Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mother's Day Card by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi, it's Tracey here to share my latest project featuring Donna's amazing girlie grunge products. Mother's Day will be here before you know it. I hope you will find inspiration in this card I created for my mom. 

Tips and Techniques
I created this Wispy Burlap Flower using Donna's Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L Texture Ribbons (Burlap) and centered it with a Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Flower. A tutorial for these burlap flowers can be found HERE.

Here's a side view of the Wispy Burlap Flower and a better view of the Bitty Blossoms flowers I tucked in.

Here's a view of the lower flower cluster. You can also see how I've layered the die cuts below the butterfly. I've run a strip of Donna's Textured Ribbons (Organza) and ribbon through one of the die cut layers. I folded the organza ribbon to fit the die cut slot and the looped lace covers the edges that meet in the center of the ribbon. I adore how this ribbon strip softens the card.

Another view of this cluster with another of my Bitty Blossoms flowers. I've added texture to the background with a stencil and molding paste, then colored around the clusters with Donna's Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz. Once dry, I splattered with thinned gesso. You can see here how I distressed the card edges with Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All.

I embrace the concept that it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind. (Creatively speaking, that is!! lol) So I keep a ziplock bag of unused die cuts along with items left from creating tutorials like this sweet glittery butterfly. I only had to cut one more layer for the stacked die cuts, so this card came together pretty quickly. 

I've inked the edges of the dark layers with Clearsnap Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx and the light layers with Denim. Each of the die cuts is separated by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares for added dimension. 

The edges of the butterfly are inked with Denim Mix'd Media Inx. I then dabbed the inked edges with Clearsnap Glue Gloss and sprinkled with Mixed Berries Twinkle Dust Glitter. A step by step photo tutorial for this sweet butterfly can be found HERE.

I hope you've been inspired to grab your girlie grunge Donna Salazar products to create a card for your mom, grandmother, or someone who has been a role model to you.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L
Texture Ribbons (Burlap/Organza)
Lace Ribbons

Mix’d Media Inx - denim, jasmine
Twinkle Dust Glitter - mixed berries
Smooch Spritz - Sea Breeze

Bitty Blossoms
Wonderful Wings


Partner Products
Spellbinders ~ Foilage Flourish
Spellbinders ~ Decorative Labels Twenty-Two
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer
Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Regular, black
Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Small, white
Clearsnap ~ Glue Gloss


  1. Beautiful card Tracey, amazing and pretty flowers! Love the colors too ,

  2. Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the flowers and butterfly!!!!!!!!

  3. WOW! This is just GORGEOUS!! I love that fiber flower!

  4. Lovely...that flower is AMAZING....& the glittery butterfly....beautiful final touch, I reckon!!!!

  5. Hello Tracey! This project just seems so peaceful and serene somehow. Lots of work on so many lovely layers and the unique background. Your flowers are so sweet. It just seems perfect. j.

  6. Wow Tracey how blessed your mom will be to receive this fabulous creation!! The wonderful texture, layers, color and those beautiful flowers are amazing!! Going to check out your tutorial ;)