Friday, July 24, 2009

Birthday Butterfly

I just have to toot my own horn for just a minute.  Last week I participated in Kristina Werner’s Color Inspiration Challenge with this card.  I love them because they are usually color combos that I wouldn’t try on my own.  This last one was a doosey with all of the colors she included but I saw it and knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I just enter for fun and love looking at all of the other samples that people submit.  I never imagined one of my cards would be in her favorites round up, so I was shocked when I got a congrats email from a friend and I had to go check it out.  Sure enough, my little bug was there along with other fabulous cards.  Run over and check out the other cards in the round-up as there are some great ones there!

Ok so on with today's card.  I just fell in love with the new Cottage Wall DSP when I got the new catalog.  In fact it was the very first thing on my must have list.  I really like the color combination, since Kiwi Kiss has retired, Old Olive is my favorite color and it is combined with some other great colors that I would not have done on my own.    I knew I wanted to use my sizzix beautiful butterflies die with the paper.  Anyways here is my card.  butterfly bday

The colors are off a bit, the base is Rich Razzleberry.  Also it looks like the center image is way off but that is because of the angle I took the picture combined with the fact that it is mounted on dimensionals.  I promise in real life it is centered.  A word of warning: I carefully lined up the crop-a-dile to where I wanted to punch the holes but I guess I didn't tighten the little screw all the way because you can tell that it shifted as I went along the scallops. 

Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP

Accessories: Whisper White taffeta ribbon, wide old olive grosgrain, dimensionals

Tools:  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz XL die, scallop edge punch, crop-a-dile

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sandi maciver said...

your card is absolutely stunning

Twila said...

So pretty. I just love those colors. Cute way to add a little something to the butterfly. Congarts to you, you go right ahead and toot your horn.

virginia said...

Very pretty Love the layers!

TiStampsUp said...

I also love this new DSP. It was the first on my must list, too! lol I'm doing a week long projects of just using these colors on my blog.