Friday, April 11, 2014

use a butterfly. . . .

for the current challenge at The Card Concept. 


It's difficult for me to decide which category to put this in, but I am hoping my card will fit into their clean and layered category:



I am attempting to put a small (teeny) dent in my patterned paper stash.  These paper are from a Lost and Found Two 6x6 pad.  I stamped half of the Penny Black butterfly die with a Magenta flower image and popped it up on a swirl of gold thread.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  Black gems from Michael's.  There are three small dots of gold Stickles in the centers of the flowers but the lighting on this rainy day doesn't allow them to show.  Here's a close-up:



Have a good weekend.

22 comments:

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous creation! I LOVE the mix of patterned papers---so elegant! And your die-cut butterfly is beautiful---so many lovely details!!!

walchowDesign said...

Wonderful idea with stamping half of the butterfly, Joy! I did it with embossing too and it turned out great!

Betty said...

great card Joy - love the colors and design - esp. the stamping on part of the butterfly - definitely in the clean and layered category, i think!

Pam W Merwin said...

I love your butterfly and design. AND I totally understand trying to use up paper stash. I am trying that too but every time I go to replenish some card supplies I end up looking at more paper pads :)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, Joy...this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you placed your patterned papers and your butterfly is stunning! Love all the 'gold' details you added to this card, too...so pretty!!!

Maria said...

So very pretty! Love that gorgeous butterfly and patterned papers!

Lin said...

Oh, oh, OH, do I love this, Joy! GENIUS to stamp on the butterfly die, and your design is wonderful! It's been pinned!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love how you stamped on the side that's backed with white, but left the other side (backed with pattern) clean and white - very clever! Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Barb said...

Such a pretty card, Joy! Such a fun idea stamping on the butterfly die-cut! Love your design too!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, joy... love the way you only stamped part of the butterfly!!

Karen D said...

SUCH a gorgeous card Joy, a wonderful design and the colours are perfect. I love the pattern on the edge of the butterfly, the pearl body and the swirl of twine underneath. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Sian Ridley said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the mixture of patterns and the muted palette and I totally agree - clean and layered :)

Carol McCready said...

Fantastic card. Love the design and that butterfly.

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done. I have so much PP that I need to use too! Love the patterns you put together here

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done. I have so much PP that I need to use too! Love the patterns you put together here

Cat Craig said...

Joy, what a wonderful entry for the challenge. That touch of stamping on the butterfly is genius. I don't think you could have picked more perfect pieces for your whole.

Greta said...

Oh wow--this one I'm pinning--gotta case it! Love your card, Joy!

Helen F. said...

What a Beautiful card, Joy! Love the idea of stamping on the butterfly. Using those pretty patterns together is the perfect touch PLUS using up some scraps...YAY!
PS: Thank you for visiting my Blog and following :-)

Karla B said...

Hello,
I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award because you and your blog has captured my attention. Thanks for the connection and the inspiration. You can find the nomination here: http://poeticpostcards.blogspot.com.br/p/liebster-award.html
Feel free to accept or ignore, but just wanted to give you a shout out, especially because I think you’re just so talented and everyone needs to see your work.

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty, Joy! I love that this could be a masculine card, too, even with the beautiful embellishments!

Robin K. said...

Joy- you made me giggle:). I'm trying to do the same with my pp- but then I'll see a new 6x6 pad when I'm shopping and I swear it calls my name! Your card is beautiful! I love how you partially stamped the butterfly- it goes perfectly with the pp you chose!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty, love the selection of patterned papers you used, and the butterfly is beautiful!