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:

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

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  2. 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!!! ;)

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

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  4. 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 ;)

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

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful card

    smallcity

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

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. Gorgeous!! I love EVERYTHING about this card!!

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  11. this card is Gorgeous, very stunning!

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  12. Another beauty, Julee! Wowza!!

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

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

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  15. OMG this card is stunning really love it

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  16. 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!

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