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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Its a beautiful day....

dont let it get away. Shouldnt we see every day like this? I make a HUGE effort to be happy and joyous each day. Hey lifes to short to be grumpy and unhapppy. This card makes me happy, the colors, the elements and the butterfly. Who doesnt enjoy seeing a butterfly in action. Did you catch them when you were little? I did, catch and release of course. Butterflys are really incredible to watch and the colors WOW.

I created this card for my Humbled Artist Swap, oh how I enjoy this group. I have to confess that preparing to create a card for this swap stress's me a little. We have to create stunning over the top cards and every time I try to outdo myself. So since this takes me some time to design I better get started on Aprils card!

I stitched on the yellow polka dot paper, attached to my juniper base. I used my Coluzzle to cut out 2 circles 1 in chocolate polka dots (its the back side of the yellow polka dot paper) and the other in Vanilla Cream. I inked the edges of both circles, on the VC I stamped the butterfly and on a seperate piece of VC I stamped the butterfly again and this time cut it out and popped it off the paper. I intentionally bent the wings up as if the butterfly was taking flight. I stamped the sentiment on VC and layered it on a chocolate strip and lastly layered it on a piece of striped B/T. Final touches were using the hinge and the grogain juniper ribbon.

Embrace Life stamp set by CTMH
Veranda designer papers by CTMH
ribbon by CTMH
Hardware by CTMH


Sharli said...

Oh my goodness this is an over-the-top beautiful card! You certainly did create something wonderful! Wowie.

I'm going to save this idea - I would love to try it . . . I bet it looks just delicious in real life -


Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Mamasooz said...

Very pretty card! Elegant too!

Risa said...

What a beautiful card! I love your layout, your design paper is gorgeous and the butterfly is perfect!

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card! I like those colors and the 3D butterfly!
Wendy K.