I love romantic, girly color schemes- lots of pinks, roses, soft blues, and greens, etc. Bright, even intense yellow and orange are way outside my usual palette. I was so drawn to this gorgeous dimensional butterfly however, I decided to just run with it. This ”sunny” and cheerful card is the result!
The inside detail:
I really enjoyed making this card and stepping outside my color comfort zone. I especially love the gold accents in the glitter on the butterfly, the brads and the metallic ribbon. The yellow paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The orange papers are from the Summer Kiss stack by Colorbok.
I wanted to challenge myself to make a 20 minute card for a challenge at http://365cards.blogspot.com/ This challenge was so tough!!! It took 3 tries with different cards for me to finish one in 20 minutes! I finally did it using the latest CPS sketch. I did pull all my supplies and have my full game plan in mind beforehand, and I fussed with the bow a little after time ran out. But, I really did put this card together in 20 minutes, including cutting out the papers and tag, distressing the focal, and stamping the tag! Whew! That was fast!
I used CPS Sketch #254:
The focal piece is a Victorian era, German trade card digital image. I just love it! It’s just so sweet and spring-like! The tag and trade card images are available free from http://farfarhill.blogspot.com/ The ”friends” stamp is from an unmounted set, ‘Special Thoughts’ by Inkadinkadoo.
I’ve had this butterfly card in the back of my mind ever since I saw it done up in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Paper Crafts magazine. Heather made me this large, dimensional vintage butterfly that I knew would be perfect for it! Here is the original by Betsy Veldman.
Here is my version:
and a little detail of the inside:
My friend Sara gave me these lovely glittery papers last week. I think they’re perfect!
Heather and I have been pouring over the gorgeous cards at http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/ I love her style and am coveting all those fabulous diecuts she uses! I was inspired after seeing her work to make this card:
I love how it turned out! The butterfly is one of Heather’s vintage digis done up as a decoupage. The leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch and … The round doily is cut on a Spellbinders Nestie and the large label shape is a Sizzix die. The stamp is by Stampin’ Up!
I tried to make this card for a challenge to ”make a card in 20 min or less.” Yes, I realize now that was a little insane but I really tried. I almost made it. Aside from making up the birds and prepping the faux twine before starting the clock, I made it in about 27 minutes. Whew!
The inside detail with sentiment by Imaginations!:
Such a fun card! I loved pulling out all these fun ribbons and doing the wonky stitching. I’m a quilter and am a very precise, straight seam sewer so it felt really weird to purposely sew off-kilter like this. Fun though! The stamps are from the Delight in Life and Watercolor Garden sets by Stampin’ Up.
I’ve been down with a cold all weekend and since I was feeling down in the dumps, I tried to work in a bright and happy palette to give myself a little boost. I’ll admit, this card cheered me up and made me smile!
I really enjoyed pulling out my Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punches and some Fiskars decorative edge scissors for all the layered papers. I also enjoyed stitching on this card. The flower is a sticker from ekSuccess and the sentiment is a stamp from Stampin’ Up.
This is another CASE’d card. The darling original is by Debbie Olson and appeared in the Jan/Feb issue of Paper Crafts magazine: