Spring = Flowers and Butterflies
This card features the DSP called Tea for Two. I layered 2 pieces from the same sheet of paper using one side as the mat and the other side as the background for the heart cut from Very Vanilla using the Hearts a Flutter framelit which is the focal point. One of the Antique Brads, Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta ribbon and sentiment from Occasional Quotes finish off the design. Papers were distressed using the new distressing tool and Soft Suede ink. Base card is Certainly Celery.
Tea For Two Birthday
Calypso Coral and Pool Party Combo
Starting with a base card of Pool Party card stock, I layered first with Calypso Coral and then with paper from the Sycamore Street DSP collection. The flower is constructed from Pop up Posies using a button from the Sycamore Street Button and Ribbon set and a large rhinestone. Then a strip of the fabric from the Tea for Two group. I could not find my box of Vintage Trinkets so used a safety pin from my sewing box colored with a Sharpie marker to pin the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped on a piece of Pool Party punched with the 7/8" Scallop Circle punch.
Creating this card I looked up the coloring for real butterflies to color mine. My base card is Crumb Cake and I used the First Edition Specialty DSP for the layered piece. I used the new distressing tool again and after stamping it with the Swallowtail in Soft Suede and edging it to "antique" it. I used the Papillon Potpourri set, stamping with Versa Mark and Black embossing powder. My Watercolor Pencils came out of the drawer and were used to color each butterfly as realistically as I could to mimic a Blue Admiral, Zebra Monarch and another exotic swallowtail. I then used the Bitty Butterfly Punch and the Elegant Butterfly Punch. I used the linen thread and the ticket punch stamped with a sentiment from Bloomin' Marvelous.
Butterflies...Real or Not??
Christine, gorgeous projects! I honestly can't pick a favorite since I think they are all wonderful.ReplyDelete
Love the Tea for Two card. You're making me want product that I do not have!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects, Christine. Love the butterfly card.ReplyDelete
Gorgimous! (I just made that up - it's even better than beautimous) Guess I need the Distressing Tool - I love how you used it on cards with 3 different styles and they all turned out great!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much ladies. They were fun and easy to do.ReplyDelete
Confession time... I repinned the butterfly card on pinterest not realizing it was yours until I came here:)ReplyDelete
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Love all three cards! Especially the butterfly one, your coloring is outstanding. Your card looks like my butterfly bushes in August.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Christine - as always. I love the fabric on the second card, and, of course, since Tea for Two and First Edition are two of my faves, I fell in love with those cards right away. I love the way you stamped on the First Edition and mimicked the paper with the stamps. (Let's hear it for watercolor pencils!)ReplyDelete
Christine, your butterflies have me in awe! Of course all your cards are fabulous, but oh, those butterflies - wow!ReplyDelete