Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Card for Spring!

Hello to all my Stamping Friends!

Well, so much for posting more often! LOL I've been working outside the house since February and although the extra money has been good for my stamping purchases, it hasn't left me much time to create any cards or update my blog. I'm a little slow anyway because I only started making cards last November and this is only the third card I've "created." Anyway, I managed to finish this card on the weekend and I'm pleased to show it to you!

NOTE: All products are from Stampin' Up!

The card front was inspired by a card created by Michelle Reynolds, another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I changed it up a bit because I didn't have all the same supplies she used, but I'm happy with the end result:
Card Front
  • Colours: Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock (CS). Wild Wasabi Subtles DSP (for striped "ribbon" and eyelet border in centre of card).
  • Stamp Sets: Fresh Vintage and Teeny Tiny Wishes "Just for you" (on the tag). All stamps were coloured directly on the stamps with Stampin' Write Markers using So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Perfect Plum for the flowers and Basic Black for the lettering.
  • Embossing Folder: Textured Impressions Elegant Lines (on Whisper White CS).
  • Punches: Blossom (to punch out largest stamped image as well as the accents on each petal),  1 3/8" Circle (for single stamped flower), 1 3/4" Scallop (for accent on single stamped flower), Tag - extra large and large tag (for tag), Eyelet Border (scalloped accent in centre of card).
  • Paper Piercing tool, mat and template used for accents on So Saffron CS.   
  • Hemp Twine bow on tag.
  • So Saffron Brad was added to the centre of the large Blossom punch flower and Tombo Mono Multi  glue was used to attach the flower to the card.
  • Scallop circle and tag were attached to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals

You know, I really do have a hard time leaving the inside of my cards blank. It may take a bit longer, but I always try to make the inside just as pretty as the outside. So, what do you think?

Card Inside

Here, I continued the colours from the outside of the card and added a butterfly (created using the Blossom punch and embossed with the Textured Impressions Elegant Lines Embossing Folder). I just love butterflies! The butterflies "body & antennae" was created using Hemp Twine and the top of the butterfly wings were covered with Crystal Effects to make it shiny (hard to see in this photo but it's very pretty). I see butterfly pins in my creative future! LOL The butterfly was attached to the card with Tombo Mono Multi glue. I used part of the image on the stamp "for you from me" from the set A Word for You (coloured with Basic Black Stampin Write Marker) and then cut the words out using the Jewelry TagStampin Dimensionals were used to attach the tag to the card. I put a little Eyelet Border accent piece on the top right corner to.... hide an ink "booboo" that transferred from my work table to the card. I like to call these "Happy Accidents"! Always nice to know you can cover mistakes easily when they happen.

Thanks for stopping by!


9 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE the colors that you used. All I can say when I look at it is WOW!!! Great job.
    www.stampwithlaur.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Laurie! I'm so glad you like it because this is the card I sent YOU!

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  2. Cheryl, I wish all accidents could be covered so beautifully in life. ;) Love the butterfly...the inside is every bit as gorgeous as the front...

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  3. Wow that is a really Beautiful Card!! I am now following you from SC. Please come follow me at www.lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com

    Thanks
    Hugs
    Shirley Pumpkin blog #312

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  4. Love the colors on this card! Thank you for sharing. I am your new follower.

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  5. this is so pretty and I love the colour combo
    I am now following you from SC and would love you to follow me too www.kazzasworld.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful Card! Love how you did the inside as well. Just stopped by from SC, I hope you stop by my blog and follow me too:) http://www.lauraleestamps.com

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  7. Love your blog Cheryl. Your card is fabulous and I really like what you did to the inside. The crystal effects on the butterfly make for a stunning butterfly

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