Saturday, May 29, 2010

Butterfly {W}ishes



I was putting things away and rearranging the other day when I rediscovered my Queen Bee paper pad by Pink Paislee. Boy, does this collection ever call my name! I just love the modern elegance of the colors and the trendy patterns. Today's card is my sample for Jen's Sketch For You To Try. Check out the sketch:



And visit the talented SFYTT sisters for more inspiration:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Iwona Palamountain
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Jenn Diercks
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Megan Lock
Sonja Christoph
Susan Liles

I started out by stamping three different damask patterns (using Fanciful Flourishes by Flourishes) in black ink onto some of the more monochromatic patterns in the Queen Bee collection. I punched out 1 3/8" squares, arranged them into a vertical strip, then trimmed to fit my card front. The punched border along the vertical strip was punched with the Martha Stewart Optic Dots punch set.

Next, I added some Pink Paislee pleated twill for the horizontal strip and secured each end with a black button. The circle focal image panel is cut with Spellbinders dies. The butterfly is stamped, clear embossed, trimmed out, and adorned with Kaiser black adhesive pearls (the black ones are out of stock currently). Last, I added the sentiment circle, which was stamped with one of the sentiments in the Fanciful Flourishes set.

Have a super weekend!



Stamps: Fanciful Flourishes (Flourishes)
Paper: Pink Paislee Queen Bee 6x6 pad, Stampin' Up Basic Black card stock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Old Paper Distres Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders classic and scalloped circle Nestabilities, Kaiser adhesive pearls, clear embossing powder, Papertrey buttons, May Arts ivory burlap string, Pink Paislee pleated twill, Swarovski mini crystals, Martha Stewart Optic Dots punch set
Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (A2)

23 comments:

Christina Fischer said...

Whoa -- this is stunning, Amy!! :)

Claireabelle said...

Amy this is just gorgeous!
x

Tiffaney in VA said...

Very elegant and serene. TFS!

Oliwiaen said...

Oh, this is so elegant and classy! I love how nicely those dots show on the punched border!

Allison said...

Gorgeous and so elegant. I love the colours and those panels look like dp that you stamped in damask patterns!

Shantaie said...

I just never know what beautiful thing Im going to see when I visit your blog, but I can always count on your work to awe and inspire me!

Sarah said...

I also have the Queen Bee paper pad - why don't my cards made with the same DP look this good?!!!!! Awesome, as always.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

so so lovely sweet Amy! Hugs,

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is amazing! I love the colors! I am so glad you re-discovered your papers to create this beauty! Thanks for emailing me the sketch, too! You are a dear!

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this card, Amy!!! It's gorgeous!!! That is such an elegant butterfly and your colour combo is great.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

LOVE this!!! Gorgeous, elegant colour combo and how you created your own DSP is fantastic!!! Love all your detailing!!! :)

Beth Norman said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The colour combo is beautiful. The elegance is beautiful. You are the best!

Megan said...

Beautiful! The black/ivory is stunning.

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous! Love the ribbon work! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Your butterfly card is simply EXQUISITE!!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous work, Denise! So elegant...my favorite kind of card! Awesome details, as always. :)

Jenn Diercks said...

This is so elegant. I love every detail from the butterfly to the ruffled ribbon and the buttons. Gorgeous take on the sketch!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love the soft yellow and gray combination! Also all the different damask-type patterns - just lovely and oh, so elegant!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a stunner!!

Erin Smetak said...

This is gorgous! LOVE the butterfly! Now I have to copy, er, case this! ;)

Deborah Young said...

GORgeous! Still love Queen Bee - and you are the Queen Bee of Queen Bee! Your Damask tiles are supremely awesome. So inspiring!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful papers/colors, lovely butterfly and like the gems on the sentiment!

Cindy Lee said...

Ok..I can't stop! I love everything I see here!

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