Saturday, 22 March 2014

On Mothers Day

Regular readers will know that clean and simple is just not my natural style, I am much more fussy and fancy.  However, I wanted to do a Clean and Simple Mother's Day card, but there's now a version 1 and a version 2 of this card, perhaps you'd let me know which you prefer?
Card Recipe:
Tools: Tonic Studios Die Sets - Affections Heart On Mother's Day, Monarch Arch, Gothic Border Punch, Grand Calibur
Paper and Card: Deja View, oyster card, textured pearl card
Embellishments: rhinestone crystals, Zva Swirl, Organza Ribbon

So I made this CAS Card for Mother's Day by die-cutting 3 evenly spaced heart cut-outs from a strip of lime green textured pearl card after decorating the long edges my favourite Gothic Border punch.  I then adhered Deja Views patterned paper behind the apertures and mounted the strip onto my card base with 3D foam.

I finished the card with a die-cut from the Affections Heart On Mother's Day die set plus contrasting butterflies using a butterfly from the Monarch Arch die set.  A few crystals and a Zva crystal swirl completed this CAS card.

I photographed my card for this post and put it to one side in my craft room.  And there is sat, calling to me, calling me, calling me...."Add more, I'm just not finished"....

So after two days (in fact, this afternoon, just as I was settling down to write this post), I just had to add more!  I limited myself to three more crystals and a small organza bow, but I personally feel happier with this "bit more", it seems more balanced to my eyes.  So version 2 is the one directly below and version 1 is the one at the top.

So is less more?  Have I gilded the lily?  Which version do you prefer between version 1 at the top or version 2 above?

There's more Mother's Day craft inspiration over on my blog, DipsDesigns, do pop over for a visit. 

Hope you all have a great weekend.


  1. I like the one with the extra bling myself although I would be happy to receive either from my kids!
    Marion B

  2. I prefer the longer one, with three hearts, though I'd like either of them if my daughters were to give me one.

  3. I prefer the one with 3 hearts on simply because I prefer 'odd' numbers on cards
    I think they are better but both are lovely. Liz ♥

  4. Both of the cards I'm looking at have 3 hearts... I like the extra bling - it's still not too fussy for me!

  5. I originally also included a close up shot of the detail mid-way through my post but it was confusing some, who thought it was the alternative, so I've taken that out and there are now only 2 photos, version 1 and version 2. The further detail is now only on my own blog here