"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Friday, January 8, 2016

happy birthday...

Hey friends!!  The weekend is upon us and the sun is shining here in the PNW... yay!!! This morning it was foggy and it has been cold all week so I will definitely take the sun!  I have a card to share that uses the current Freshly Made Sketches layout and the yummy color combo from Color Throwdown.  I used a lovely stamp set from Stampin Up! called Watercolor Wings to create my butterfly.  There are matching dies too!  I stamped the butterfly using Simon Says Stamp Fog ink and Stampin Up! Coastal Cabana ink and then die cut it.  The white cardstock panel was die cut and then I used a smaller rectangular die to cut the panel as you see.  I stamped another image from Watercolor Wings using SU!'s Pumpkin Pie ink and then die cut some stitching holes using a PTI Stitching Lines die.  The same die was used to cut holes in the butterfly and then I stitched the butterfly to the panel using orange hemp twine. I stamped the sentiment in black, attached the panel to a SSS Fog cardstock base and then finished everything with some Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins.  Adding this to the current Time Out challenge which is a birthday theme, but I don't have the twist.


Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, SSS Fog; Stamps:  Stampin Up! (Watercolor Wings and Butterfly Basics); Dies:  Stampin Up! (butterfly), A Jillian Vance Design (rectangles); Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Simon Says Stamp; Orange hemp twine

19 comments:

Broni said...

This is so very pretty and SO creative!! I love how you stitched the butterfly with the orange twine!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Your stitching on the butterfly is such a pretty accent! This is FABulous Rosemary!!

Greta said...

Wowzer--you've amazed me again, Rosemary! What a creative, beautiful card! PS--I got the fog cardstock just because of you--just need to use it!

sandie said...

Superb Rosemary, love the stitching on the butterfly, so very creative. Good to see you back with us at TO

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous !!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Rosemary ... how completely lovely! You've used those colours so beautifully with that fabulous butterfly ... the stitching is such a brilliant texture-y touch! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Barbara said...

You had me at the butterfly! Fab use of the colors and the sketch! Thanks for playing the Throwdown! Hope to see you again next time!

Lynn Put said...

This is wonderful! Love your design and your pretty butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Rosemary! Your butterfly is so beautiful, and I love the clever way you added stitching! Love the color combo, too!

I Card Everyone said...

Rosemary this is such a clever take on the sketch ... LOve that butterfly, and the colors ... now can we talk about the dishes in that challenge!? Fantastic card!
=]

Amy O said...

This butterfly is beautiful! I love the stitching down the center and the colors you've used. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

I am completely in love with this butterfly! What a beautiful card this is! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Betty Wright said...

This is beautiful, Rosemary! Love how you used the color and worked that sketch! The stitching is fantastic! Lovely card!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful butterfly and I love the stitching!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Martha said...

OH, Rosemary, I've run out of adjectives to describe all the beautiful cards you create. This one is simply gorgeous. I love EVERY detail...design, stamping, colors. Love how you've used the PTI Stitching Lines die. I have to remember to use those dies again. You always inspire me.

Yujung Kim said...

That card is absolutely gorgeous:))

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Lisa Kind said...

Gorgeous card! Love that butterfly! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Jill Vickers said...

Such a pretty card - I just love the combination of colours and the stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill