Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thinking of You

Hello, out there!  I have a new card for you today for the theme of "Thinking of You" at the Card A Day Blog .  This card has some layering, but I wanted to keep it nice and flat for mailing.  So, there's no foam tape and no fancy shaping on the flowers.  All of which makes it nice and simple.  Also, I used ALL leftovers - again.

I started out with a butterfly stamp.  I had two from which to choose, so I stamped and colored both of them before deciding which one to use.  My choice of colors on the butterfly determined what my card base and all the other elements would be.

I stamped the butterfly with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' on an old scrap of some kind of art paper.  My daughter had a painting, done by the mom of a friend, that had a huge border which I cut 'for future use.'  After testing the paper, I determined that it wouldn't work too well for watercoloring (which is what I thought I was going to do), so I used some Memento and Tombow markers to make my butterfly bright and cheery.

I knew I wanted to use flowers with my butterfly, so once my coloring was done, I went into my stash of flowers and chose some that I had punched quite some time ago for another project which just happened to be in the right colors.  (I just love when that happens - don't you?)  I also wanted something to layer behind my focal piece, and I found a punched border that was just right.  I used Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' Distress Ink to give the piece a similar aged look.

I layered the flowers, and added glitter glue for their centers.  I also used the Stickles 'Cotton Candy' to add a little sparkle to parts of the butterfly.  Unfortunately, the sparkle isn't showing up much in the photos, but it is a nice touch.

I chose - well, actually my daughter chose the sentiment from a selection I showed her.  I used a piece of Stampin' Up 'Very Vanilla' to line the inside of the card, and stamped the greeting with the same Memento ink.

I thought it would be a nice touch to bring some color inside with a couple of the tiny flowers.

And that's it!  I hope you've enjoyed your visit today.  I also hope you're enjoying a truly wonderful day.  Come back SOON!!

Other details:
     Stamps: 'Dot Butterfly' from Sweet Stamps and sentiment from Pink by Design
     Also used studio G glitter glue in yellow.
     Various flower punches.  You can use whatever fits the size for your project.
     Card base:  PapertreyInk (I think)

'Til next time...
BIG Hugs!!!


  1. Super cute card Christine :) I love when the pieces you have floating around can work on projects and the flowers are perfect :)

  2. Nice Use Of Scraps! Cute Card.


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