Friday, October 17, 2014

Thinking of you today - decorative clip

The MPC design team decided to make cards to fight cancer. I really didn't know what I was going to make. I knew I wanted to do roses and paper doily but that was all I had in my mind for over a week. Then today I saw this post on making DECORATIVE CLIPS
I then decided to make a clip with a banner and a paper ribbon with my sentiments. I added a butterfly and pearls. I sewed the pink floral dp to my base, added a paper doily, die cut leaves, pearls and quilled roses. 

There is a contrast of beauty and pain in the elements on my card. The rose bush has beautiful flowers, but it also has thorns. Pearls shine and catch the light with their beautiful finish, but are created when sand gets into the oyster's shell. The butterfly, with its graceful flight and beautiful colors, starts as a caterpillar who has to be held captive in a tight cocoon and totally change it's shape and form.  To me they all show hope that even cancer is ugly and painful, there can still be beauty, and that God can use it for his glory. 
What I like about this card is that you can take the clip off and you can use it as a book mark.


  1. MariLynn this is beautiful - love your colours, and your use of images that symbolise both beauty and pain. I am going over now to see how the clip was made - thanks for the link.

  2. Your cards are always so beautiful... LOVE your flowers... I am loving that butterfly clip too....

  3. What beautiful cards... Your flowers are amazing... And I am loving the butterfly clip....