And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Butterfly Flourish

Happy Spring everyone!  Well...spring may officially be here, but the weather is not cooperating with the new season!  I'm ready to say good-bye to winter, so for my new sample for The Sweet Stop, I grabbed some butterflies and spring colors!

Creative Nugget:  I found this Graphics 45 patterned paper in my stash and thought the Butterfly Flourish stamp by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps would work well with this week's sketch.  Both sides of the DP were used to make the three panels on the card front and were stitched to Early Espresso card stock.  This was mounted to a Vintage Cream card base.  The butterflies were stamped on Vintage Cream card stock, colored with Copic Markers, and mounted to an Early Espresso Gold Labels Four Die.  An extra set of butterflies were cut out and popped up for dimension.  The sentiment is from the new Be Encouraged stamp set and was cut with a Spellbinders banner die.  An organza brad and some pearls finish the card.

These stamp sets were used to create this card:
         Be Encouraged                          Butterfly Flourish

I hope you'll be able to join us at The Sweet Stop this week. Be sure to check out the wonderful samples created by the Sugar Babies for your inspiration.

Sugar Babies

                                              Stephanie Serrano

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful week!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Butterfly Flourish, Be Encouraged (SNSS)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain ad Broken China Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper:  Vintage Cream (PTI), Early Espresso (SU!), Little Darlings Collection DP (Graphics 45)
Accessories: Sew Mini (Janome), A2 Matting Basics A Die, Banner Die, Gold Labels Four Die (Spellbinders), Kaiser Pearls, Bella Organza Brad, Copic Markers R01, R02, R05, Y21, Y35, Y38, BG70, BG72, BG75, YG 61, YG63, YG67


Conniecrafter said...

the paper is great with your image, such pretty coloring of the butterflies, sweet card!

Faye said...

Oh Cathy, I so admire your style. You just make beautiful card after beautiful card. This is a flutterby sensation, I love it. x

Faye said...

Lol at Groudhog getting sued!! X

Unknown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Butterflies are becoming my favorite and you made these look simply amazing!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Cathy. Those butteflies are so pretty! Love the layers and the matching DP! Great design.

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, this is just stunning!! Love the butterflies and the swirls. Fabulous creation.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card, I love the butterflies...