Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dear Friend and Butterfly Duo

Butterflies is the theme for a Joan's Gardens challenge this week. The challenge was to make a card using yellow and white as the color theme, include at least 2 butterflies, swirls of some sort and some polka dots. Up to 3 cards can be entered for this challenge. I made 2 cards

In the first card, for my background, I used a Darice embossing folder on white card stock for the swirls and attached it to a yellow card base.  In the center I used 2 different sizes of Spellbinders Gold Labels 4 and computer generated my sentiment on the smaller white label.

The butterflies on this card were cut from Spellbinders Les Papillions Two die set. The one in the lower left corner was stamped with a polka dot stamp from GKD Timeless Textures set and then embossed with white EP.

In my second card, I used yellow polka dots on white (digital paper) for my background. The swirl was cut with a Memory Box Amira Flourish die. I added a quilled flower, made from white vellum, to the middle of the swirls.

The 2 butterflies were cut with a Memory Box Moonlight Butterfly die and then embossed with a Cuttlebug polka dot folder. The sentiment, from GKD, was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a white oval created with Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and then layered on a yellow scalloped oval created with Classic Scalloped Ovals Large. Cardstock for both cards was from GKD.

These 2 cards were entered into the following challenge(s):
Joan's Gardens - JG0516 Butterflies
CDAC - Anything Goes


Lynnel Lynch said...

What a beautiful card. Love the yellow and white. Your embossed background paper is very nice. And your butterflies are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much for playing the CDAC ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE
CDAC DT Member

Pssequimages said...

What pretty cards, Olga. I love the butterflies you used...they're just gorgeous!

Ginny B. said...

Olga, the butterflies you used were just stunning. Love how you balanced the colors on both cards. These are truly works of art! :o)