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Shimmering Butterfly Notecard

It’s Freshly Made Sketches Wednesday!  Jennifer Brum is our host this week, and not only is she a fabulously creative card maker, she designs wonderfully fresh and clean sketches that auto-inspire me.  This uncomplicated sketch, lacking those sometimes pesky circles or shapes, it works for virtually any stamp set, yet it provides enough design to create a beautiful and balanced card.

 

Butterfly Basics

I’m back to my new favorite, Butterfly Basics for my stamp set of choice this week.  I have new stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure that I haven’t inked up yet, but I keep coming back to this set because there are SO MANY possibilities with it.  I now know that this will be a favorite for years, just like Lovely As A Tree.  Hang on a little longer; I’ll get to some of my other new stamp sets soon!

I wanted to use Rich Razzleberry for no particular reason and I went to my Color Coach to see what color suggestions was offered.  One of the color schemes was Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Basic Gray.  Oh, yeah.  I knew this was exactly what I wanted for this card.  And out comes another ‘yet-to-be-inked’ background stamp, Something Lacy.  This will also be a very versatile stamp set for me, creating beautiful ‘DSP’, especially in black and white and tone-on-tone with VersaMark.

Butterflies ThinlitsThe beautiful and intricate butterfly was jazzed up with a little Dazzling Details Glitter Glue painted on (two thin coats) and layered over another butterfly cut out of Silver Foil paper.  A flower of Silver Glimmer Paper was cut with the Petite Petals Punch and enhanced with a circle of Rich Razzleberry covered with one of the new Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.  So super simple and such a finished look!   You might notice the lack of a sentiment.  Well, today, I just couldn’t be pinned down to a certain sentiment… I think this one will more likely be used for a notecard, but a sentiment banner can be added at a moment’s notice, should it need be.  🙂

This card is a little ‘busier’ than my usual style, but I think I like it and I hope you do, too!  I also hope you’ll play along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches… be sure to hop over and check out the ‘Clean Team’s’ fantastic designs that will be sure to stir up your card making mojo.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you’ve been inspired!

SUPPLIES:  Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics and Something Lacy;  Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer and Silver Foil;  Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray and Basic Black;  Tools and Accessories:  Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Petite Petals Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon, Aqua Painters, Basic Black Ink Refill, Stamping Sponges, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Other: small craft paint brush.

Buy the Butterfly Basics Bundle (Stamp Set and Coordinating Thinlits Dies) and Save 15%!

138865 Butterfly Basics Bundle

Available in Photopolymer #138865, Clear Mount #139323 or Wood Mount #13932

Click on links above to order the bundle of your choice, or visit my online store by click on the icon below.

 

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  2. Muriel Keech

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  3. Narelle Farrugia

    Oh wow Cindy! I just adore the elegant of this card – I’m loving those colours and stamps you’ve used and your butterfly is the perfect finish to your card!

  4. Sandi

    This is so pretty! I love the colors and the layering of stamps! Great job!

  5. Jen Timko

    This is so, SO pretty! I love the layering on your stamps and that background is stunning with the butterfly set! Gorgeous work!

  6. Kim S

    Stunning! I love the backdrop you have created for that butterfly – and the flower in the center is a lovely touch!

  7. Robin Feicht

    Lovely Card, Pretty color combo!

  8. Cindy Bailey

    Cindy, Once again; gorgeous card! You astound me with your creations. Thanks. Cindy Bailey

  9. Amy O'Neill

    Oh, I love that shiny, sparkly butterfly. And I love the lacy background stamped with black against the white. Beautiful card, Cindy! I hope you’re on the road to recovery, sweet friend.

  10. Jen Brum

    Wow Cindy! This is so beautiful! I love the colours and the butterflies! Love the combination of patterns! You are so creative! Hope you’re feeling better today!

  11. KarrenJ

    This is so very beautiful, Cindy! That butterfly is so detailed and gorgeous – I love how you’ve embellished it. Absolutely fabulous card!

  12. Jen Mitchell

    This is so elegant Cindy. The floral background reminds me of a pretty tapestry and I love the shades of Rich Razzleberry and silver together.

  13. Linda Callahan

    Wow this is gorgeous! The background is fabulous! And I always love that you add some sparkle!

  14. Bobbi Miller

    A gorgeous creation my friend! I love both of these stamp sets too, and I love the color combo here. So classy and Victrorian-like! Beautiful!

  15. JoAnn B.

    Very pretty. Love the colors and beautiful butterfly.

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