.... 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.