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

Friday, May 19, 2017

a butterfly birthday card...

Hope your week is going well!!  I have a card to share for a few challenges:  Color Throwdown, Freshly Made Sketches and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.   If you are like me (and I think you are, lol!) you have lots and lots of stamps and dies that aren't getting much love.   Based on that realization I decided to go through my large collection of Stampin Up! set and use one to create my card.  The stamp set I went with is the beautiful Watercolor Wings set.  Using my mini MISTI I was able to stamp my butterfly perfectly using the Color Throwdown colors.  The butterfly was then die cut with the matching die.  Since the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is to have some sparkle on your project I brushed on Stickles in Crystal to select parts of the butterfly.  (To see the sparkle better click on the photo to enlarge it.)  I did a little bit of quick watercoloring using ZIGs in the three colors from the CT palette on a panel of watercolor cardstock.  Once the panel was dry it was trimmed down and cut into two pieces per the FMS layout.  The sentiment is from another Stampin Up! set (Backyard Basics) and was stamped in VersaFine Smoky Gray.  The pieces were adhered with foam dimensionals and the butterfly with multi matte medium.   Now I have another sweet and simple birthday card to add to my stash.

Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  white cardstock, watercolor cardstock; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Ranger Crystal Stickles; ZIGs Clean Color markers

12 comments:

Margot said...

Love this card! All my favorite colors, blue, green and yellow!

Broni said...

What a beautiful butterfly! Love this, Rosemary! Thanks so much for joining in at the Color Throwdown this week!

Olga Jewell said...

Love the card, and your butterfly is gorgeous!

Viv said...

Such a lovely card Rosie,love that beautiful butterfly too 😀 Viv xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous card Rosie, love that butterfly x

~amy~ said...

Super pretty!

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning card, Rosemary! That is one beautiful butterfly & the background is perfect!

Jan Clothier said...

So beautiful, with that strongly coloured butterfly and soft background. Anyone would love to receive this beauty!

Lisa Elton said...

What a beautiful use of the colors! This is a marvelous card Rosemary!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great job with the sketch and the colors, Rosemary - just love your butterfly!!

Karren said...

Gorgeous card and a great use of both the sketch and challenge colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Gayatri said...

I love that sparkly butterfly. So beautiful. And that background is lovely and complements the colours on the butterfly. I love it. Thanks so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp A Bit of Sparkle Challenge. Gayatri xx