Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Butterfly Birthday



First I would like extend a warm welcome to my newest follower, Alicia O'Bryant.  So glad to have you join us here!! : )

My friend Theresa  owner of Inky Fingers blog lent me this amazing die from Memory Box.  Isn't it exquisite?!!

In response to Danielle Flanders' Make It Monday challenge last week I tried my hand at another card using vellum and some layers.  I started with a white card base and layerd a strip of teal polka dot paper on the left. Next I cut a die from PTI Chevron cover plate and layered that on top of my card base.  I replaced the white chevron cut outs on only the right side of my card by snipping them in half and gluing them down in the negative white spaces.  Then I layered some sheer polka dot vellum over the whole thing sewing it down on my machine and catching in the soft blue ribbon too.  I then layered the circle with my sentiment and finally was ready for my butterfly.



To create the butterfly I cut the detailed top layer from solid white cs and then did a watercolor wash on the lower portion of my paper using Island Indigo Ink from SU.  I sprayed some of the same Island Indigo ink by rubbing a tooth brush on the ink pad and spraying in on my paper.  I stamped some leaf stamps using CTMH sunset ink : ) Finally I cut the bottom portion of the butterfly out and glued it all together! 



I think this die so so beautiful you could cut one from an old shoe! and it would still be amazing... : ) hmmm an old shoe... now that sounds like a good way to repurpose an old shoe heeheehee.  I can't thank you enough, Theresa, for lending me this beautiful die but I am going to have to buy this one! : )

This card is the 81st one I have made since I started my challenge to create 100 cards in 100 days. : ) I have just 15 days left before my drawing for BLOG CANDY on July 16th.  to have a chance to win simply comment on today's post!  For all the details see THIS POST.

I have been slow to post these days as it is hard to be indoors when the weather is so nice! but I have several new cards to share this week and even though I have not yet finished making my 100 cards I'm feeling confident I will meet my goal! ... whew!! : )

I hope you are having a spectacular summer! soaking up plenty of Vitamin D and enjoying getting inky!!

Patti

13 comments:

Beth F. said...

Your card is stunning! That butterfly is so beautiful and I really love the vellum you used once again. Only 19 cards left...you are so close!

Kelly said...

LOVE LOVE the vellum and the gorgeous butterfly die cut. really, a lovely card! I need to get some vellum!

Kim Heggins said...

This is really one beautiful butterfly. So classy and elegant and your choice of patterned paper is stunning.

Bananastamper said...

Great card, love the butterfly!

sue k said...

Beautiful card, love your colors and papers.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

vinita jain said...

Amazing butterfly. love your chevron texture and use of vellum!!! Beautiful!

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, I always look forward to my daily visits to your blog...your designs are always so 'classy'. Love your choice of papers and your design...and who doesn't love a beautiful butterfly! Hugs Carole Z X

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Patti - I know I'm taking a blogging break but I want to see you through until you get your 100! Love that MB butterfly die - I think I might even have that one. This card is beautiful and another one I might have to CAS!!! Always get great inspiration from you, my friend! Keep up the great work!

Theresa Krout said...

You will make it to your goal all right! You are doing super! I picked up that beautiful butterfly in Barron and the craft store right off HYW 8 incase anyone wants to know. Patti I always love your cards. Really! They make my heart smile. And they are always an inspiration to me. Thanks for teaching me papercrafting! Before that housekeeping was my hobby! YUCK! You saved me from a life of sterilization! heehee

Helen F. said...

Oh what a gorgeous butterfly, Patti! Your card is exquisite, my friend.
PS: wish I lived closer, I would love to borrow this die from Theresa too :-)

Regena said...

Simply Beautiful.. Love that butterfly

Regena said...

Simply Beautiful.. Love that butterfly

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful,I love butterflies.
Gr Elly