Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TE's Blast from the Past Blog Hop

This month's challenge is "Collectors Anonymous".  We are to use things on our project that uses things that we collect.  Of course my collections border on hoarding as most crafters do but I digress.  I collect things that I like the most which include: paper, lace, ribbon, buttons, bling, dies, punches and stamps... so many stamps!  My most favorite stamps are of flowers, girly stamps and butterflies  I decided to use my most favorite things on this month's card.  The song from the Sound of Music kept running through my head, "My Favorite Things" as I made this fun card.  My daughter loved butterflies, the color pink, flowers and anything shiny.

I used TE's CreativiTEA for the flower and New Beginnings for the butterflies and frame and  Discover Your Wings for the sentiment.

I did a technique called "kissing" with three of the butterflies.  I inked up a couple of the designs from Miniature Motifs melon mambo ink and then touched a un-inked butterfly to the inked design... after that I stamped the butterfly onto cardstock.  I loved how they turned out.  The light butterfly on the frame (by the flower) was first stamped once onto scrap paper and then stamped onto the cardstock.  That made the butterfly color much lighter... such a soft touch. 

I folded the wings away from the center a little and attached them to the card only in the center... that way the wings are not flat and help it give movement to the butterflies.  I added some "bling" on the butterflies as well as below them to also help give them movement.

I used a banner from Spellbinder's Nested Lacey Pennents for the sentiment.

A bow, a button, some lace and a background punched with Martha Stewart "punch around the page - Monarch butterfly".  Below is an angle I like to use to show the 3-D effects of all the little details and layers.

Here you can see that I added a 2nd layer to the flower center and added some bling to it after coloring it with copics.  Love that flower!  

This is how the card opens up.  The pink background with the butterflies punched out is behind the card.

Here's the alternative sketch which I actually used this time!  Instead of using 3 brads on the left-hand side of the sketch, I used butterflies.  I added a little extra to the sketch but I like how it turned out.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and hope you will click on the links below and see what all the other participants made for us today.  Thank you for stopping by - I appreciate every visit and comment.

Other challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - show us some bling

Flourishes - recipe challenge: Use the color pink, one button, ribbon, and lace on your creation. Other than that anything else is a go.


Wanda G (stampcat) said...

WOW! This blew me away! So many beautiful details on one card! Don't know where to start. It's just lovely.

Jen Carvajal said...

Such a sweet card...I love that border punch all along the outside edge...what a great touch!

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

That border is to die for!!!! Are you a hoarder of borders? LOL!! TFS!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the dimensional flower and those sweet butterflies!!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is so dainty and pretty!!! And that butterfly border is GORGEOUS!! Beautiful work!

Natalie said...

Your card is beautiful, Nancy! Love the layers and the gorgeous embellishments!

Taylor said...

Very pretty, Nancy! The butterfly border is absolutely gorgeous and I love the hot pink!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is just beautiful! Your butterflies are so pretty, and I love all the sparkle!

Chris L.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Nancy, this is gorgeous! Love the pretty colors. The butterfly border is awesome!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Nancy, this is so pretty. I have this set and don't use it enough. Way to go with the hop challenge.

Sankari W. said...

WOW!! Love the layers of your card and how it opens with that beautiful butterfly border!!! So many lovely textures and love the bling!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful, love the butterfly border and the bling is a perfect addition. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Tracy x

Silke Ledlow said...

Nancy, this is just beautiful! I'm a sucker for butterflies...I'm loving the border :) !!! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC! Hugs ~S~

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