Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hope Your Day Is Fabulous



I saw THIS card by Laurie of Stampin Up North, and I just loved it so much.  I've had butterflies in my creative thoughts a lot lately since I connected with a new crafty friend in blogland who works wonders with butterflies. I decided to pull out my yet un-inked PTI Beautiful Butterflies,  Beautiful Butterflies Layers stamps and matching dies and CASE Laurie's card. I just love the way the 3 shades of green work with the stamps, and that little bit of green bling really finishes it off nicely.

This creation was inspired by the following challenges:


I prefer Clean & Simple to a lot of layers, but the embossed top panel and the butterfly with it's wings folded up a bit give this card simple layers and dimension.

Butterflies, greens = spring! Finally!

Thanks Laurie for the inspiration, and thank you for coming by my blog today.

15 comments:

Lizy Bartaby said...

Your card is beautiful Stephanie! The green butterfly really pops against that crisp white background! :)
Thanks for joining us at CAS-Colours and Sketches this week! :)
Lizy xx

Linda Monroe said...

This is really pretty. I've seen these add on's to the PTI butterfly set and have resisted the urge to get them. Your card has me rethinking that decision. The green is really pretty - especially with spring late to arrive in the northeast. Even if we don't see green in our yards and gardens yet, we can certainly add it to our cards! Very nice.

laurie said...

Your card is beautiful! Love that butterfly!

cm said...

Ahhh, my friend, you already know that I'm swooning over your beautiful card! The embossing adds such rich texture; a perfect canvas for your stunning, shades of green butterfly! Gorgeous! Yesterday, I made a card similar to what you have here...guess I must have been channeling you! I'm aiming to post it later today/tomorrow! Thrilled you'll be shopping at Paper Smooches soon (the butterfly duet dies are pretty *grin*)
Hugs~c

Joyce said...

Such a simple and beautiful card. Love the shades of green on your butterfly and your embossed background makes an absolutely perfect place for your butterfly to land.

Kara Lynne said...

Those fresh spring greens are so beautiful on your butterfly! What a perfect background to highlight it too! So glad you inked that guy up!

Patricia H. said...

I love how you've popped up the butterfly's wings to give it dimension. It looks great over the embossed background! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Love your beautiful butterfly, it looks so amazing on your beautifully embossed background. Your card just ozzes spring time to me. So so pretty.

Jane said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Stephanie. Love that tri-colour butterfly and the embossed background sets it off perfectly. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

Cheryl said...

I love the layers of green on your butterfly! This would be so easy (and lovely)to duplicate for a set and I think I may do just that!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Stephanie. Thanks for stopping by my place and for your comment xxx

Jan Clothier said...

Superb butterfly and it looks really great against the embossed background!

Skylark said...

Beautiful spring butterfly card Stephanie. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this last week. Stef x

Chris D. said...

Fabulous card! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Louise van Vuren said...

What a beautiful use of shades of green. The butterfly looks amazing on the White embossing and the gems are a perfect embellishment. Thank you for joining us at CC&S for our colour challenge
Louise xx