
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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.