Saturday, January 21, 2012

Just saying Hello

Hello~

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I sure didn't plan on being back so soon today, but I wanted to squeeze this card in for the Crafty Steals Sketch Challenge. It's only open for the weekend. I have always wanted to participate, but with the short window sometimes I can't join in, but today I am going to make it happen!

When I saw the sketch I had in mind my version of the card I wanted to create. My next thought was how to maximize using up some of my scraps.  I have a ton of patterned paper and I have a ton of scraps from it.  I sure made a lot of work for myself in this creation, but I love the end result.  I die cut that butter fly 18 times! Then I punched a smaller butterfly 6 times to layer on top! Using my 1 3/8 circle punch 6 times. I realized after all that I really didn't make much of a dent in my scrap pile. Ha!
I started with a textured Close To Cocoa card base size 5 x 5. I had this in my scrap pile from a card I started and never completed.  I stamped CL106 Fantastic Flourishes from Hero Arts in the corners using an ink from Martha Stewart and Momento.  My sentiment is from CL272 All Occasion Messages.
I added some gold ribbon from May Arts in three strips.
I attached each set of the butterflies together and then adhered them to my patterned paper circles and bent the wings upward.  For a finishing touch I added gems from Hero Arts. 

I stamped the Fantastic Flourishes on the inside of my card to dress it up a bit and match the front panel. 
I am going to join in these challenges: City Crafter: Pretty Inside and Out,  Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge, Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Die Cuts DYSU: Patterned Paper, and the sketch Challenge at Crafty Steals.
Hope you are enjoying the rest of your Saturday and thanks so much for stopping by!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, DP: Scraps
Ink: Momento: Potters Clay, and Martha Stewart : Unknown, Stampin' UP!: Close to Cocoa 
Other: Die: PTI, Ribbon: May Arts, Punches: Stampin' UP! & EK Success

20 comments:

Di said...

Wow Tammy - talk about a net full of beautiful butterflies here! Fantastic make and a great way to use up your snippets :) Di xx

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

The layered butterflies are exquisite! I just love how each of them seem to flutter! Beautiful flourish stamps and great sentiment!

Ros said...

Simply beautiful ... inside and out ... many thanks for playing at CCCB

Emily Keaton said...

How cool is that? What a super design and great colors! Very pretty, Tammy. :)

onecraftymama said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tammy! Fiddly and lots of work, but the final creation is stunning! Love the teensy butterflies & gems layered at the very top, and the colours you've chosen work so well together!

Brandi said...

Tammy,
This card is so fabulous with the butterflies. I love how you made them three dimensional. The color scheme is great too!
Brandi

Linda R. said...

Such a pretty card. I just love all those butterflies.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

MagsB said...

Wow, wow, wow! Those butterflies are gorgeous!!

love Mags B x

Annette said...

wow what a great take on the sketch...I am loving these butterflies...so PRETTY..

WencheP said...

This is wonderful! The butterflies are so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Jan Garber said...

Great take on that sketch! Thanks for sharing it at DYSU!

Marlena M. said...

Wow, those butterflies look like turquoise or shell. What an amazing creation!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous! Love the 3D butterflies! ;o)

cnelson said...

Stunning! !! Love those butterflies! !! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeeous ! I love the layered butterflies and the beautifully decorated inside! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Bernie said...

The layered butterflies are exquisite! I just love how they seem to flutter! Beautiful flourish stamps!
Blessings Bernie

Naomi said...

This is SO beautiful! GORGEOUS die-cut butterflies and a lovely sketch! Thanks so much for joining us, last week, at DYSU!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I know this is an older post, but saw it under today's post. Just had to come get a better look at these beautiful butterflies!