Thursday, June 17, 2010

Butterflies and Bling


I'm getting hooked on this larger card size and love the extra space it gives me to play around!!!  Today's card was created using this beautiful Butterfly Blossoms digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop.  This week the Digi Doodle Shop's Best were challenged to create a card using this awesome sketch.  Since the midweek challenge over at OWH Stars and Stamps is all about BLING I couldn't resist adding a few of those to give this card a little extra sparkle!!!

The card base is a 5 3/4 x 11 1/2 piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock folded in half.  Next I cut a 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 piece of PTI White and layered it with a slightly smaller piece of paper pierced Yoyo Yellow cardstock.  The larger circle is 4 1/2" More Mustard cardstock.  The Butterfly Blossom image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered on to a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock.

The two smaller circles were punched of More Mustard cardstock using the 1 3/8" Circle Punch and attached using mounting tape.  Using 5/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon I made the beautiful bow using this Single Tied Bow tutorial from Amazing Paper Grace then using a tweezers pulled another strip of matching ribbon through the backside of the bow and taped the ends down on the backside before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added smaller Kaiser Rhinestones along the edge of the larger circle.

Hope you have an awesome day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Butterfly Blossoms (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Yoyo Yellow and PTI White
  • Ink: Copics YR23, Y08, V09, V17, YG17 and YG67
  • Other: Creative Memories Cutting System, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 5/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones and Mounting Tape

18 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

How pretty and love all the colors, especially the bling.

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love the bright colors.

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

I love your card..... the colors are so bright and beautiful and your coloring is fabulous.....

Harriet

Stamps R Us said...

WOW!I love this card and the layout looks like fun.

sendajoyfulcard said...

ok I don't know how that happen.I left you a comment and my name is stamps r us.

Judy said...

Very very pretty Karen. The vibrant colors are wonderfully used, and the white ribbon really gives it a nice crisp look.

Beautiful job
Hugs
Judy

jimlynn said...

So very pretty! Love the bling AND everything else. Your bow is awesome. So pretty.
Lynn

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Karen..you are specialist on Flowers card and again your coloring is Fab B woow...love the blings and the piercing on your card...Awesome card dear...

KymKreates said...

I love the entire look and use of the sketch. So very lovely!

Thanks a bunch!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Karen this is gorgeous! I love the colors, your coloring and that sketch all I can say is wow ;)

Karen said...

Very nice Karen.
xx

Paige said...

Your card is divine! Love the addition of the bling!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- I love all of the added details you have added- esp the piercing! Beautiful coloring too. TFS

Katja of Katzz said...

Your coloring is so beautifull!! My compliments. Another great flowercard!
Greetings,
Katja

Pascale said...

Glad to hear you are safe and sound. Gorgeous card I love the bling hugs Pascale

Becky said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colors and the bling

jo said...

So pretty! Great take on Kym's sketch! :)

Amber said...

Beauiful card! Love the colors!
Hugs
Amber