Wednesday, September 23, 2009

DIY Flutterby blooms

 Today’s card was made to fulfill two challenges. The first is for 365 cards which asked us to create our own patterned paper. Since today is Wednesday, I hopped over to Danni’s blog Flutter by Wednesday which asked us to make a card with a butterfly or fairy on it and include flowers. No twisting my arm to include a butterfly!


For the patterned paper I first choose a background sheet from my new pack of Basic Grey Indian Summer. (I finally got to pick up my new paper!) Next I took a piece of SU Kraft paper and used the Fine Lace background stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then I choose a stamp by Inkadinkado from the Fall Season clear set. I inked it with my Kaleidacolor pad - Cappuccino Delight. I randomly stamped it over the fine lace image. I trimmed the corners with an EK Success corner punch. For the butterfly, I took a small piece of Tim Holtz grunge paper and my butterfly CB set. I cut out the image first than ran it through one of the four embossing folders that come in the set. I used a sponge and choose two shades of ink from the ink pad to color it. I popped it up with foam tape and attempted to curl the wings a bit. I added a few Primas to resemble the butterfly’s flight trail.

The card seems a bit dark to me  but that is what I was drawn to create tonight. I didn’t think I was in a dark or gloomy mood. Hopefully tomorrow’s card will look cheerier.


  1. How beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!!
    Love the butterfly on this...I keep going back to look at it!! Gorgeous!

  2. Wow! What a beautiful card! Your attention to detail is an inspiration.

  3. Beautiful card - gorgeous butterfly! So glad you participated in the FBW challenge this week!!

  4. this is GORGEOUS! what a treat for the eyes. thanks for playing this last week. so sorry it took me so long to get here! it was totally worth the wait though. I love love love it!


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