Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pink & Hope

This is one of those cards where I started creating not knowing how it would end up.  I wanted to use the butterfly from Flourishes "Butterflies and Blossoms" for my Timeless Tuesday entry. Then I saw Darnell's beautiful pink & green card for the Muse challenge with her post concerning Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Darnell's Muse Card
I took her color scheme & the message of hope for my card. The butterfly is black embossed twice, colored with COPICS, fussy cut & attached just in the center so the wings can move. First time using twine for antennas--so much easier than cutting them out!  I used 3 shades of pink cardstock die cut with Spellbinders squares & Fleur-de-Lis square. The sentiment is from Flourishes "Pears." I finished with pearls colored with the green COPIC & some Stickles on the butterfly.   
Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog & don't forget to schedule your mammogram!


21 comments:

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh Greta, I love it! I was inspired to create too after reading Darnell's post - didn't it just make you feel loved?
LOVE the shape of your card - that edge detail is stunning - and I love what you did with that butterfly. Amazing!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful and feminine, lovely detailed border. I love the sentiment, beautiful words and your butterfly...wow, love the twine antenae!

Rosemary said...

oh greta!! your card is absolutely stunning!! love the clean and simple design and that gorgeous butterfly!!

Cat Craig said...

Love that die, those edges are wonderful. Fantastic card.

mypapercraftworld said...

What an amazing butterfly, Greta ... so much gorgeous detail ... it's perfect against the beautifully simple background! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you so much for playing in MUSE and doing such a brilliant CASE of my card, Great!! Your card looks like it belongs on the living room end table ~ that frame is so beautiful and is such a perfect spot for your gorgeous butterfly!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa said...

Such an elegant card Greta, I like the layered butterfly!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Fantastic shaped card with the perfect amount of sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Muse, Greta!

Robin K. said...

You make the most elegant cards Greta! I love this and the sentiment behind it!

Helen F. said...

Greta, your card is stunning! I love the beautiful border frame and pretty butterfly fluttering over the sentiment!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a beautiful and delicate card, Greta!

Kanan Pandya said...

Love the pink on your card, Greta. Lovely glittery butterfly and very sweet sentiment. :-)

Kailash said...

So elegant and that butterfly is gorgeous Greta, love that intricate frame!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a stunning card Greta! This is simply amazing and a winner in my book. Your sweet butterfly just gives it an amazing finishing touch!

Shirley said...

How lovely and I really love that butterfly too! I need to try this!!

cm said...

Elegant, gentle, beautiful - such a strikingly lovely card! Your glittery butterfly pairs perfectly with the font on the inspiring, three powerful words sentiment. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for allll your comments on alll my posts yesterday! Looks like we had the same agenda: crafting to our heart's content! As for posting a photo of me...oh my! Maybe one from a couple years ago, when my hair was less gray, and not so frizzled :-) Hugs to you, dear friend!
c

Angel said...

Beautiful! Love that butterfly! Thanks for playing with us at Flourishes!

Trinh said...

I love the gradient pinks and that gorgeous butterfly!

Barb said...

You do shaped diecut cards so well! I adore the elegance and femininity of this design. the color is fabulous!

Karen M said...

I love your gorgeous shaped card Greta - it looks so elegant and your butterfly is the perfect touch - hugs xx

maria f. said...

This is so very pretty and calming. That shaped card is gorgeous, the pink tone so soft and then there's that shimmering flutterby to enjoy!