Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tuesday Trigger.... beautiful butterflies

I don't usually enter Moxie Fab World's challenge.. ( daunted by so many more talented crafters there!) but this weeks trigger was a beautiful watercoloured butterfly dress.  And it did inspire me!

Tuesday Tigger.

I pulled out an older Stamp-It butterfly stamp and inked it up with Brilliance Twilight pigment ink ~ this is a beautiful shimmery ink in pink/purple/blue.  I trimmed it with a Spellbinders die and then distressed while the die was still in place.   I stamped the biggest butterfly again and fussy cut it and added for dimension.  Added some pink pearls and matted it onto some wine coloured card that had been embossed with a butterfly folder ( not that you got to see this in the end) The BG paper is from Hot of the Press.   I added a doily behind the butterfly panel and added a little purple double bow.  As it seem quite busy, I decided to go with the sentiment inside ...

Inside of card

stamped the butterflies again inside with with the Mother's Day sentiment - also from Stamp-It.  One of the ones I got when I went to their store in Perth.  It's an older one that was on sale down from $17.95 to $6.00.   With Mother's Day here in NZ on 13 May, it will be handy.  I'm making some cards to sell at work.

I've started to tidy up ( a continually exercise in my craft space!) and came across a pile of stamped and punched butterflies in a orangey colour so can see another card in my mind... now to get finished tidying so I can get it made.

Hope you have a great weekend



Barb said...

That's the best part of cleaning up your craft space - finding something fun to use on a card! :)

Love your beautiful interpretation of the inspiration photo, Dawn! Such a pretty card!

paula said...

Dawn what a gorgeous card. Well done on being inspired to make it (still struggling with my mojo here). Loved what you came up with. Good luck with the challenge - you are as every bit great as anyone else xoxoxoxo

Sanne said...

This is a very beautiful design Dawn - love cards with butterflies!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful and perfect take on the inspiration!

joy said...

I love the soft colors of your card, Dawn! Brilliance inks are one of my top favorites. The inside of your card is just as pretty as the outside.

Betty said...

absolutely lovely - this could be your winner card!!

Greta said...

LOVELY card, Dawn! I like the addition of the doily.

cardcreationsnz said...

Beautiful card Dawn. I love the butterflies and the colours of your card.

Julie said...

Gorgeous card - such beautiful butterflies! Hugs Juliexx

MaxineD said...

Dawn this is absolutely beautiful - I don't see any need for you to be intimidated!!

Sandy said...

So very, very pretty!!!

Sue said...

Hello Dawn
Just returned from a few days at Paihia, had a great time.
I do remember this stamp, and although you state it's an old one, it is lovely, and you have stamped it up beautifully in the soft colours. Mounting another on top creates a wonderful dimension.
Your inking around your edges, has a shadowing effect, and adds to the movement in the card. I do like the addition of the doily behind as well.
Thank you for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner, we are so pleased to see your work.

Terstamper said...

Such a pretty elegant card.

Ter ;) (Canada)