Monday, July 22, 2013

Butterfly... Just Because

This is a card I made for my parents - I like to send them a card every week or so "just because."   I upcycled this little butterfly tag by fussy-cutting the butterfly from one tag and layering it onto another, with the wings folded up to give dimension.  I affixed the tag to embossed blue cardstock, mounted on slightly darker blue cardstock, mounted on a white card base.  I stamped the sentiment in blue on a white scrap, trimmed, and mounted on a trimmed blue scrap.  Lastly I added two butterflies punched from an orange scrap and accented all three butterflies with blue gems.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Sentiment (Sunshine Design)
  • Ink:  StazOn Azure
  • Cardstock:  Recollections, Walmart
  • White card base:  Staples
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Victoria
  • Butterfly tag:  Michaels
  • Butterfly punch, gems:  Dollarama

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cards and Scrap Challenge Blog #176 Everything Must UE
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Crafty Ribbons Clean and Simple Plus Ribbon 5E #3
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Ribbon and Bling UE
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes UE
Fashionista Challenge #18 Wings 3E #1
Hiding in My Craft Room #107 Free Style 3E #3
Let's Craft and Create #74 Anything Goes UE
Love to Create Challenge Blog #75 Hugs and Wishes 3E #2
MFP Friends of Speedy TV #82 No Designer Paper 5E #2
Pile It On #29 Thinking of You/Just Because UE
Platypus Creek #37 Things with Wings UE
The Ribbon Girl July Colour Challenge:  Blue and White UE
Sister Act Card Challenges #16 Anything Goes UE
Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments!  Have a great day!


Janine said...

Another lovely card. Thank you for adding this one to our collection.

Ginny Maxam said...

Beautiful card, I am sure your parents will love it!!Thanks for joining us at FOSTV no designer paper challenge
Ginny M

Unknown said...

Thank you for entering your lovely card in the crafty ribbons challenge

Unknown said...

Fabulous Kitty, I just love butterflies, not been many around this year, I have seen just 2, love the colours you have used here xxx

Mandy said...

Absolutely beautiful !

Rebecca Hoy said...

Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Ribbons with your very pretty card. Rebecca x

simply monica said...

Great job I love the butterfly looks like it is floating the way you have it designed. thanks for joining us a CI Paints be sure to come back for the next one.


Kimberly S said...

Gorgeous butterfly, and the embossed background is simply lovely! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

Melanie Rozwood said...

Cute card. I like the simplicity. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

Ribbon Girl said...

what a nice idea to send your parents a card each week - it's very nice - Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge, Mary x

Ravengirl said...

Love this beautiful card! "Just because" cards are some of my very favorites! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Unknown said...

Sweet card! Love the butterfly! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC Designer

mixamatoasties said...


Thanks for sharing at LTC this week.

Susan x

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks for sharing in the Hugs and Wishes Challenge at Love To Create this week. Good Luck
Trudy, DT

Unknown said...

What a lovely card it is ! Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionista Challenge this Week