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!

15 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. 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

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

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  6. 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.

    Hugs
    Monica

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

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

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  9. 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

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

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

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  12. Lovely.

    Thanks for sharing at LTC this week.

    Susan x

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

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

    Betty

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