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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sparkly Butterflies Card


I took two photos of this one so all the sparkles would show up better.

This one was made from my new Spellbinders Classic Petals Edgeabilities. I decided to use this dp from the Mariposa Stack by DCWV. First, I made a 5x7 card, then cut an edge from a piece of white CS big enough to cover the whole card. After layering the DP and the one with the cut edge cut on top of the card, I tried different colors under it, and decided on this green. Then I cut everything to fit and layered them on the card.

The white edge was quite stark, so I took a nib and clored the embossing using Memento New Sprout. The card still didn't look quite right. The DP has lots of sparkly accents, but the rest was too plain, so I added lots of Gold Stickles for accents, and it started looking very pretty. The paper was too pretty to cover up, so to add to the bottom I made a Stickles butterfly trail. That seemed to add enough so it didn't look empty any more. For a sentiment, I was originally going to add a larger Spellbinders tag, but it didn't look right, so I stamped this sentiment from JustRite, and cut it out with their matching Labels and Banners die. That seemed like a good size for the card without covering any of the DP.

I spent a long time trying to decide on a color for the sentiment, then I came across this pearlescent, textured paint sample. It was perfect. It was close to the main color in the DP, only a little darker, and the sheen was pretty. I stamped it with VersaMark and embossed it with gold EP. Originally I cut a backing for it and outlined that with the gold Stickles as well, but after trying the plain one and the other one a bunch of times, I decided I liked the plain one better. The sentiment is mounted dimensionally.

I had also planned on adding flowers, but that would have hidden too much of the pretty paper, so I decided not to add them. In person, there is so much sparkle the card doesn't need anything else.

6 comments:

Regina Hamilton said...

Kathi, you use some of the most beautiful papers. Love this card...

Marie-Louise said...

This is marvellous Kathi. Love the banner and the great paper.

Alison Scott said...

Kathi, I love that card. The paper is so sweer.
Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know I'm not the only one. I think I just had a bad week. I'm the only one here as my sister is in Aberdeen and my brother is in London, so I know it's going to become my responsibility. Anyway, thanks and I appreciated all the lovely comments.
Dad is fine now, was a bit dozy with the sedative - so that was fun. He felt hungover after a nap!
Mum had her injection today, unfortunately, was a new doctor - she was his 3rd. So took a lot longer, she says she hopes he gets plenty practice in for next month LOL.
Thanks again for understanding and letting me have a moan.
Love
Alison
xx

JD said...

Pretty card! It always amazes me the difference with taking two different photographs...It always looks like two different cards...I hope you are having a good week.!

Myrna said...

Kathi
Everything about this card is gorgeous. The butterfly is wonderful and your paper is oh so pretty.
Lovely job.
Myrna

Olga said...

Absolutley gorgeous!!!!