Friday, July 29, 2011

Butterflies And Blossoms!

I love Flourishes stamps and so when my Butterflies And Blossoms set arrived in the mail I couldn't wait to try it out.  I stamped the image twice on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with Brilliance Galaxy Gold, painted them with Twinkling H20's Cherry Sorbet and Olive Vine, and cut them out.

The second set of flowers and the leaves on the first cut-out were turned over on a Pergamano mat and a stylus was applied to give them dimension.

I folded a piece of 8.5X11 white cardstock in half, width wise, and then ran it through the Cuttlebug with the fold just inside the top part of the largest Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die (so it would not cut the folded part).  I ran it through a second time to emboss it around the edge.   The same die was used to trace the inside of the same die on a piece of Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden DP.  I trimmed around it and taped it to the front of the card.

I ran a remnant piece of Solar White cardstock through the Cuttlebug using a Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle and then again to emboss it.  The sentiment from Impression Obsession's True Blue Friend. was stamped to the right of the die cut using Memento Bamboo Green.

I mounted the first image on the left with 1/8" 3D pop dots.  Each of the flowers was trimmed and embossed with a stylus on the Pergamano mat.  They were mounted using 1/16" pop dots with glue dots used in the center of the flowers.  The centers of the flowers are Glossy Accents with yellow clear micro beads.

The ribbon is form Michaels and was wrapped around the top of the card and a knot tied.

The butterfly was trimmed and painted with the same Twinks.  It was mounted with a clear glue strip in the middle and 1/8" 3D pop dots under the wings.  A little yellow glitter glue was added to the dots on the wings and 3mm pearl stickers were mounted with Glossy Accents down the middle.

Have a great weekend and stay cool.  Very hot in NC right now.  That is all for tonight you all!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 Shirley

50 comments:

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Shirley - this is stunning! The border is beautiful, the sentiment is one of my favorites, and your layout and embellishment are perfect! Thanks for sharing!!!

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love that wonderful sentiment and the shape of your card. The frame around the sentiment is just outstanding and love the little pearls on the butter.
Lynn

Creations by Shirl said...

OMG Shirley~
You hit the nail on the head with this card... Luv it my friend... gorgeous colors and that sentiment is a knock out...What a great layout on the entire card...
Have a happy weekend!

Shirley N said...

This is so beautiful Shirley! I love your sentiment and your card design. Wonderful card!

craftimamma said...

Such a stunning card Shirley. As always your attention to detail is second to none. The intricacy of your cutting out is awesome. I love the background paper and the pretty colours of Twinks you have used and the sentiment is one of my favourites too and you've reminded me that I neeeeeed that stamp.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Cheryl said...

Stunning Shirley!

Carol Hartery said...

Every time I see one of your cards I say, "Wow!" I cannot believe how much attention you pay to detail. Love the sentiment on your card. Also love the way you describe step by step how to create your cards. Amazing. Girl you are amazing!

Lana said...

Shirley this is simply stunning no other words describe it !!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful card Shirley, wonderful design and embellishments!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh Shirley, this is truly gorgoeus!! Every time I see your beautiful work I feel the urge to break out my Twinkling H2O's! Beautiful design and embellishments!

Michele Spera said...

Oh shirley
This is a beautiful card you've created! I love the added butterfly and flowers!
Hugs
Michele

Cindy Haffner said...

Shirley how BEAUTIFUL!!~

catdidit said...

This is soooo stunning Shirley! I love how you gave the flowers their dimension! Gorgeous!

Anesha said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley. Love the flowers and the soft colours. Enjoy your weekend. :)

Cami said...

GORGEOUS card, Shirley! I love this folded shaped card and your coloring and cutting and painting these images! That's a LOT of work and love going on here! The sentiment is beautiful.
Hugs, Cami

Shannon White said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! Miss Shirley, this is So Gorgeous!! 8-)
Love your wonderful shaped card and love how you cut out & popped up your flowers. Soo Beautiful! Gorgeous dp's and Wonderful sentiment too! Just Love the whole thing! 8-)

Hope you are having a Wonderful Weekend!

Hugs
Shannon

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Shirley! Love the Nestie that you used for this beautiful sentiment! :D

Maria said...

What a gorgeous card, Shirley! Love the pretty pinks and greens! Those flowers are so lovely! Fabulous shaped card and great sentiment too! Take care!:-))

Jan said...

This is a beauty...love every thing about it!

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, this is just BEAUTIFUL! LOVE that sentiment and your flowers and butterfly are Gorgeous!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Shirley!! Love the colors and how you used the die cuts! Wonderful sentiment too!!

susanne said...

So beautiful and so special!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, Gorgeous card, pretty flowers and I love the sentiment, so true. Hope you had a great weekend and here's wishing you a great week too, Gay xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Shirley! Very elegant looking! Love the ornate rectangle and beautiful blossoms!

Tracey said...

WOW Shirlwy!!! This is such a GORGEOUS card....so many pretty details to adore!!! LOVE it!!

Benzi said...

That lattice rectange is a must have..love it! Your card is a beauty and the blossoms are gorgeous. Good use of the stylus for dimension. You made a beauty!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You've really nailed this one, Shirley! THe punch-around-the-page, the flowers and leaves, the butterfly, the papers...they are all so beautiful together. :)

*Vicki* said...

WOW Shirley, this is truly stunning!! Gorgeous details and amazing layout!! ;)

Curt in Carmel said...

The detail on this card is so striking! Those flowers are nothing less than incredible. And then to top it all off, that sentiment you used is one of my favorites. You've outdone yourself with this one. It is gorgeous! Hope you are doing well. . .Best, Curt

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the shape, pretty paper and such lovely flowers, neat beaded centers and love your framing around the sentiment!

April said...

Lovely card! I love the colors, flowers and shape! Great job!

Anne said...

Whew this is so elegant, love the bead centres to the flowers
Anne
x

Lyn S said...

Totally gorgeous card Shirley!!

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Shirley
Love the sentiment, such beautiful details!!

Karen x

mochamama said...

Oh how pretty Shirley!!! Love it.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Hi Shirley! Hope your doing wonderfully? Sorry it's been such a long time since I've commented. Life has been crazy... Your card is SO pretty. I love the pink & green and how the flowers have such dimension & that shape is so sweet!

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It`s beautiful!! Thanks for posting this great post.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous and elegant! Lovely design as always!

Diane said...

Beautifully gorgeous!!! Where oh where have you been...just busy like the rest of us I bet!!

Shirley-anne said...

Stunning and inspirational .
Shirley-Anne

Linda said...

Shirley, I havent seen you around for a while I hope your doing ok and are just busy.. Hugs, Linda

Elizabeth said...

This card is beautiful! I miss using Twinkling H2Os and will have to go get my own set.

Lisa M said...

WOW..talk about inspiration!! This is fantastic. :D Thanks so much for sharing you talent. I never cease to be amazed by your skills.
Lisa xx
Ohhhhh, I see a purple card you've made now...off to see it!

iPhone Application Developers said...

Ahh that is great one of the coolest cards I’ve seen!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Kiddo! Just checking in on you to make sure you are OK. Wanted you to know I was thinking about you! Best, Curt

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. I love this sentiment. It is so true. I never realized how much a friendship means until you move away from all of your close friends and family. Great card.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Very pretty Shirley!! And the flower centers are very creative!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautifully shaped card....the colors and flowers are gorgeous, too!!!!!

Tammi said...

A wonderful sentiment to go with this beautiful card Shirley!

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