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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.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Butterfly Trio Birthday

Happy Saturday! After doing some spring cleaning I thought I'd take a break and work on this card that I started a few days ago. I happened to come across a technique that called for using inks and Fantastix coloring tools and decided to try it.

I began by preparing my card base in ivory card stock and layered it with brown. Next, I cut a panel using a Martha Stewart border punch and popped it on to the base with dimensionals.

I cut a label in brown card stock using the fourth largest die of Spellbinders Labels Thirty Six. Using a stamp from GKD Stately Flowers 8, I stamped my sentiment on ivory card stock in black ink and then cut and embossed it with the second smallest die from the same Spellbinders die set. Before popping it out of the die, I sponged around the edges with Memento Desert Sand ink. This was then adhered to the brown label and then popped on to the center of my base card.

The 3 butterflies were cut in ivory using PTI's Butterfly die. Next, using a butterfly stamp from PTI Butterfly Dreams stamp set, I stamped my image on each cut butterfly. Using Memento Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa inks, I colored the butterflies using a Fantastix coloring tool. Finally 3 small pearls were added to the body of each butterfly and these were then popped on to my card with dimensionals.

I hope you liked this project and will stop by to visit often. Until next time, have a sunny and crafty day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Crafty Catz   -  Challenge #228 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #54 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge 16 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #129 - Anything Goes
MFP Speedy TV  -  Challenge #94  - Simple Salutations
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Apr 22-28 Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #68b - Anything Goes
Just Be Creative Crazy   -  April Just Because Linky Party


Vickie Y said...

Beautiful lacey border and card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

Melanie said...

This is beautiful, Olga.

Frann said...

Beautiful card! The colors are so rich and the design is perfect.

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous Design, thank you so much for joining in with the the fun over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it means a lot....I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and Good Luck in the draw....
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Janette said...

What a beautiful card Olga, I love it...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Your cards are always so crisp and pristine BUT ALWAYS so beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
Abundant Blessings, Carole

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning card. Love all those fantastic butterflies and great colors of the card.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the butterflies and the border punch-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
Carol DT x

Mad Moose said...

Elegant and classy. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

steph said...

Beautiful card, love the colors. Thanks for sharing at MFP Simple Salutations.

Sheena Brooks said...

Wow! This is very eye-catching. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.