Sunday, May 22, 2011

Butterfly Sympathy card - 3 challenges

Sunday, May 22, 2011 3rd post for this weekend.  I've been busy.  And, I love it.
My first post yesterday, was a card using sponging.  I loved it so much, that I had to do another one.  Also, I'm trying to get better at creating one-layer cards.  I just love the clean and simple look...but it isn't always so easy for me to do.  Remember, I like bling and embellies and layers.  A lot.
My inspiration for this card came from a photo that I saw on Pinterest.  Do you Pin?  It's so, so addicting.

Anyway, this card is for 3 challenges.  In fact, this is the second card I've posted this weekend for 2 of these challenges.  Those are:

CAS-ual Fridays challenge - Bring on the bling!
Lily Pad Sketch challenge - using this great sketch by Lucy Abrams
And, finally, this challenge at Soap Box Creations - create a card inspired by a photo on Pinterest.
Since I'm a big fan of Pinterest, I had to play along in Laurie Willison's challenge!
This is the Pinterest photo that inspired my card:
I love this photo.  When I went browsing through Pinterest for inspiration...this one caught my eye immediately.

My card ~

I masked off the rectangular area with post-it notes, then sponged with Color Box Frost White ink.  It's a very wet, thick it was fairly easy to get the soft look I wanted.  I used the same ink for the stamped flowers.  After adding my sentiment, it looked a little lost.  So, I added 3 lines with a SU marker to "anchor" it.

Thanks so much for stopping in!
Ink: marina mist, night of navy (Stampin' Up!), frost white (Color Box)
Card stock: marina mist for the card base, bashful blue for the butterfly (both are SU)
Stamps: of the earth (SU), sentiment sampler (Paper Smooches)
Other: butterfly punch (MS), gems (Recollections)


  1. Love the addition of the lines :) Very clever and it balances so well with the way you lined your bling! Wonderful card, thanks for sharing it with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Such a beautiful and elegant, yet totally striking design! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Oh my goodness! This is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing along with my pinterest challenge and CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Very pretty!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. How absolutely gorgeous... Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Love, love, LOVE this card!!! Sponging is the best :) You are always so full of neat tricks and tips! :)

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous, Susie. I love the subtlety. :)

  8. Love how you masked off that square and sponged with white. So pretty. Thank you for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

  9. Beautiful. Congrats on the Moxie shout out!

  10. inspire me so much that I featured you on my blog. There's an award for you to snag if you'd like.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Oh, you scored BIG with this card. What a fabulous use of the inspiration piece, and the sponging and hand-drawn lines are brilliant. I'm adding your blog to my reader!

  12. Since I love blues, I LOVE your card! Beautiful take on Lucy's sketch! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  13. beautiful shades of blue. very pretty card! thanks for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!


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