Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Butterfly happiness

Today's color challenge on Splitcoast was to use Riding hood red, going grey and always artichoke. I substituted the red and grey for Basic Grey and Ruby Red. I love elegant cards that are quick and simple to make! I made this one using the set Butterfly Happiness which you can find at the There She Goes store.

I made this card by first sponging the clouds using a makeup sponge and an acetate cloud template. I then stamped the leaves with always artichoke and added the little "berries" with a Ruby Red SU marker. I stamped the butterflies onto vellum and water colored them with ruby red ink. After the ink was dry, I cut out the butterflies and adhered them to my card using red sticky tape. But the card wasn't quite finished... it needed bling! I added some stickles to the butterfly wings for some extra sparkle.


Supplies: Stamps- Butterfly Happiness (There She Goes) Paper- Going grey, white. Ink- always artichoke, ruby red, black stazon, soft sky. Accessories- cloud template, makeup sponge, SU marker, watercolor brush, scallop corner punch, vellum, stickles, red sticky tape.



7 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beeeeeeautiful!! Love the soft pink butterflies with the clouds in the background. Just lovely!

PATTY said...

a very pretty card. I love butterflies on cards.
patty

Kristine B. said...

OH WOW---this is so gorgeous!! I love how it was prolly so simple to make, but it looks very very elegant and sophisticated. GREAT JOB!! Now I want that set!! :)

Kim P said...

This is fabulous! Very soft and delicate!

Anonymous said...

Jess this card is so elegant. I love those beautiful butterflies. Love those stamps too. Hope all is going well with the store. Keep up the good work.

Love You,
Debbie/Phx AZ

The Garage Sale Diva said...

The little berries were the perfect finishing touch. Very elegant.

KOstvig said...

Very pretty Jess, great job onthe card