Saturday, January 17, 2009

Is It Spring Yet?!!!!!

This image is Filigree Butterfly from The Artful Stamper. I actually stamped it using one from a Technique Junkie friend who was visiting to stamp with me. Thank you Barbara.

1. The image was stamped using Brilliance Galaxy Gold on Neenah Classic Crest Natural Super Smooth cardstock 80lb.
2. It was painted with Twinkling H2O's Meridian Blue, True Blue,
3. The stems of the flower were done with Twinkling H2O's Green Tea.
4. The Black outline was done with Black/Silver glitter glue.
5. The tail and antennae were done with a Copic Spica At You Black Glitter Pen.
6. The petals of the flower were done with Shimmerz Bubble Gum.
7. The centers of the flower are Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements 2mm Yellow.
8. The spots on the Butterfly and around the flowers were done with Liquid Pearls White Opal.

9. The edges were done with Wedges cut from Matte board purchased from Hobby Lobby was used to make an angle. Two layers of the Matte board were required to get the right thickness like the B plate. It was used separately on each side of the Cuttlebug Textile Texture embossing folder where embossing was required. You can see that only 3 corners required embossing.

10. The cardstock for under the image is Hunter Green by SU. The edges were first rubbed on aVersamark Dazzle Champagne ink pad. A heat gun was used to dry the ink. It gave the edges a Goldish Green cast like the Green Tea on the vines of the flowers. The image was mounted on it.

11. A Martha Stewart Ribbon Punch was used on the left side. Pink Ribbon from Michaels was threaded through the slots and a Martha Stewart bow was tied and mounted on that as shown.

12. The word label was done using the inside and outside rim of an oval vellum tag. Identical cardstock was used for it. Mark Richards 3mm pearls were mounted on the ends.

A relatively simple card once the image was done! Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share. I am so glad I finally got to post a card. There should be another one soon.

 

 Shirley

 

48 comments:

Tasha said...

Beautiful card Shirley - i love the butterfly and the colours are really eye catching
love tasha xx

Jenny said...

I like the way you put the ribbon on the card, I need to get one of thoes punches (sh... dont let my DH hear, he thinks I have a serious addiction to shopping for crafts materials!LOL)
The butterfly is gorgeous.
What can I say- Love it!
(Hugs}

Colleen said...

This is very pretty Shirley!

Norine said...

Oh Shirley another beautiful card love the ribbon
Hugs
Norine

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card. Love the angle where the embossing is not. (Very clever) The butterfly is beautiful and love how you have outlined it.

Free Spirit said...

Shirley,
I love the butterfly. Beautiful work. Chat soon okay.

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow so very beautiful.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

So elegant and beautiful! I love that butterfly!

Hugs,
Becky

Cheryl said...

Wow Shirley this is so very pretty! I love the glitz that you have added.

Max said...

GORJUSS ... the colours, the layout ... well everything really.
Love it!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Elena said...

So beautiful! I love the colors of the butterfly! CB embossed background looks so nice!

Tammi said...

Beautiful, love the embossed parts with it and of course the way you do your pretty ribbon!

LadyDoc said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Lyn S said...

How lovely Shirley, your card does look very Springish!

Love how you embossed the 3 corners and the ribbon threaded through is so pretty!

The Country Rose said...

Thunk! Did you hear that? That was my chin hitting the desk! This card is just gorgeous!!!!!!

Barb

Anne said...

Oh, this is such a pretty card, very elegant and yes, springlike :)

craftimamma said...

This is just so pretty and feminine Shirley.

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful and stylish card. Simple and graceful. I love your works, Shirley, they are magnificent!

Beth said...

Shirley your card is so elegant and beautiful love all the different detailing on it eye candy for sure.

retiredheather said...

Wow Shirley, this card is absolutely stunning. I love the embossing on the corners, they look fantastic. Love it all.
Hugs
Heataher

ANewYear said...

Oh Shirley; that is a beautiful card. I love the colors and all the details. WOW. Lovely, very lovely.

~carole

Beryl said...

A lovely elegant card. I love the way you've stamped and cuttlebugged the same piece of card.With that much detail I don't think you can call it a simple card. Wish my simple cards were as lovely as this one.
Beryl xx

Jane Wetzel said...

Gorgeous card Shirley! Hey, thanks for the real person award! I havent picked it up yet cuz I am having a prob with my blog--I hope to soon! Thanks again!

Gwen said...

Beeeeeutiful!!! I think it is spring!!! :) love how you did the ribon!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Shirley, this is stunning! All the detail work that you put into it is amazing! WOW! Best, Curt

catdidit said...

Ohhh you know I love this, with all the detail you put into it! WOW! Gorgeous creation Shirley!

LINDA said...

OH this is such a pretty card!! Stunning!!

Ann said...

Beautiful, Shirley! That butterfly is gorgeous!

A Stroke Above said...

I haven't commented in a while but I really have been reading your blog Your card today is really pretty. You know I love butterflies! The gadgets on your blog are fun and you are an inspiration for me. Thanks for visiting me! Linda Crowder

mochamama said...

Beautiful card Shirley but sorry, spring has not sprung yet!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Shirley! I have snowdrops starting to flower so maybe!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

OH wow Shirley this is so pretty!!!!

6 wacky women said...

Just gorgeous, Shirley.
Love how you painted the butterfly and the bg. Nice touch with the ribbon too.

Karen x

Justine said...

Hi Shirley, this is a gorgeous card!! love the detail! I have had a look round on your blog and I love your work and your tutorials are fab! thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog, I really appreciate it!
I will definately be back to visit you very soon!
Justine x

Jamie Martin said...

Very pretty spring card! Where I live it feels like spring but we are expecting rain in a few days.

Theresa said...

Wow! Shirley this is gorgeous! That butterfly really pops!

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!! This is so pretty!!!!


Vicki

Maria Matter said...

Wow, what a beauty Shirley! I'd chase that butterfly!!!! Gorgeous! I like how you threaded the ribbon and the sweet little pink flowers on the swirls!
blessings, Maria

Ila said...

This is Soo Beautiful!! and I love the way you used the CB folder on parts of the card....fabulous idea!!...Hugs, Ila

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! So gorgeous Shirley!! And YES...is Spring here yet?!!! This really puts me in the mood for it!! ;) TFS!!

Julia Aston said...

So pretty Shirley! I love the woven ribbon and beautiful colors~!

Gabigabs said...

So cute. Nice texture.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW Shirley! This is stunning! I think you did the flourishy stems by hand...I couldn't find specifically if you did, but they are gorgeous! I finally caved and got some Twinkling H2O's...you're bad girl LOL! I haven't used them but I hope I can create something this gorgeous!

Etha said...

Love the partial embossing! too neat!

Rina said...

That butterfly is soooooo gorgeous. Love the coloring Shirley.

Shirley Fyfe said...

Wow Shirley! So wonderfully eye-catching! That butterfly is just beautiful!

Phree said...

Just stunning Shirley, love the rich blue colours in your butterfly.

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMGosh Shirley this is GORGEOUS! You know i love my butterflies!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

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