Thursday, March 1, 2012

Butterfly Birthday


Hello there!  Ready for another Pals Paper Arts Challenge? Get your creativity on with this fun color combination - Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, and a color of your choice!  We'll be ready to play on Thursday, March 1st, you'll have one week to link up your creation.  Hope you'll play along with us, you may use any brand of supplies, we can't wait to see what you come up with.


For my third color, I picked melon mambo.  I love pink and green together, so it was the first color that came to mind.  I also used The Paper Players sketch for this week to give me a great starting point.  This is a very big 4 x 9 card that will fit in a regular legal envelope.  Do you recognize this butterfly?  It is  made from the Mixed Bunch stamp set and matching Blossom punch.  You just snip a petal off the top and the bottom and voila, a butterfly.  I gave my butterflies some extra omph by using a piece of dotted scallop ribbon border which I crimped a few times to make ruffles.  A bit of tombo glue and instant ruffled butterfly wings.  I used some left over border and made a rosette out of it.


The background was stamped with the grass from the Just Believe stamp set in lucky limeade, the panel was put through the square lattice EF twice (top and bottom) for some definition.  I added a piece of pink pirouette lace ribbon border punch behind the butterflies to make the butterflies stand out.  A piece of always artichoke DSP was used from the Rich Regals DSP paper pack and helps to bring in my third color.


I needed a birthday card for a very dear friend, I thought that this would would work.  The decorative label punch was stamped with the Four Frames stamp set, and the happy birthday is from the Elementary Elegance SAB set.  The cutie ribbon bows are made out lucky limeade ribbon from the SAB ribbon and brad pack.



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Your comments are wonderful to read, so let me know how you like this card.  Hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Just Believe, Elementary Elegance
Paper:  Rich Regals DSP pack, always artichoke, lucky limeade, melon mambo, whisper white, pink pirouette
Ink:  Always artichoke, lucky limeade, melon mambo
Tools:  Blossom punch, lace ribbon border punch, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, large basic pearls, lucky limeade ribbon, big shot, square lattice EF

17 comments:

LeAnne said...

I was so enamored with your card, the embossing, the crimping, the butterflies, the pearls, the EVERYTHING.....and then I realized you used my sketch! Wahoo! What a beauty...outstanding! So happy that you played with the Paper Players this week!

Patti Willey said...

Phew that's a lot of card! Your butterflies are outstanding! Look at the love you poured in that card! Love the crimped scallop border punch under these girls! You know I love dimension, awesome!

Paper Potter said...

Wow! I forget the different card shapes every now and then. Nice reminder, and I've GOT to try these butterflies. Nice layering of the ruffled border punch underneath for a popping good 3D effect! Thanks for the inspiration, Celia

Linda Callahan said...

Wow - Melon Mambo looks great with these colors! Who would have thought! I am waaay too conservative! This is gorgeous!

Dawn Tidd said...

I just love this, Sandie. It's just beautiful. The Melon Mambo is so pretty with the greens and the pleated butterfly wings are gorgeous with the stamped images over them!

Becky Green said...

LOVELY!!!!!!!!!! :)

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning! Perfect in every way!

Mary Fish said...

luscious butterflies. great job combining with the sketch! hugs, m

Mike Funke said...

Sandie, this is awesome! I love your color choices and FYI I just received my Mixed Bunch set and punch. What an inspiration you have provided!

Patti MacLeith said...

WOW Sandie! Way to pop some color!

Jean Muncrief said...

I like everything about this card and your selection of melon mambo was inspired with otherwise somewhat blah colors.

Pat - Arkansas said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Lesley said...

Wow, I just love what you created Sandra, love the colours and the flowers/butterflies...so pretty! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players.

Nance Leedy said...

This is gorgeous Sandie! I'm so glad you explained all the wonderful details so we could enjoy them close up. I really love Melon Mambo with these greens, it's fabulous! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Sandra! What else can I say but WOW! This is such a fun card! I really like how you turned the flowers into butterflies. I tried that once and mine did not come out nearly as beautiful as these. Wonderful mix of textures on your card, as well. Those bitty bows are a great touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Linda Fisher said...

I love all the detail you display in your cards Sandie! This one is certainly no exception, thank you for providing all the inspiration.

cher said...

I usually do not like cards with so much detail. but...this card is absolutely STUNNING!!! This is a real fabulous card. Thank you so much for sharing.

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