Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Life Is Like A Butterfly

"Life is like a butterfly.
It goes where it pleases & pleases where it goes."

JustRite Stampers has a stamp set called Butterfly Gardens, and coincidentally Pink Paislee has a Butterfly Garden paper collection. Both were floating around the chaos that is my workspace at present, and I couldn't resist putting them together just for fun. I also threw in some shapely die-cut panels done with the awesome Donna Salazar Creative Book Pages dies from Spellbinders. These have been calling my name since I first saw them back in January! Some stitching, seam binding, bling and a floral cluster provide the finishing touches.

Some detail shots:
The sentiment is stamped in white, then heat embossed with white embossing powder. The white piece to the right was done with one of the dies in the Fleur-de-Lis Doily Accents Shapeabilities set by Spellbinders.



The larger flower is from Prima's Innoscence 2 flower collection. The smaller flower is a Kaisercraft Coconut Paper Bloom. Both have been dotted with some Stardust Stickles for some sparkle. The peach crinkled seam binding has been tied into a double bow and topped with a button. It's hard to see in the photo, but I also tucked in a Webster's Pages butterfly stick pin.


Here and there, I added a little bit of Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter Shards by Art Institute Glitter. You can see it along the edge of the Creative Book Pages diecuts.


The butterfly was punched twice from vellum cardstock using a Martha Stewart punch. The bling in the background is by Zva Creative. (And I really should stick something on that butterfly to hide the glue dot, don't you think?)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

21 comments:

Sherri said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love the soft colors & the sentiment if beautiful as well.

Elizabeth said...

This is beyond beautiful!!!!I have been itching myself to get the Just Rite Stamps out. I just need to find the time! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Another masterpiece. I am drooling over those dies myself.

Kelli said...

Just Beautiful!!

DeNetra Bates said...

so pretty

Marisa said...

You've got stuff on here I have never even heard of! Gorgeous soft colours and multiple details. Fabulous card!!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

<----is having palpitations. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3!!!!!!!!!

Oliwiaen said...

A beautiful, beautiful card! Awesome colours, a lovely font of the sentiment and dies to die for! :-)

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Your work is soooo inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Hugs, Marit.
..:: xXx ::..

Marimer said...

Uhau!!!, Amy, que elegante es esta tarjeta, es fantástica, los colores, detalles y los troqueles que has usado, la hacen super fina, me encanta y con esa frase de motivo principal, es que es bellísimo este trabajo.
Enhorabuena. Besitos.

Brises said...

Oh, how beautiful card!

Beth Norman said...

Oh so beautiful. I liked how you provided links because I followed them to get a better understanding of what you used. Your colours are pretty.

reeree62 said...

Oh, Amy... over-the-top gorgeous! WOW!!!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous work!

Dottie said...

These pastel cards made of late, just draw me in an instant to them as they are so beautiful. I love your compositions and complimentary embellishments that just seal the deal for CLASSY & GORGEOUS!

Jo said...

this card is so beautiful.

Mari said...

So soft and beautiful! And I love that gorgeous die!

Conniecrafter said...

stunning, beautiful softness, and like the details in the piece to the right of your sentiment!

Mimi H. said...

Beautiful. I especially like how you used the creative book page for a card layout. And the placement of the fleur-de-lis accent is perfect. And the glass glitter shards are a nice touch. Actually, I like everything about the card. Thanks for sharing ;)

Lea L. said...

This is beautiful, Amy! I love all the fabulous use of vellum, and the softness of it all!! Wonderful job!!

Nati said...

beautiful card!!
Nati from Brazil
http://natiquill.blogspot.com

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