Saturday, June 9, 2012

Spread Your Wings!

 I decided I just couldn't let all the earlier board prep with my gelatos go to waste so here's a very simple card - usng the blue board I created for the Blog hop I showed you earlier this week. For my blue board, I had used 3 different colors of blue Gelatos from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, once I had colored my layers - I spritz the area with water mister, took my brush and blended until I had the effect I liked.

Since the background was already prepared, the rest will be pretty simple! I decided to feature the "Trailing Butterflies" stamp from The Rubber Cafe'. In this card I'm using the small set but there is also a large set and both can be seen here.

Taking my background paper, I dug out my Creative Memories, curved ruler - and cut it in pieces to create even more interest. When I applied the pieces to my Kraft card base, I made sure to leave about an 1/8" spacing. I really like the movement the curved lines give my card.

I stamped the phrase Spread Your Wings- directly on the lower portion of my card. And stamped and colored a cluster of Butterflies. I stamped the butterflies again on white water- color paper, colored them and 'fussy' cut them out adhering them with pop-dots.

Finally to finish my card, I cut 2 slits and pulled my gingham ribbon through tieing the ends into a bow. I used a button to help anchor my bow. The Gingham rbbon was black and white however I used my copic marker, and colored it to get the warm yellow orange color to match the butterflies.

Here's another view.

That's it! - have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. 
Remember keep on going down to catch the post for the Blog hop.  

Paper- Water color paper , Kraft Cardstock
Adhesive: Taperunner and Pop-dots
Embellishments: Ribbon, Graphic 45-chipboard button


Lisa M said...

Karen, WOW! Your card is incredible. I love the homemade contours and the way you designed that gorgeous background and the colored gingham ribbon to match and how you attached it. I'm blown away, this is truly a work of art. So, so pretty! Did I mention the butterlies are spectacular?
Lisa xx

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous...luv the butterflies and ribbon...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Anita Houston said...

Love your creative process, and your colors are perfect for our challenge, as well as the sentiment! Gorgeous butterflies and the whole card is beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie this fortnight!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally fabulous, Karen! The background with the Gelatos is just gorgeous and love the movement you have created with the wavy ruler (really brilliant!). Very cool work coloring that ribbon also. Super interpretation of our photo inspiration challenge. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Frilly and Funkie!