Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Less is More 16 & CAS-ual Fridays .....

.... the challenges from Less is More to use a butterfly or butterflies on your card is a perfect partner to the request to "Bring the Bling" for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  A marriage made in heaven!!



Butterflies are such a popular image and they feature frequently on the cards that I see when browsing the Internet.  And there are so many gorgeous stamps available - I have quite a few in my stash, but for this card I decided to use a stamp that I got free with this issue of Craft Stamper magazine.  I inked up the butterfly with a lovely pale pink and added a darker rose colour to the wing edges and stamped directly onto a small 3" × 3" card.  I used one of my new ultra fine Sharpie pens (super set) to add some butterfly trails and finally a simple sentiment.  But I wasn't happy with the card - it was certainly clean and simple - but didn't look finished.

So I made my small card into a topper by cutting off the front of the card and trimming down the size.  I used the red ink pad to ink the card edges - just a fine line.  Then I attached the image to a mat of pale pink textured mirri card and mounted the whole lot onto a larger square card.  Finally I added some bling to the little swirls - and now I'm happy with the way the card has turned out.



Stamps:  Chocolate Baroque - Butterfly (FOC from Craft Stamper);  Waltzingmouse - Say It With Style
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Accessories:  Card, mirri card, gems from stash

I'd like to say thank you to my fellow LIMettes for all your wonderful comments on my LIM15 cards - I've read them all and really appreciate you taking the time to leave some love!!  I have discovered that I am able to leave comments on some cards - it does appear to be a bit hit and miss at the moment.  Blogger says that the problem is not affecting everyone and that they are working on a fix - so hopefully I'll be able to leave some love.

I've got a day of playing in my craft room lined up.  See you all later.

24 comments:

Mandi said...

Hi Deborah
Isn't it funny how our 2 challenges matched perfectly!
Yours is very pretty, I like the way you mounted on a larger bas card,, making for a super CAS
Thank you for your entry and loyalty
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Pauline said...

Very pretty Deborah! Love the shiny mat card, and the butterfly stamp is so pretty.

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Deborah
Beryl x

Kathyk said...

I love this CS freebie butterfly - fab card

Kathyk

Craftilicious said...

I forgot about this stamp when looking through mine for butterflies - I really need to get my stuff organised! Great card - love the trails....

Reggirl said...

Hi Deborah, you have done an amazing card... thank you for sharing.

Karen B. said...

Beautiful, I love the shimmer that your card has. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Paula said...

I like the effect you achieved with the layering & it really brings the image to life. Good thinking. Safari Browser seems to be functioning OK still with leaving comments today.
Paula (PEP)

GoonerGirl said...

Such a pretty card.. Chris x

Jo said...

I love your card Deborah, it's so pretty. Jo x

Kryssi said...

Ooh what a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

Lovely card Deborah. Yep my daughter had problems yesterday commenting but seems ok since :)
Jenny x

Michele Gross said...

Ooo, Lovely!! Bling and butteflies do go so well together :) Glad you played along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Deborah, Great card, pretty butterfly and it's lovely to see some reflective mirri card, it's been awol methinks and I do like it especially on your card:0)
Thanks for becoming a follower, you are very welcome:0) xxx

Joan B said...

what a very pretty blingy card!!!

cbuswell said...

very pretty, love the metallic card.

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Aileen said...

The shimmer on your mirri card goes great with the bling on your butterfly. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Very pretty Deborah and just the right amount of bling!

Toulouse31 said...

I had forgotten I have that stamp, you have made great use of it :-)

Jaclyn Miller said...

That panel is so cool - every way you look at it, it looks different. Pretty. Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Susan said...

Deb, this is gorgeous! Love that mirri card!!
my card is HERE

Shobana said...

Aah...so so pretty! Love it! :)

Lisa said...

I think I got a bit carried away...lol. Love your card, the shiny mat & layer really makes the image pop xxx

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