Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Just Flutterin' By

Hi Everyone,

Well, we are 7 days into July, already. This month is flying by so fast and so is this year. Pretty soon we will be looking at Christmas cards and such. I already have a class scheduled this month for Christmas cards. I will be sharing those cards with you after the class is held.

Over at Craft-Dee BowZ, the theme this month for the designers  is "Out of Shape - No Square or Rectangle Card". Boy that really opens the gates up pretty wide. Well I took the easy way out I guess. I made a circular easel card.

A few things you will see on this card are items I  have had in my stash for a while but have never used, Time to get them out and use them.When I decided on a butterfly then a few things just came together.

Let me share with you this card:

Here is the card closed

And here is the card, opened

Here is a closer view of the inside sentiment.

A close-up of the bow.
I just made a double loop bow for this card..
I used two stamp sets from My Sentiments Exactly. I used the lines and swirls to make my background, it was perfect for the background. I also used another My Sentiments Exactly set for my sentiment and that smaller typed butterfly shape. 

I have to address that large butterfly. That was made using a Tim Holtz die, Fanciful Flight. I also used some papers that I made a while back, using my Gelli Plate. After looking at the black cutouts of the butterfly wings, I thought of my Gelli Plate papers. Thought they might be the perfect paper to use as the background for the wings. Let me show you,

This is just a pull from left overs from other Gelli Plate designs. 
This will make a great background for a card.

OK let me show you this paper with a wing sitting on it 

If you move the wing around you will get a slightly different effect for the wing background. 
So that's how the butterfly came to be.

OK all you Gelli Plate lovers  start using those sheets you are hoarding.

Stop in next Tuesday at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog for a post by Vicki.
 I wonder what she has in store for us???

Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly - Graphic Backgrounds, Garden Faire Sentiments
Paper/Card Stock
Creamy Yellow CS, White Paper 
Ink: Black Dye Ink
Dies Used: Sizzix Tim Holtz Fanciful Flight
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Amusing - Anything Goes (all month) (#13)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -  #13 Anything Goes (W1 of 2) (#25)
  • Robyn`s Fetish - W - #271 Anything Goes (#30)
  • Stamping Sensations - July - Feature A Creature  (#21)
  • Crafty Friends Challenge  - Anything Goes (#75)
  • Scrappers Delights   Always Anything Goes (#37)
  • Artbymiran Challenge No.35 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#98)
  • Crafty Catz - #286 - Anything Goes (#181)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 8 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes (#89)

  • Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.


    brenda said...

    This is an absolute stunner Barbara, I always rather like a circle easel, something very pleasing about them and the butterfly is a delight.

    Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

    Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

    Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

    Shona Erlenborn said...

    Totally gorgeous Barbara. Love your Gelli background, it really does make for lovely wings. Of course, your bow is superb!

    Michelle said...

    Wow!! What an amazing card this is. I love how you made all your embellishments. They are very beautiful. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

    Lynne K said...

    Stunning butterflies and a gorgeous bow! Love the circular easel design too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping Sensations.


    Blankina said...

    Such a pretty butterflies card , So glad you are joining our anything goes challenge at Crafty Friends, good luck, hugs Blankina

    Blankina said...

    Such a pretty butterflies card , So glad you are joining our anything goes challenge at Crafty Friends, good luck, hugs Blankina

    Kelly Deal said...

    Beautiful card Barbara! I love the butterflies! I was just thinking about Christmas cards yesterday......I'll be spending 3 days at Scrapbook Expo next month and I'm on the fence about making cards or starting Project Life.

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    Beautiful card and I love all the forms of butterflies on it.

    mags said...

    A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends.

    Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

    Wow! Gorgeous easel card Barbara! I love that big butterfly and your bow is so pretty. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you back again in two weeks for the next one. Good luck in the drawings. Hugs, Gloria DT


    chanya13 said...

    Fabulous card with lovely colors, butterflies and design. Love background. Thanks for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge, Agnieszka DT

    pinky said...

    Wow what an amazing card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.