Monday, May 7, 2012

Butterfly Love

HAPPY MONDAY to Y'ALL FROM MISTY!

Yes, I am from Texas, and Y'all is a word!  LOL

I am here to give you a little bit of inspiration for Mother's Day in the form of a card.  I really don't make cards often, but when I do, I like for them to be unique.

For this one, I chose to use a butterfly stamp and ALL of the brighter colors of our Powder Puff Inks to make the various butterflies.  

I stamped a few directly onto the front of the card, and then I fussy cut out some others to create a 3d effect.   I also used crystal stickles to cover all of the wings of the fussy cut butterflies.  It looks fantastic in person!  The bouquet of butterflies will be perfect for a Mother's Day Card!

Designers Tip:  
For the 3d butterflies, I used the full strength of the inked stamp.  When I stamped directly onto the front of the card, I did blot scrap sheet of paper to get some of the ink off of the stamp a few times.  I wanted it to be more pale looking as opposed to the bright and vibrant ones that are popping off the card.  

Supplies used:
Stickles
Cardstock
Ribbon 
Puff paint

Thanks for stopping on over today to spend a moment with us at Quick Quotes!  Stop on back tomorrow for more inspiration and the winner from our weekend hop!


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7 comments:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Howdy from Central TX. I like all things Butterfly including your Butterfly card. Especially like the 3D Butterflies.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Dorina D said...

Loved the butterflies, Thanks for a great tip on doing 3-d, Great job

Anniebee said...

Hiya, Misty! I'm a Texas girl born and raised myself so I give you a hearty "Howdy, ya'll!" shout out. It seems that we Texas gals share more than a love of papercrafting... we love butterfies too! I rarely make a project, other than for the guys in my life, that doesn't have at least one on it! Your card is gorgeous! I can also visualize using embossing powders to give it one more element of dimension. Aren't those Powder Puff inks fabulous?

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

It's like the butterflies are just flying off that card! LOVE it.

Alwayscharlie said...

If we can say Yinz in Pittsburgh then Y'all is a perfectly proper word. LOL That is a eautiful card!

Liz said...

I was in the store yesterday I didn't see stamps its a cute butterfly stamp or are they just for the club members I love butterflies

CraftyGirl said...

Misty... this card is stunning!! I love the butterflies... looks like they are flying right off the card!

barb :)