5.16.2009

Flutter By...

So, I had this card base that has been staring at me since I had done THIS birdcage card. Yeah, I know... it's been a while. And since I needed to clear off more of my table top so I can work on my seminar trades (come on, June 26th!!), I went with this.

Let me start by saying that I REALLY like how this card turned out. Does this look a little Vintage-Mod to you? I don't know if it is the colors or what, but that's what I'm feelin'. What's funny is that I started out wanting to create a monochromatic card...

Stamps: Butterfly Bits, Fantasy Flourishes (retiring!!)

Paper: Hemingway & Ivory UltraSmooth cardstocks



Other: Transcendence EP, foam tape, Fiskars border punch, manicurist nail pads

I heat-embossed the clear EP patterned wings over the ivory cs before stamping the solid Ballet Blue wings. Just make sure to wipe the excess off pretty quickly or the ink will color the EP! I edged everything with the Burnt Umber, which is my go-to brown ink for everything!

I bent the wings slightly so that they lift off the base, and clustered the flowers about the knotted ribbon. I tried a bow first, but it was too much competition for the butterfly, so I went with the knot.



What do you think?

17 comments:

Chaffin Channel said...

Me LIKEY!!!

Carol said...

Like it a lot!!!! This is definitely going in my 'must' case pile.

Kim said...

Beautiful. Love the buttons and scrapper's floss!!

Chris said...

Barb - this is FANTASTIC!! I really love it! Super colors, and layout.

Jennifer Carter said...

That is gorgeous Barb!! I love it!!

LadybugSue said...

I really love this card and the colors. I really,really love checking your blog everyday to see what else you've created. Love your work so much!!!

Kim said...

Beautiful Barb! This one of my favorite color combinations!!!
Thanks again for the info on the Manicure pads I'm lovin the soft look you get with these... I played around with them again today.

Stacy said...

Love this! I love the color combos and designs you come up with. I wish I could peek inside your brain... thanks for giving us a little glimpse! :)

Chelsea said...

gorgeous card ... love all of the details!!!

Anna said...

Barb! Love this! Such pretty color combo, and the flowers and the buttons are perfect!

Bridgett said...

Beautiful job! I love, love, love this card. The butterfly is so sweet and the colors are amazing...definitely a fave!
Hugs,
Bridgett

kolling143 said...

Barb, this is a BEAUTIFUL card!! Love these colors together.

Seleise said...

fabulous! I adore what you did with the butterfly! There are so many great things to do with embossing powder and you actually do them! LOL!

Michelle said...

I just love the color of this card - it's absolutely beautiful!

Becky said...

Another beauty, and I love the colors of this one and those buttons.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how it's a simple card base design but you jazzed it up with the butterfly and flowers. It does have a vintage feel to it.

Trudy Osborn said...

It has been WAAAY tooo long since I have visited your blog. (As u can prb tell from all my comments) I keep going farther back and thinking that the next one can't be as great as the last one, but you prove me wrong EVERY time....YOU are incredible...oh, and you NEED to be a kept woman, so you could do this all the time!!! LOL