Fabulous Saffron

Happy Thursday! Between not feeling well and trying to get some tax work done (ugh!), I haven't had much creative time this week. This morning I decided to take a pit stop by my studio on the way to my computer and see what I could come up with in 20 minutes or less. This card is the end result.

Pretty simple, really. The gorgeous paper is a scrap from one of my favorite BasicGrey collections - Scarlet Letter. It's matted in black with a Martha Stewart doily lace punch edge. I stamped the butterfly from Floral Whimsy 3 times in A Muse black, then colored with Copic markers, trimmed and matted with black. For the so saffron layer, I just glued down my patterned paper and then stamped the sentiment from Uplifting Phrases directly above the patterned paper piece. A little black taffeta bow and some crystal effects on the butterfly wings and I was done!

I'm kinda digging the layout that just fell together - maybe you'll see this one again sometime. ;)

29 comments

  1. I have *got* to add some 20 minutes or less cards to my stash. I seem to be spending 1-2 hours on them lately. I guess that's partly coloring time, though.

    Pretty, pretty card!!

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  2. Very pretty..and simple..btw I to live in Idaho but North of Boise in snowville..Ice Carnival just got done..guess where I live? LOL..I had no idea you lived in Idaho Wow so glad to know that. But again I'm so new to this blog stuff. Hope to meet you someday..

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  3. Very pretty - 20 mins...I wish I was that efficient!!!

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  4. This is card is really, really nice, Julee!!

    I haven't been feeling very well myself, so I can totally understand! Sickness kind of cuts down on yoru creativity. I do hope that you get totally better real soon!!

    Hugs!
    Hannah

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  5. what a gorgeous card Julee.

    hugs Riet.xx

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  6. So beautiful!! Love the butterflies!! :) TFS!

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  7. Ooh, love this color combo! Very pretty card!

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  8. Don't you just love it when cards make themselves???! That's a great idea though...make a card in 20 minutes or less because I usually take waaay too long and with a little time "crunch" I'm sure I'd get better and more done in less time!! Thanks for the ideas! Hope you're feeling better!!

    Hugs

    ~Spike

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  9. My goodness! Even your "quickies" are gorgeous and with a cold too! I'm so jealous! No I'm not. I think you are truly blessed with a wonderful talent and you're so generous to share it with us.

    Feel better soon!

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  10. Ooohh I just love this one, Julee! Love it! Hope you're feeling better! :)

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  11. Oh this is sooo nice...and it looks easy! I'm totally pirating this one! Hope you get back to feeling your self soon.

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  12. What a beautiful 20 minute card! I can't come up with anything in 20 minutes : ) Feel better soon!

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  13. Gorgeous, Julee and that layout is fabulous!

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  14. I think is really pretty! Love the shiny butterflies!

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  15. OMG, those shiny butterflies are a must try!! Thanks :)

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  16. I'm glad that you are doing a little better Julee! Your card is darling! Take care and stay AWAY from those taxes or your will never recover!!!! LOL!!!

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  17. Cherylquilts at SCSFebruary 13, 2009 at 2:00 AM

    This is very pretty, Julee! Love the simplicity, and I just wish I could turn out something this wonderful in 20 minutes! Amazing...as usual! Feel better soon!

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  18. Lovely card Julee! Saffron is a fave of mine and I love how you left so much of it to see! Great butterflies too!!

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  19. very pretty and I do love the layout too. I hope to see it again (wink) LOL

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  20. Really an EYE-catcher..
    Beautiful Card!!
    Colors are Fabulous..
    Great Butterflies.
    love the MS punch :)

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  21. Love the colours and the crystal effects on the wings is gorgeous.

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  22. This is lovely. I do like the layout. I have to get that dolly punch. I love what you have done with the butterflies. I will case this card. Thank you

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  23. Super sweet and the warm colors just pop... Stunning paper beauty!! Smiles... :)

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  24. It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  25. ooh! ooh! ooh! and wow! i just love it. I always was a sucker for yellow and red.

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