Saturday, May 31, 2008

Butterfly Wishes

Happy Saturday peeps! Today's card is a birthday card that is somewhere in the Canada postal system as we speak. Today is the person's birthday, but who knows when that envelope will arrive?

I really loved this card I made a while back for SC164, so I set out to try the sketch again. A week or so ago I found a Making Memories pack at Target that was a collection of black, white and dark gray designer paper. I just love using black & white with a little color, so I picked it up and knew it would be perfect for thsi card. I stamped the polka dot butterfly from Fluttering By on a strip of white cardstock in Versafine Onyx Black. Next I stamped it again on Vellum Cardstock and embossed with black detail embossing powder. I then colored the back side of the vellum with a Copic marker, heat set, trimmed just the body and popped up over the original stamped butterfly. Next I took the small polka dot butterfly from Petals & Stems and stamped it twice above the large butterfly in Soft Sky. I added a little Soft Sky sponging for softness and then matted on Basic Gray cardstock. For the background I used two different stamps from Filigree Fantasy to create a pattern of Soft Sky on Soft Sky. I finished off with a sentiment from Wonderful Wishes in the corner, then added two pearls and some ribbon to the designer paper panels. Then I sprayed the entire card with a clear glitter spray I get at Wal-mart to add a little sparkle coating.

Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!

19 comments:

Donna said...

Where do you get the pearls? They are the perfect touch!

Shannan Teubner said...

Just gorgeous!!!!

Marie said...

Oh, this is so pretty!!! I can't wait for my stamps to get here - just don't tell the hubby I broke down and got them!!! ;)

Amber said...

It's beautimous Jules! I love that layout, mebbe have to case it:D Have a fantastic day!

Dawn Easton said...

Julee these colours are so pretty together. I can't wait til these stamps are back in stock...I'll be needing a few sets ;)

Jamie Martin said...

Very pretty :)

Miss Boo said...

Gorgeous card! I remember this layout... I had a hard time with it. You make it look so easy.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful card

smallcity

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the lay-out... the butterfly is very pretty.. TFS!

NormaJ said...

I love butterflies. And using B$W
with colour is one of my fvourite
designs. This is a beautiful card
and I agree the pearls look perfect.

dasimonds said...

Beautiful Card!
Great color combo..
Love the butterfly..and
the pearls are a nice addition.
Pretty Layout.

Christi said...

Gorgeous!! I love EVERYTHING about this card!!

Shari said...

this card is Gorgeous, very stunning!

Amy Sheffer said...

Another beauty, Julee! Wowza!!

Kim said...

Julee, you truly are an awesome stamper! Absolutely gorgeous card!

Allison said...

This is just beautiful...love the drama of the black butterfly against the soft sky!

Nancy Riley said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Julee!!!!

Tracy said...

OMG this card is stunning really love it

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

It made it! Thank you so much! It is so sparkly IRL! Love the colours and the pearls! More beautiful to have than to simply see it! I love it!