Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Butterflyin' LPS Butterflies & Blooms

Simplest card I've made in ages. It was really refreshing to to make something that came together so quickly. I blame it on that cute butterfly from LPS: Butterflies & Blossoms And of course that flourish that I lurve too much.

The card is a size I don't normally make but enjoyed a lot: 4 and 2/8 inches squared. Great size to cut from 12x12 cardstock with very little waste. :O)

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Card supplies:

Stamps: Butterflies & Blossoms & Flourished Dove from Little Paper Shop

--Very Vanilla Textured, & Basic Black cardstock from Stampin' Up!
--Patterned text Paper from 7Gypsies painted with a gesso wash (tutorial here)
--Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste:Flora Bella patterned paper

Embellishments: Seed beads stuck on with Crystal Lacquer, Self-adhesive gems.

How to:
  1. Cut cardstock 4 2/8 inches by 8 1/2 inches fold in half to make 4 2/8 inch square card.
  2. Punch a mat from Basic Black cardstock (Jumbo Giga Scallop circle punch). Add faux stitches around the scallop with a white pencil crayon.
  3. Punch Scallop of gesso-ed patterned paper (Stampin' Up! punch)
  4. Draw antennae on the gesso scallop (the gesso lets you emboss using Stampin' Write marker) (SU)
  5. Stamp LPS flourish on a strip (4 2/8" wide) of Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste:Flora Bella patterned paper Cut along scallop
  6. Stamp Butterfly onto Fleuriste:Flora Bella paper in black craft ink & cut it out.
  7. Stick seed beads onto the butterfly with Crystal Lacquer for the body & self-adhesive gems for the head. (I like to use the tip of a paper piercer to line the beads up after I stick 'em on the glue. They're a really affordable way to add bling.)
  8. Stick it all together. Add a strip of SU black grosgrain ribbon with a bow tied onto it.
  9. Stick gems onto the flourish.

This is the body from the large butterfly stuck on the little butterflies wings. Sounds creepy, but it was fun to mix & match 'em so there were more beads (way sparklier IRL) :O)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day!

The curvy basket that goes with this card was in yesterday's post:


Linanna DESIGNS said...

This is such a stunning card, very sophisticated and classy and such beautiful colours!! Linda x

Unknown said...

What a perfectly elegant card to match that amazing basket!! I love the softness of the background and all that bling!!
hugs, Jami

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I love your card. Very elegent.

Janine said...

Such a pretty card Mel! Hope all is well with you...Have a great day***

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Mel, i love that butterfly.

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Maria said...

Love how you matched it with your basket! Such a nice gift to give to someone!! Love that pretty butterfly. . .it looks like a jewel charm. Very pretty, Mel!!


ScrapMomOf2 said...

I really love the color combination! Stunning! What a beautiful card! I love it!

Catherine said...

Beautiful! You never cease to amaze.

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Well this card may have been quick but it is oh so elegant. I love the colors you chose. Thanking you for reminding us that some times less IS more. TFS

Debbie/Phx AZ

Lorraine said...

Such elegance, colours so classy.

Elena said...

Very elegant card! Mel, you always amaze me with all your delicate detailed work! So beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial! Love the tiny faux stitching!

Denise said...

Very beautiful card, I like how you used the liquid lacquer. I just ordered some, can't wait to try it out.

Erum Tasneem said...

the card is absolutely amazing Mel! Even though its simple but it looks sooo elegant!

Linsey R said...

Oh my word, Mel! This gift set is spectacular! I love your butterflies--simply or not--this is super beautiful and I love the basket too! WoW, girl! You are inspiring me today! :) hugs~

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Linda Crowder said...

I apologize for the previous attempt, my fingers hit send accidentally. I wanted to say: you must be like me and never sleep. You keep bringing forth all these wonderful cards! Then, I ask, how is it that you are so creative and all I am is sleepy? lol Linda Crowder

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