Cute Card Thursday is Feminine

(If you are looking for the “Purple Day Epilepsy Blog Hop Post” – CLICK HERE)

First, I just want to say THANK YOU so much to everyone that has joined along with the “Purple Day” blog hop!  I’m really thrilled that you have taken an interest in it and I can see from your comments that it’s working and bringing new awareness to some…really love that and appreciate your kind thoughts as well!

So today brings us to Thursday and that means it’s time for a new Cute Card Thursday challenge!!  Yay!  The theme for this week is “feminine”!  This is a great opportunity to make a card for that special gal in your life, so I hope you will join along with us!

Here’s the card I made for the challenge:


Well I don’t know about you, but I have “collected” several card kits because…well…they ALL look amazing when they show them off!!  ha!  I have grown a wee little tired of all of the boxes/envelopes full of card kit product that I’m not doing anything with and I tend to leave EVERYTHING in the box together and then forget about some of the products that are in there!  {sigh}  So I was thrilled to pull this one out to make a card!

No mom, you’re not getting this card, at least this year anyway…unless you have short term memory!  (She looks at my blog, so I have to plan accordingly.)  I do have some stashed away for the occasion and you never know when someone might need one!

Anyway, I have used the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 “Mother’s Day special edition” card kit for this.  It came with a pretty floral background stamp called “Flower Explosion” that I’ve stamped with the same ink as cardstock in the background and then sponged around the edges.  I stamped the “mom” from the stamp set in black and then made a banner by white heat embossing the other sentiment underneath.


A close up of the flowers here that I’ve stamped out from the SSS “Mom’s Clematis” stamp set over some Bristol watercolor paper.  I’ve used the Zig Clean Color Brush markers and a water brush to color them in with and then fussy cut them out to arrange over the stamped card panel.  As you can see in the photo, I have covered the flowers with a Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen.  (You have to get that just right in photo to show up!)  I used some foam dots to pop up the bud and largest flower.


And then to embellish it up a bit, there were some pretty gold puffy stickers in that kit, so I took a heart and placed it next to the sentiment and then added some sequins from the kit and filled them with some gold Stickles.  Everything was mounted over a piece of black cardstock which was then mounted over a top folding A2 sized card base the same color as the image panel.

Please do hop on over to the Cute Card Thursday Blog and check out the rest of the inspiration from the design team and play alon with us!

Thanks so much for dropping by and I’ll see you soon!


  1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything goes
  2. Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Spring flowers + use SSS product
  3. Try it On Tuesdays – Say it With Flowers
  4. My Time to Craft – Mother’s Day or For a Female
  5. Crafty Cardmakers – “That Special Someone” (Mother’s Day)

27 thoughts on “Cute Card Thursday is Feminine

  1. These bold blossoms are breath-takingly beautiful, Vicki!! Your mom may just be angry at you if she doesn’t receive this sensational card!!

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  2. A lovely dramatic card with a beautiful CAS design. I bet that sparkly look is wonderful IRL. Perfect Mother’s Day card – the sentiment is fab.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Cath x


  3. Gorgeous card Vicki love the beautiful flowers and sparkle —think your Mom might just play the short memory card or swear blind she hasn’t checked out your blog lol
    Carol x

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  4. I just love the contrast of those pretty, colorful and sparkly flowers with the black sentiment panel! The touch of gold with the little heart is the perfect finishing touch for this wonderful Mother’s day card!

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  5. This is stunning Vicki!! I love the flowers and they are watercolored beautifully, awesome sentiment too! Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs, Tammy


  6. Such a striking and vibrant card. The colouring looks fabulous, love the bling and the subtle background stamping is a great effect. One amazing and stand out card….love it x.


  7. Woow lovely coloring the flower
    and I love your glitter there,ADORABLE flower card… ❤
    Hope you are doing well…
    never seen you in by Blog…I am worry..
    hope all is ok Vicki
    Biig hugs


  8. This is a gorgeous flower card. You sure know how to color and shade the flowers. And I love the little sparkle. Thanks for joining us at try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika


  9. Oh Vicki your colouring skills are brilliant and here on this card it is jaw dropping sensational. The colours are so truly beautiful. Nice soft background. The shimmer on those flowers is gorgeous. So glad you showed a close up.


  10. A beautiful floral card with a sweet sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.


  11. Pretty pretty, I “save” all my kit supplies as well, that is if I have even opened them!!! This is so pretty and will make a beautiful Mothers Day Card. The thing that caught my eye first was the gold puffy heart, it just really adds the right touch to this already beautiful card.


  12. Vicki, I love the beautiful, sparkly flowers on this gorgeous Mother’s Day card! Your coloring of them is great! I am in the same boat with you regarding purchasing card kits and then stashing them. LOL. Hugs, Vicki~


  13. Stunning card design, Vicki, gorgeous coloring, and I love the faint sparkle on the flowers! I love card kits but rarely use them. Maybe I should dig out some of my stash? 😀


  14. Pretty card with beautifully coloured flowers. Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT


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