Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Butterfly Moment

I am brushing off my rubber stamps once agian and found this pretty image from Elizabeth Bell (or is it Sugar Nellie, both names are on  package). This image is called "Bird House". It actually has the girl looking up at a tree with a bird house in it. I cut the girl and tree apart so that I could still stamp them together or seperate if I wanted.

For this card, I decided to stamp the girl only, so she can be looking at a butterfly. I made the butterfly and am so happy with how it turned out. I will be putting up a tutorial tomorrow so you can make your own.

I couldn't seem to find papers to match one another, but thought this paper was so nice for the image. I opted to run the nestie layer through my big Shot with an embossing folder of swirls instead of going crazy looking for a super long time.

I kept the rest of the card simple so as not to distract from the image or butterfly, which I wanted to be the main focal points.

The inside is stamped with "Enjoy The Moment". Butterflies can be so quick to flutter away, any moment I see them close up I enjoy tremendously. This sentiment seemed so fitting and can be used for many occassions.

I am entering this card in the following challengs:
Baby Buds: ribbon and bows
Let's Ink It Up: no digi and embossing (purple layer is embossed though it is hard to see. If you click on the first pic, you will be able to see some of it)
CCEE Stampers: swirls (purple layer is embossed with swirls
Little Miss Muffet: use designer paper
Alphabet Challenge:  "R" is for ribbon
Craft Pad: use ribbon
Ellephantastic Challenge: cute with butterfly
Die Cut Dreams: garden theme
Dream Valley Challenges: new beginnings (I hope the catapillars new beginning counts)
The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge: things with wings
Cute Card Thursday: signs of spring
Delightful Challenges: spring
Paper-Crafting Journey: things with wings
A Lota Rubber Stamps: all about bugs (I hope a butterfly is considered a bug)
Happi Challenges: Purple
Pile It On: up, up and away

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the tutorial :o)



*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! Sandy, I just ADORE this image!! Your coloring is amazing!! I am a huge EB fan!! I can't get enough of those great smellin' rubbah images!! :) Beautiful job!! HUGS

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Your card is great! I love the double top note effect. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

SuzanneK said...

Beautiful, your butterfly is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

aqualeiga said...

I love this card, and I think the simplicity works perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our 'Use Ribbons' challenge.

Hugs, Ali x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card and great layout out - love the image and the ribbon detail. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Sandy what a little beauty, those papers look gorgeous so does the image, I have this one but haven't used it for absolute ages, I am going to have to dust some more of my rubba off, lol. I love how you have created that beautiful butterfly as well, all beautiful and shiny, a first class job.

I will do you a template for the central fold stepper, your comment was so uplifting I have been struggling with my mojo of late and wasn't sure about it, lol.
Lorraine x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

So very pretty and I love the image!Your butterfly is wonderful...Thanks for playing at Happileigh Scrappin' this week!

Sarabeth said...

gorgeous coloring! that butterfly is so pretty!!!!

thank you for playing along with us at paper crafting journey's things with wings challenge!


Shirl said...

Beautiful Sandy and the image is sooo sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Beautiful Sandy, I love the colours you have used really give your card a spring like feel. You have also just reminded me that I have this stamp too.. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet

Jill said...

Wow what a gorgeous image and such lovely colouring Sandy! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

Marie said...

Lovely card!

Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Mary Anne said...

she is the cutest little girl - love the curly q's and frills and bows!! beautiful card. thanks for playing along
Mary Anne

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

thanks for joinin us at TCPF & showin us that butterfly...I will have to check out the tut cause it is gorgeous!!!

Patsi said...

This is stunning I love the image and the colours. Thanks for joining us at LIIU. Patsi x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card, love your colouring! Jo x

Mummylade said...

what a lovely card, and the butterfly is fantastic. Thank you so much for entering the DCD garden challenge and good luck!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - your butterfly is beautiful!
Thanks for Piling It On! with us this week!
Helen x

Ellephantastic said...

Beautifully cute card. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Ellephantastic. Goodluck x x

Cor* said...

Seriously cute, cute & cute. I love that image and butterfly! Was a pleasure to see your embossed creation at LIIU! Thanks for playing! Good luck!

Lesley said...

Great card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Card! I LOVE that sweet image, and that butterfly is FABULOUS!!!!
Thanks for joining us at PIO this week! Have a GREAT day!

uksharon said...

Fabulous card - I love this image
Thanks for joining us at LIIU challenge this week
Best wishes, Sharon

Ria said...

Such a gorgeouss card :) thanks for joining the Alota Rubberstamps Challenge :)
hugs Ria

angelwhispers said...

Just so beautiful and I'm loving the gorgeous butterfly!!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

...just Barbara said...

Dropping by and making my rounds at all the wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along in "Designer Paper" challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :D

Carole of Brum said...

Such a lovely card, and the butterfly that you made is gorgeous, looks very professional. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

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Judy said...

What a beautiful card, I came to you via momo so glad to find your site. I look forward to getting to see your work