Monday, March 8, 2010

Thinking of you butterflies

Happy Monday! Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

I was able to get some stamping time in yesterday and whipped up this little number for the CAS56 challenge, which was to make a square card.

The background paper is from the DCWV Mariposa 8x8" paper pad. My stamped butterfly is from Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Dreams set and was cut out using their new butterfly die, and then colored with Copic markers to match the ones on the background paper. The white edge of my butterfly was a little stark against the background, so I distressed the edges with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and added a few gold beads for its body.

The sentiment is from PTI's Through the Trees set and was heat embossed using Versamark ink and Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder. For the inside, I stamped a smaller butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams set and discovered that this size butterfly worked with one of my Spellbinder's Flying Beauties butterfly dies. I layered it over a leftover strips from the card front. I also stamped some butterflies on the front of my envelope, shown above with the card.

That's about it - thanks for looking!


Silke Ledlow said...

Good Morning my sweet friend :)!!! What a gorgeous butterfly card!!! Everything looks so beautiful together!!! Love this rich color with the gold touch!!!!

Have a wonderful week!!! Big hugs ~S~

Anonymous said...

Oh, so pretty! Love how you put this together. Looks like the stamp and paper were meant for each other.

SueP HaveAGr8Day

Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, wow, this is beautiful. I love the rich gold and vintage feel to the card. You have matched the butterflies coloring perfectly. Wonderful card, Robin, both inside and out.

Holly said...

Ohhhhh Robin! This is so elegant and gorgeous! LOVE the gold and that deep reddish purple color on the paper and the butterflies. You'll have to teach me how to stamp the butterflies so I can get my eggs stamped properly! LOL

Lynette said...

Such a beautiful card, Robin - I love those butterflies! Your other new cards are great, too!

Janine said...

Robin this is just beautiful!! Hope all is well with you!!

BusyBeeStamper said...

Your card is all that gold with those rich colors and the butterflies are just delightful. Knockdown beautiful card!

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful butterfly card. Very stunning. Pat