Sunday, May 6, 2012

Butterflies: self propelled Flowers

Do you ever start a card not having any idea what you're going to do?  Well, it's not all that unusual for me, I have to say--This is just one example.  I've been working on Christmas cards to submit for publication, but took a break to do a butterfly card for Flourishes TT HERE (a challenge I try to participate in each week).  I knew I wanted to use the images from Fanciful Flourishes (one of my top 2 favorite sets).  I paged through a stamping magazine to get some inspiration & decided to do some sort of strip near the bottom.  Today when I picked up my Delicata GoldenGlitz ink pad (oh my goodness--it's so gorgeous!) at my LSS I also found these wonderful flat back "tin pin" embellishments & was happily surprised to see that darcie heater designs is from a tiny town here in Oregon!  I did second generation stamping with Memento Rich Cocoa to approximate the color of the design on the pin.  VersaMagic Aloe Vera matched the scrap of green cardstock in my stash, so I used that to stamp the solid butterfly image.  The flourished image is the same second generation stamping.  The edges are sponged with Distress Ink old paper which is also lightly pounced around the butterflies.  The punch is MS, the panels are mounted with foam tape & pearls finished off the card.  Sorry for the funny angle of the picture--hard to keep shine off the pin.  This turned out to be a card I really like--hope you do, too.  Thanks for visiting my little spot in blogland.

8 comments:

  1. great elegant design! Hope you are doing well.

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  2. what a gorgeous card, greta!! that saying is just so sweet!!

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  3. Hello Greta
    Yes I like it too.... The colours are soft and warm, your butterflies beautifully stamped, and connect so well with your centre panel, and that Pin is just gorgeous.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  4. Wow Greta. This is a very pretty card. The colours are delightful, the butterflies are stunning. The green and brown look great together.

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  5. Hi Greta, this is a wonderful soft card and I totally relate to getting side tracked on projects or not knowing where to start :) The idea of putting the sentiment under the button?, it looks great! Regards Meighan

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  6. I LOVE butterflies and this card shows them off beautifully!! gorgeous!

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  7. Greta this elegant design is spectacular! Love all the pearls on the butterflies!

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  8. Very stunning and elegant, Greta. Thanks for sharing at FTTC.

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