Hello friends. It's that great time of the month again and time to play in the monthly blog hop challenge over at Papertrey Ink! The inspiration photo was just full of butterflies, so I made a little set of notecards using Life Is Beautiful and Flower Favorites stamp sets. Take a look:
I started with a piece of cream cardstock and stamped the rows of butterflies using the base butterfly stamp from Flower Favorites in Fine Linen ink. I lightly stamped a Heidi Swapp background stamp in Classic Kraft ink, and also added some spattered dots in the Classic Kraft ink. At the top I stamped the "Just a Note" from Think Big Favorites: #22 in black ink. Next I "smooshed" a piece of cream cardstock with Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, and Lavender Moon inks and then cut out my top layer of the butterflies with the die from Life Is Beautiful. I added a bit of gold embossing powder to the top layer of the butterflies, although I think I got a little carried away with it in places so now it's a little hard to see the water color smooshing. The bottom solid layer Lavender Moon cs and stamped with Plum Pudding...you can see the stamping best in the 2nd picture. I added some gold thread behind each butterfly, and also a few iridescent purple sequins to the centers of each butterfly.
You can check out all the butterfly goodness over on Nichole's blog right HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great time blog hopping...I know I will!! :0)
gorgeous set of cards
Such awesome stamping! Pretty card set!
Oh my goodness, Marcia! I'm in LOVE! The whole concept is wonderful! Layers of loveliness! And your colors are yummy. I think we went to the same school with the gold dipping and string bling!
Gorgeous cards that have such a wonderful vintage feel! Love them!
Oh what a gorgeous gift set!! (Do you need my mailing address?!! smile!)
Marcia, you've been busy girl! I'm in love with your fabulous background and stunning butterflies! The gold string is a perfect touch! Must get me some of that... ;0)
WOW! This is a stunning set of note cards, Marcia! What a beautiful design you came up with.
PS: I am off to Michael's today to buy some of that gold and silver thread :-)
Wow, this is not just a note it's a masterpiece! Wow.... I could never part with a gift set like this one Marcia!
Love these awesome note cards Marcia. Beautiful take on the challenge!
Love the vintage/collage feel! Beautifully done!
What a sweet set of cards! I can't believe you made the back ground too it's lovely. I also like the gold dipped butterfly and the sequins are a sweet touch!
Wonderful background stamping. Great take on the inspiration photo.
Gorgeous set of cards! You hit the inspiration perfectly!
Thanks for sharing
What a great set of cards! I love your hand stamped background paper, it's really cool!
I love what you've done with that little touch of gold embossing powder! It's so subtle yet elegant...truly beautiful!
Oh how pretty! Love your background and that big bold beautiful butterfly!
gorgeous card set!
Wow, I thought you used pattern paper, not stamped your own background!
Oh, I love the stamped butterfly background! Beautiful!
very beautiful card set
Lovey card Maria. Love the background with the tan butterflies. The thread looks perfect with the big die-cut butterfly.
Yay you won! Congrats sweet girl!
Congratulations on your win, Marcia! Woohoo!
Beautiful!! And congrats on your win!
congrats on your win Marcia - your card set is wonderful - the lavender, tan and gold combo is lovely - and thanks for your sweet comment on my card!!
Gorgeous set of cards, Marcia. Love your background butterfly stamping and then your gorgeous layered focal point. And a big yay on your win!
this is so so beautiful!!!! I love the added texture of gold on your butterflies!
Congratulations! Your card is just stunning!
Congrats on your win, Marcia!
Gorgeous card Marcia and lucky you to be a winner.
Gorgeous card and lucky you for winning a GC, too! I love everything about this card for the stamps to the colors. I don't think there's too much gold either. Beautiful!!!
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