Saturday, January 29, 2011

Vintage Springtime Butterfly

Happy Saturday!

Thank you for all of your comments the other day concerning Etsy.  I may list a few cards and see how it goes, then list more. :)  I'll let you know!

I created a card last night using Stamping 411's sketch this week.  I absolutely loved this sketch, and it's been feeling so wonderful getting back into the challenges!  I also linked this to the "anything goes" challenge over at The Paper Players!


Of course, I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Elements of Style, and paired it with one of my new favorite materials - the Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric... I think it works beautifully with it!  I colored in the stamped image using a Blender Pen and the Rose Red and Always Artichoke markers.  The fabric (which I ruffled) stays put wonderfully with the use of Sticky Strip.

Did you notice the way the large Not Quite Navy piece is embossed?  It's actually embossed twice - once with the Square Lattice, then with the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions folder.  It creates such a cool texture!

I stamped the butterfly from the Dreams du Jour stamp set onto a separate piece in Not Quite Navy, as well as in Baja Breeze on a piece of vellum cardstock.  I then cut those out, and adhered them together and to the card to create a dimensional butterfly.  To give you a better view, here's a close-up photo:


This card made me very happy. :D  Especially because it reminds me that spring is not too far away!  While I do enjoy winter, I think I'm just yearning for sunshine and a little warmer weather.

Well, hope you have a great day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Vintage Springtime Butterfly card supplies:
Stamps:  Elements of Style, Dreams du Jour
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Rose Red, and Always Artichoke Classic ink
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, and vellum cardstock, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools:  Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder, Big Shot, Stampin' Sponges, Blender Pen

32 comments:

  1. That card is gorgeous, Melissa! More and more I'm liking the pinks with the blues. And that butterfly is very well done, as well! There are just so many great and well blended elements on this card!

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  2. Oh so pretty! I love the double embossing idea but that butterfly is just gorgeous. Another stunning success!

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  3. This is GORGEOUS!!! I can totally see this on the cover of Stampington or Cards magazine.

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  4. Holy Smokes! This is breathtaking! Thanks so much for playing along and for sharing your talents.

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  5. Stunning just stunning! I love this cards and the colors are amazing together. I'm like Susan and loving this combo more and more!

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  6. You know how much I love this rich, layered, vintagey look!

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  7. OMG!!! Look at all the different textures and elements on this! WOWZER!!!

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  8. Stunning and gorgeous! I love how you used the fabric.

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  9. Absolutely stunning! Love the ruffled fabric!

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  10. Oh my word this is stunning!!!

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  11. Beautiful card! The colors are just gorgeous.

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  12. Wow, this is drop dead gorgeous, and that sweet little butterfly looks like it could fly off of this beautiful card!!

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  13. What a beautiful butterfly creation. Everything about this card is so skillfully put together. I admire your talent.

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  14. I really love the colors, it's so beautiful Melissa, great job with all the details

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  15. What rich colors for a truly beautiful card!
    I'm offering blog candy at my blog if you get a chance to stop in.

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  16. Melissa-

    This is an absolutely stunning card, I love it!

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  17. The double embossing is so striking! What a gorgeous card!

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  18. Melissa, this card makes me happy too! I love the Elements of Style with the new DSP. Your butterfly overlaid with vellum is perfect. Love the bow. Love everything about it!
    So glad you joined the Paper Players for our Anything Goes this week
    Jaydee

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  19. I love your card! And all of its elements!

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  20. So very pretty. Love the double layer butterfly. Thanks for playing with Paper Players.

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  21. Absolutely beautiful! I love every detail!

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  22. This is just beautiful!! Love everything about it!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!

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  23. Love the colour combo and butterfly!!

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  24. This is BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors!

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  25. I love that card. I definitely think you should try and sell on Etsy. You're stuff is amazing.

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  26. They totally beat me to it! I agree! I can see this card on the cover of Stampington.

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  27. Melissa, your card is absolutely stunning! The shading on the flowers is beautiful and that layered butterfly is absolute perfection. Every single element you used works perfectly together! WOW!! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week! :)

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  28. Melissa -- your card is breathtaking -- a real work of art. Fabulous job on this week's sketch. Thanks so much for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

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  29. Now I remember why I used to enjoy SU! and card making so very much - what a beautiful piece!

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  30. WOW--this is sooo pretty! I can see why the moderators chose it--it's the pick of the crop!
    TFS it with us! Nola

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