Saturday, April 5, 2008

Warm Wishes!

Today I am sending some warm wishes to all of you who are still having cold weather (brrr!) I cannot imagine--it was 85 and HOT here today!

The butterfly stamps on this card are from Inkadinkado-Patterned Bugs Clear Stamp set. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Frames & Messages Clear Design Stamp Set. (I use these sentiments a lot!)

I stamped the butterflies once on white cardstock (with Brilliance black ink) and another time on vellum (with StazOn ink). After sponging the white cardstock with the Spring Moss stamp pad, I carefully cut out the butterflies from the vellum that I wanted to pop out. I added them on top of the white cardstock using small pop dots.

The background is Memory box paper that I lined up the swirls so that it looks like the path of that stray butterfly.

I popped up the sentiment and added silver eyelets and cord and finished it off with a little May Arts ribbon (my fav!).

The stamps, Memory Box paper and May Arts ribbon can be found at Stamper's Dream.

Materials used: Stamps- Patterned Bugs Clear Stamp set (Inkadinkado), Frames & Messages Clear Stamps (Hero Arts); white cardstock (SU!); Vellum (Paper Company); Sponge; Spring moss cardstock, ribbon, stamp pad (Papertrey Ink); brilliance black ink; Staz On black; label punch, circle punch, tab punch, corner ticket punch (Stampin' Up!); Cropadile; silver eyelets (SU!); silver cord (SU!); May arts black and white polka dot ribbon; paper piercing tool and mat pack (SU!); dimensionals (SU!).

Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

JAR said...

Such a beautiful card!! Send me some of that warmth!!
So glad your house sold so quickly! Where are you being transferred to?

Angie said...

Gorgeous! I just bought this stamp set and this is exactly what I wanted to do with it, only I didn't think to use vellum! Thanks for the great idea, I'll have to give it a shot. Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

Judi said...

What a beautiful card!

Alli Miles said...

Your card is GORGEOUS girl!!!

Lee said...

Very striking!!! A beautiful layout and such gorgeous butterflies!!!

Amy said...

This card is beautiful Cammie! I love the butterflies, they are a wonderful sign of good things to come, aren't they? BTW, where are you moving to? I don't remember reading about that, I just remember you saying you were moving!

Hugs,
Amy

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

GORGEOUS, Carolyn! I just got this set a little while ago and I LOVE it! Thanks for making me even happier that I bought it! :)

Mary Jane D. said...

Gorgeous card! I just bought this stamp set mostly for the biggest butterfly. I almost didn't because I didn't think I'd use the stamp you used on your card. Thanks for the wonderful example. Now I can't wait to make a card with that stamp.

Kira said...

That is definitely gorgeous! Love the pattern with the butterflies and that some of them are ready to fly away! And I could definitely use some green! Still lots of snow here. Temps are warming up but there's just so much snow to melt! So thanks for the warm wishes!

Juanita B said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love the black and white...that is VERY creative. Do you wake up with these marvelous ideas, dream about them at night, or are they just there??? CONGRATULATIONS on your Spring(?) weather, I'm happy with a high of 65F, LOL. TFS.

Bethany Paull said...

That is so gorgeous! I love that the butterflies are in all black.

dpkennedy said...

This card is beautiful! I have these stamps but haven't used them yet....but I love your idea! And 85? Yep, I'm jealous! Didn't make it out of th 40's today and it's gray and dank. But your card was my bright spot today, thanks!

Rita said...

What a neat looking card, I luv how you made the butterfly's look like their floating on the card! Thanks for sending us the warmth & sunshine!

Julie Koerber said...

Carolyn... this card is WOW! I love all the elements you put into it! If I had to pick one favorite, I couldn't! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Stampmouse said...

stunning card.

enjoy your beautiful weather ENVIOUS

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful!!! If it wasn't so lovely(not 85, but hey, it isn't raining either)here I would be mad at your 85!! Enjoy!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh I dont know WHY I didnt buy that set when I had the chance :C Your card is just lovely!!! The 3D buterfly is perfect.

Carolina said...

Gorgeous card!!! The butterflies are just stunning!

Congrats on selling the house so quickly!

Rose Ann said...

This is just beautiful!! I love the dimension of your butterflies!!!

Carla said...

I love the dimension on this! Great colors and layout, too!

denise said...

I love this card. It is gorgeous! I am going to have to try this out.... everything you do is fantastic.

Denise G