Tuesday, June 29, 2010

For the love of butterflies.....

I love butterflies...somehow they are so graceful and gorgeous to look at. They whisper of summer, soft breezes and a quiet, joyful time. You can tell, I'm mesmerized even as I just think about it.

I don't often buy ready-made embellishments...preferring to make my own. But when I saw a pack of these beauties in the store a few months ago, I went for it. I've been hoarding them too, wanting to use them on just the perfect card. Well this is it!!! The colors went together so well and the bottom layer is just gorgeous going from pink to brown to green to blue.  It's one of the favorite embellishments I have ever owned.

Now that I have oohd and aaahd over a store bought butterfly, let me tell you about the rest of the card. The background paper is sort of a vintage paisley that looks like  it's been washed.  The flourishes are sizzix cut with the Cuttlebug and then embossed with a very shiny clear and then clear glitter. This double embossing leaves the flourishes looking very thick, shiny and multi-colored. The sparkle goes from brown to blue and green. And, I have a corner embellishment topped with Stickles on the right.

This card will fit into the Play Date Cafe challenge for scarlet, orange, brown and blue. The top layer of the butterfly has orange on it.
It will also fit for the Crafty Calendar challenge for having bugs on your card. A butterfly is a bug, right?

Thanks for stopping by.
Please come again, and leave me a comment....I love to hear what you have to say.



  1. When you see a gorgeous butterfly image, whether it's a stamp or an embellie, you're just got to get it! It's a fact of life lol
    Gorgeous card Elena, thanks for playing at the playdate cafe :)
    And your little girl looks adorable on that amazing butterfly seat on your sidebar

  2. Lovely design and the butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for playing in the PDCC this week.

  3. Such a pretty card! I love butterflies too, they are gorgeous, and your card has showed it off beautifully! Great colours for our challenge this week. Thanks for playing along at the PDCC this week!

  4. This is just lovely, Elena! The butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

  5. Pretty! Wonderful dimensional butterfly! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  6. WOW! this is fabulous! love the gorgeous colours and the beautiful butterfly! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge! hugs, Jane xxx

  7. WOW--that butterfly is GORGEOUS:) No wonder you got it! I just love how this card came together--perfect for the color combo:) And I love that sentiment-GOD is good;) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC! Hope you will play again!

    ps....I taught all of my fourth graders that butterflies were bugs--so you are correct:) This fits nicely in that challenge as well!


Thank you for taking the time to leave me your thoughts.