Sunday 4 August 2013

Blooms and butterflies do sparkle

Here is another from the series of inspirational cards I made while up at the lake in July. Remember, I had a minimum of supplies, so made up a dozen cards sans stamped images!

I thought this snippet of patterned design paper had enough strength to carry off the butterfly and die. After adding the corner die, I fet it looked a little bare in the top left so I made a flag strip and added a sentiment. I had to search for a word that was appropriate...after making so many cards, that page of pre-printed words was getting low on inspirational words...I added some bling to the flag to help balance the card and then found Sparkle!
Seemed appropriate....

I only brought a bunch of snippets of Kraft cardstock and barely had any left. After painting it and then rubbing off some paint, this flag piece got extra shabby...I hand cut another sliver and tucked it behind to make it match the other elements...much better now. Wish that die came with the option of cutting a shadowed, backing piece as my hand cutting is not always the best.

Here is a close up

This yet another card that will need antennae added once I return home...can not remember to pack everything it seems...I left my fine copic marker back at home...once added I will pop a diamond at the end of each and it will be done

Card Base and Envelope - from my stashl Michaels Recollections brand square textured card
DP - unknown scrap from my snippets box
Card Stock - kraft snippets
Bling - frommy stash
Cream paint - from my stash
Die - flag banner is  Impression Obsession; corner die is  Spellbinders Fantastic Florals Two and Oval          die is Spellbinders floral ovals
Chipboard - from my stash; Michaels dollar bins

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Pixies Crafty Workshop -  must use snippets


Di said...

Oooh Maureen, I do so love this card. Lots of lovely elements and the shabby chic look is beautiful. Am amazed you manage to do so much with your card making up at the lake.

Only two more sleeps! Wahoo :)

Hugs, Di xx

Shelby said...

This card is so elegant and so so pretty. Love it


debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, beautiful card.

Redanne said...

It is a stunning card, I love how you use paint to distress - it is so effective. Hugs, Anne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Mo, This is absolutely gorgeous, I like everything about it!!
Kevin xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Stunning card Maureen, the papers look beautiful and love how you have made a focal image of the pretty butterfly! Susan x

Mrs A. said...

You may only have a few crafting bit s and bobs with you but what you made here is gorgeous . The backing paper is lovely. Hugs Mrs a.

Carol said...

Just catching up after my holidays! This is a beautiful card Maureen, great use of your snippets.
Thank you so much for the gorgeous birthday card you sent me. I hope you enjoy your vacation over here. Carol x

Sandy said...

So very pretty!

Hettie said...

Oh Mo this is bootiful Dahling! Love that flutterby and all the elements.
two more sleeps!

MaryH said...

You are certainly becoming quite an expert at this vintage look. This card is just lovely, and I adore that DP. All your dies & trims were so pretty with this paper, and I'm loving this vintage roll you've been on. Keep 'em coming! TFS & Hugs.

Karen Petitt said...

Mo - thank you so much! A really stunning card, it's so beautiful I love it! And thank you so much for the die cuts too - some more dies to add to my wish list!
Have a fab holiday Karen xx

Kimbo said...

Lovely vintage feel to this - beautiful x

Pia S said...

I think you've worked wonders with limited materials. Hey, I would even be impressed if you'd made these in your normal crafting surroundings! You do this style SO well!

Sarn said...

WOW - this is certainly a stunner Mo. I love EVERYTHING about it.

Sarn xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card just chock full of the 'wow' factor! Do so love your butterfly!

MagsB said...

This is a fabulous shabby chic card! The white butterfly looks so good already, with antennae and gems added it, too, will sparkle!

love Mags B x

Bonnie said...

This is amazing! You sure took some good stuff with you! Love the butterfly and the corner is gorgeous!

Peanut said...

WOW! This is stunning, my friend! Love the corner treatment.
hugs, Asha
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